Education Abroad Specialist

Lexington, KY
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Education Abroad Advisor and Scholarships Coordinator (Education Abroad Specialist) manages student applications as well as assists with promotion and outreach, and credit transfer, etc. The Education Abroad Advisor and Scholarships Coordinator will have an understanding the educational opportunities available to UK students within our strategic portfolio of programs and must know the details of the programs, including application procedures and deadlines. Specifically, this position will serve as the liaison to the healthcare colleges, advise healthcare students, residents and GMEs. Ideally, the successful candidate will have familiarity with global healthcare programs, international clinical rotations, systems of higher education, culture, health and safety issues. The Education Abroad Advisor and Scholarships Coordinator must commit to understanding curricula and policies at UK and liaise with key faculty and relevant offices such as Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Career Center, and college advising units.
The Education Abroad Advisor and Scholarships Coordinator also specializes in one strategically important goal of the office, and this position will manage our comprehensive Education Abroad scholarships portfolio. UK EA manages over $500K in scholarships annually and this position will be responsible for supporting scholarship promotion activities, overseeing the scholarship applications and awarding processes. This includes stewarding the scholarship review committees, engaging college contacts and liaising with Financial Aid, Philanthropy, Scholarships and other campus partners dedicated to supporting students' financial wellness.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Job Title
Education Abroad Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Education Abroad Advisor and Scholarships Coordinator

Department Name
8Z300:UK International Center

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting up to 25 lbs.; standing for long periods of time; sitting for long periods of time; and sitting at a computer for long periods of time.


Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; some weekends and evenings.


Successful candidates will have international education experience, experience working with faculty, experience working with budgets, and familiarity with education abroad application management. Candidates must have successful promotion and outreach experience, which includes excellent communication and presentation skills, attention to detail, time management and a high degree of professionalism. Advising experience in healthcare-related disciplines, international rotations, is desired, but not required. Familiarity with Terra Dotta software is also desirable.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree and two years' experience (or equivalent) is required. Experience in education abroad or international education experience is preferred. Experience with international health care rotations is preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience advising students about education abroad opportunities? If so, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have experience with scholarship management? If so, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the response that best represents your employment experience in an education abroad advising environment.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Do you have experience advising students participating on international healthcare rotations? If so, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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