Education Abroad Specialist

Oswego, New York
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP) at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time professional staff position.

Posting Date: July 7, 2017

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment: On/around September 1, 2017

  • Description of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Director for Education Abroad, the Education Abroad Specialist will have responsibility for administering multiple education abroad programs for SUNY Oswego’s Office of International Education & Programs.

Duties include:

  • Recruiting and promotion activity such as on-campus and off-campus study abroad recruitment events and fairs, class presentations, and special events;
  • Advising students interested in studying abroad to encourage student participation, answering questions, resolving problems and concerns, and ensuring positive student services for the purpose of enrolling students in OIEP programs;
  • Contributing to designing, developing, and executing marketing, promotion, advertising, and recruitment strategies for SUNY Oswego education abroad to ensure strong enrollments;
  • Supervising student workers, interns, and mentors as part of marketing and recruiting strategies.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Contribute to social media strategy and use for education abroad at SUNY Oswego using the study abroad web site and other sophisticated and technologically effective ways to communicate with students and partners;
  • Display a positive, engaging, and communicative spirit of teamwork and collegiality in a culturally diverse and international department focused on the needs and goals of undergraduate students studying abroad;
  • Be a proactive problem solver, results-oriented and solutions-oriented, able to work both on a team and individually towards success as directed;
  • Manage a portfolio of key education abroad programs comparable with that of other program specialists (including the Associate Director to whom he/she reports) depending on expertise and experience;
  • Maintain consistent and professional contact with program personnel at assigned overseas programs and visit SUNY Oswego’s education abroad programs abroad as needed;



  • Use Terra Dotta system and otherwise maintain dossiers of applicants for overseas programs in assigned countries, including administrative duties pre- and post-acceptance and pre-departure;
  • Assist supervisor and Director to develop and research new programs and partners;



  • Assist with itineraries and act as host for visiting faculty and staff from overseas programs.

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree by time of appointment
  • Previous experience studying abroad
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid passport
  • Demonstrated effective written and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ethical and confidential manner towards student concerns and records
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as well as travel independently


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Proficiency in French language;
  • Keen cultural sensitivity, maturity, and professionalism
  • Be self-directed and results oriented
  • Have knowledge of SUNY Oswego
  • Experience working and serving diverse population

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Lizette Alvarado, Associate Director for Education Abroad


Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  The Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP) is primarily responsible for education abroad and international student and scholar services and recruitment. In collaboration with other offices on campus it supports international activities of the university’s academic departments and encourages comprehensive campus internationalization. It promotes the internationalization of the curriculum and campus cultural life and works to increase the number of international students attending Oswego and the number of Oswego students studying and conducting research abroad. OIEP is recognized as one of the top international programs in SUNY and nationwide.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  

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