Study Abroad Advisor

Towson, MD
Jul 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Study Abroad Advisor

Job Purpose
The Division of Academic Affairs at Towson University seeks a Study Abroad Advisor for the Study Abroad Office. The successful candidate will counsel students on all aspects of the study abroad experience and support the operations of the Study Abroad Office which facilitates international academic opportunities for 500+ students each year.

One of the nation's premier regional public universities, Towson University offers a welcoming environment for living and learning in close proximity to the area's top educational, cultural and community resources. With more than 22,000 students, TU is the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland – the 12th-largest public university system in America. TU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and qualified workforce to join our team. We offer a dynamic environment where you can expand your potential while contributing to the overall success of our growing institution.

As a member of the Study Abroad team, the Study Abroad Advisor recruits and advises students in select world regions; develops and administers short and long-term TU programs and exchanges; liaises with international partner institutions and domestic-based study abroad program providers; communicates with other administrative and academic departments on-campus regarding study abroad policies and procedures; facilitates student pre-departure programming; and develops resources for and conducts outreach to underrepresented students. Active involvement in the international education field is encouraged through participation in professional organizations and conferences. Some domestic and international travel may be required.

Bachelor's degree; minimum two years experience working in education abroad; familiarity with current trends and best practices within the field; demonstrated use of computer applications, database, and web-based technology; excellent communication skills; ability to work as an effective team member; ability to multi-task; highly organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented; and experience working or studying abroad.

Preferred qualifications: Master's degree in related field, experience with study abroad advising and program development, previous experience with Symplicity Horizons or other web-based study abroad enrollment system; and the ability to speak a foreign language.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits
$40,488 annually and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. To learn more about our benefits, please click here

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

The Clery Act specifies the federal right to know about crimes occurring on or near a college or university campus. In compliance with the act, Towson University distributes the annual Clery Report, which can be found here.

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Towson, Maryland

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to:

Towson University is a smoke-free campus.


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