Hayat Universal School (HUBS) Qatar is a PreK 12 British Columbia Certified Offshore School operating in Doha, Qatar. HUBS Qatar offers the BC Program with the national curriculum for Arabic Language, Islamic Education and Qatar History. Through these programs, the school aims to graduate:
Responsible Individuals, and
The school mission is especially appealing for Qatari families who are keen to provide their children with international education while nurturing their cultural identity. The vast majority of HUBS students are Qataris and English Language Learners (ELL).
In addition to its certification from the BC Ministry of Education, HUBS Qatar is accredited by the Council of International Schools. Student safety and well-being is one of the cornerstones of the CIS accreditation framework. Hence, the school is aligned with the high standards set by CIS in these areas.
The Career Counselor supports students in academic success and in planning for their careers and securing admission in postsecondary institutions that meet their aspirations.
The Career Education Department Head part of this role supports the Career Counseling part. The British Columbia Career Education curriculum comprises competencies needed for effective and purposeful career-life planning and development. It offers a gradual and consistent preparation for important decisions HUBS students will make during their high school years and beyond.
1. Support students to identify their career interests building on their aspirations and feedback from career planning tools.
2. Discuss with students career options and postsecondary institutions that match their interests, skills, academic acumen and personal circumstances.
3. Help students develop career planning and job search strategies.
4. Coach students on creating resumes and cover letters, conduct mock interviews to prepare them for college admission and job search and organize events that inform and train students on the requirements to secure admission in the college of their choice. The Career Counselor may meet with students one-to-one, in small groups and offer workshops. Events that may be organized include Coffee with the Counselor and workshops on:
Electronic application platforms used by universities and colleges
Career planning tools available from a variety of sources, including the British Columbia Ministry of Education
5. Give presentations to parents and students on the BC Graduation Program, graduation requirements, the selection of electives, careers the program prepares for and other career-related topics.
6. Update the HUBS High School Profile annually.
7. Research colleges and universities HUBS students may apply for, identify the admission requirements of programs that may be of interest, their scholarship opportunities and keep up to date on these institutions and their programs and requirements.
8. Learn how to use the electronic admission portals used by single universities or a group of institutions. Maintain a calendar of their admission deadlines to share with students and alert them as and when needed.
9. Maintain close communication with universities and colleges to convince them to participate in periodical university fairs at HUBS to connect students to these institutions. Organize visits by HUBS students to universities and colleges based in Qatar.
10. Liaise with the school administration on admission requirements to ensure the Graduation Program course structure and reporting meets these requirements.
11. Collect feedback from both students about to graduate and alumni about their experiences in getting their high school diploma endorsed for equivalency by the Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education. This feedback is to be relayed to the school administration to address any obstacles in achieving equivalency.
12. Keep up to date files on students receiving career guidance, meet with them to help them solve any problems they may face in their pursuit of college admission.
13. As Career Education Department Head, work with the BC Program Heads and teachers in G1-G12 to plan for and support the delivery of the British Columbia Career Education curriculum.
14. Supervise and support Career Education teachers in G8-G12.
15. Plan and coordinate the capstone project, which allows students to demonstrate the knowledge, competencies, and passion(s) that they can offer the world, as they integrate personal interests, strengths, and new learning with preferred future possibilities.
16. Teach G11-G12 Career Education subjects.
17. Assist the school Principal and the British Columbia Program Head for G8-G12 in tasks related to role responsibilities such as, but not limited to:
Updating Grad Calendar,
Creating Course Calendar,
Updating High School Record of Grades as needed,
Following up on and updating the At-Risk students list, including planning for meetings with students and parents,
Review student transcripts (BC) with Graduation Requirements (G11-G12).
A minimum of three years in school career counseling.
A minimum of four years of teaching experience.
Experience in the Middle East is a plus.
Experience in a school that offers an international program for students of eastern culture is a plus.
2. Skills and Attributes
Approachable personality with strong communication skills, including active listening.
Computer and research skills.
Critical thinking, problem-solving and organizational skills.
The ability to work under pressure.
The ability to manage tasks to completion.
An appreciation and respect for other cultures.
A valid British Columbia professional teaching license is a must. Similar licenses from other Canadian provinces and international jurisdictions, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa, will be considered if the applicant commits to pursuing the BC certification.
If the teaching license is not from British Columbia, a four-year Bachelor’s degree is required as the starting point for the BC teacher certification.
Certification or training in Career Counselling.
Knowledge of MAIA Learning is a plus.
A postgraduate degree in educational leadership is a plus.
100% tax free salary. Starting salary can range from CAD 61,000 - 71,000 annually.
Annual salary increase ranging from CAD 4,200 - 6,300 upon renewal of contract.
End of service benefit at the rate of 70% of one-month’s gross salary for every full year of service.
Furnished, air-conditioned housing.
Monthly transportation allowance of QR 1,000 (CAD 350 at current rate) or use of school vans for transportation.
All utilities paid except telephone and Internet bills.
Economy airfare at the beginning and end of the contract.
Annual economy round-trip air fare to point of origin at the time of summer vacation.
Local private medical insurance.
Paid Summer Leave.
Reimbursement of excess baggage expenses.
School will arrange and bear the Qatar government fee of your visa, work permit and national identification.
Reimbursement of fees paid for the BC Ministry of Education Teachers Certification Branch for applying for the BC teacher certification. Miscellaneous expenses are not covered by the school.
Candidates with families receive additional benefits for their family members including larger housing, higher excess baggage allowance, tuition discount, tickets, medical insurance and visa expenses.