International Education Professional I/UGA Centers Abroad Advisor
Position Summary: The International Education Professional I/Centers Abroad Advisor advises and supports students throughout their study abroad process and markets UGA's residential centers abroad (UGA at Oxford, UGA Costa Rica, and UGA Cortona) programs. This position provides advising, recruitment, and support for all UGA Centers Abroad programs, as well as more specific assistance to the residential Centers Abroad Coordinator. The position serves as the first point of contact for programs, recruits and advises students, aides in the collection of applications and materials, ensures student registration and maintains student records, oversees scholarship applications and distribution, organizes orientations and other events, as well as promotes education abroad experiences. The position develops program promotional materials on the web and in print, executes a recruitment schedule, and represents the Centers at events. The position follows OIE Education Abroad policies and procedures and compiles Emergency Response Kit information by following Education Abroad's Risk Management protocol.
Responsibilities: Student and Program Administration Services - Position will assist in providing information to students on applications to programs, ensuring applicants have completed applications in the GoAbroad Portal, following up with students who have incomplete applications, guiding them to complete or withdraw from the program; ensuring students are registered properly in the correct courses; communicating student schedules and CRN and SABD numbers to students individually and assigning courses based on student course selection forms; reviewing students' accounts prior to departure to ensure program charges have been paid; liaising with the UGA Office of Student Conduct and the corresponding offices of other institutions, and reporting to the center directors on information received; guiding transient students throughout the application process to UGA Undergraduate Admissions and the GoAbroad Portal, to include providing guidance on clearing holds In Athena; overseeing scholarship applications via GoAbroad Portal, to include answering scholarship questions, and compiling applications for the Scholarship Committees to review; organizing pre-travel, post-return, and other student orientations; liaising with UGA Disability Resource Center so programs may accommodate student needs while abroad. Position will also support the Centers Abroad by assisting with risk management efforts, compiling Emergency Response Kits for on-site faculty and staff for each program; promoting employment opportunities for program alumni; and, as appropriate and assigned, attending meetings, serving on committees, and representing UGA at international, national and regional meetings and professional conferences. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, plus minimum of two years experience in the field of international education Strong written and oral communication skills, including: * Ability to prepare and present workshops for students and faculty * Ability to prepare promotional materials related to study abroad Proficiency in PC based software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access Strong organizational and administrative skills Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a professional and collegial capacity with students, administrators and faculty Prior study or work abroad experience; experience with event planning helpful Attention to detail
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.