Enrollment Specialist (SGR)

Date: May 6, 2019

Location: Saudi Arabia

Company: King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

Job Summary:

The Enrollment Specialist (SGR) assists in leading key outreach and recruitment initiatives aiming to attract and develop a high quality pool of Saudi students for admission to KAUST.

Major Responsibilities

  • Conduct extensive outreach campaigns within the following areas: in-Kingdom universities, out-of-Kingdom universities, cultural attaches/cultural affairs/Ministries, and industrial partners in order to develop a rich pool of qualified students from which KAUST is able to admit into its programs
  • Organize and provide guidance to the application follow-up team on admission requirements, guidelines, processes, FAQs, cultural fit, etc.
  • Screen and review the In-Kingdom applicants
  • Work with admissions team on the review and admissions process providing guidance/support regarding cultural sensitivities when reviewing applications
  • Provide hands-on support in the review and selection/admissions process in order to optimize the output from the Saudi National applicant pool
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Assist with developing communication plan and campaigns for inquiry, application and enrollment management

Technical Skills

  • Extensive project management skills
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to navigate the graduate application and admission processes in Apply Yourself and Hobsons
  • Ability to assess academic credentials with an in-depth view
  • Experience in maintaining accurate, confidential record
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Non-Technical Skills or Attributes

  • Fluency in English (oral and written); Arabic speaker (not required)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to understand cultural diversity
  • Strong attention to detail and result-oriented
  • Being capable of prioritizing work
  • Excellent tactical, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Sound judgment- and decision-making ability to resolve a rank of issues/problems
  • Being initiative and cooperative

*Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree; strong preference for Master’s degree in relevant fields

3-5 years of experience in admissions, career services/placement or a similar role