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Academic Advisor I, Analyst


Posted: 3/28/2019
Job Reference #: 675548
Keywords: advisor

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Position Title
Academic Advisor I, Analyst

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Functional Work Area
Human Resources

Job Purpose & Responsibilities
Job Purpose:
The academic advisor role within the Educational Programs team plays a critical role in successfully implementing the scholarship program in the AMR region. You will provide integrated academic advisement, coaching and consultation to a designated group of SABIC sponsored students; this may include students at the pre-college (i.e. Foundation Year), undergraduate, and/or graduate level. You will partner with approximately 15 universities to support your students as they follow rigorous degree plans, ensuring they graduate on time and that the educational investment made by SABIC is maximized. All of our students are originally from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and therefore require your support in matters of academic and cultural adjustment. In addition to academic advising, you will find creative ways to connect your student to SABIC (E.g. internships, seminars, conferences, events, etc.), and foster students' professional development. We are looking for outgoing and compassionate individuals who can work in a fast paced and changing environment. The successful Academic Advisor is passionate about working with international students and can juggle the multiple demands of this role. We offer the right candidate a challenging position with the opportunity to work on a global team doing work that makes an impact.

Job and Education Requirements:
• 5-7 years' experience in international education, academic advising, admissions counseling, educational exchanges, and/or student database management
• Holds Master or Bachelor's degree in HR, Education or related field
• Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills.
• Work or study abroad experience.
• A working knowledge of immigration policy and degree requirements in the fields of engineering and business.
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
• Ability to build a personal rapport with diverse individuals including students, institutional partners, and colleagues.
• Ability to independently manage case load of students with sensitivity.
• Ability to serve as an emergency contact for student case load,including maintaining a work mobile phone in the event of a student emergency.
• Ability to navigate ambiguity and changing work situations professionally and in a calm manner.
• Ability to travel up to 25% of the time annually; peak travel seasons are September-November and February - April

Eligibility Requirements:
• You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.
• You must be 18 years or older
• You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
• You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
• You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

United States of America


Texas (TX)


We’ve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. We’re committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. We’ve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.