Student Advisor Position (Temporary: Maternity Leave)

Do you want to join the ACN team? The American College of Norway seeks to hire a Student Advisor in a temporary, part-time (60%) position while the current Advisor is on maternity leave. This one-year position will last from January - December of 2021. The hiring committee will begin assessing applications on Monday, November 2nd. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The American College of Norway (ACN) is a one-year program of university level studies in Norway, which leads to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree. ACN has cooperative partners and the University of North Dakota (UND) is ACN’s school of record. The courses at ACN are taught in English, often by faculty members from our partner universities who are at ACN as exchange faculty. 

While at ACN, students will complete up to 30 credits within our core curriculum during the regular school year. Additional credits are offered through summer school. The curriculum offered by ACN varies from year to year, but generally will include credits in English Composition, Communications, Political Science, History and other humanities courses. 

While at ACN, students gain an excellent understanding of the American university system, build a network of student and faculty contacts (both Norwegian and American) and can then make a smooth transition into the university system. ACN helps students with practical and bureaucratic details so they can concentrate more on their studies and their transition to a U.S. university will be smooth. 

ACN prides itself in providing a very student oriented atmosphere engendered by the staff and faculty. The Student Advisor, like other ACN employees, is expected to contribute to this environment. 

Position Description, Duties, & Responsibilities

The American College of Norway seeks to hire a Student Advisor in a temporary, part-time (60%) position while the current Advisor is on maternity leave. The Student Advisor responsibilities include student advising and administrative tasks, registration of students in classes, various work with partner schools, organizing seminars, assisting in recruiting students to ACN, and assisting with initiatives necessary for ACN toward the Norwegian government. 

This is a one-year position that will last from January – December of 2021.  The successful candidate will speak fluent Norwegian and English, have studied at an institution of higher education in the U.S. and have knowledge of the Norwegian education system. (see Requirements)

The position is in Moss, Norway and only applicants who already have the proper residency/work visa will be considered.

Position starts on January 4th, 2021

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Fluency in Norwegian and English
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Studied in higher education in the U.S.
  • Knowledge of the Norwegian educational system
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in management and ability to work within program goals
  • Evidence of collegiality

 Preferred Skills/Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs

To Apply 

Please submit the following materials to info@americancollege.no:

  • A letter outlining work experience 
  • Current résumé or CV
  • List of references

The hiring committee will begin assessing applications on Monday, November 2nd. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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