Education Abroad Advisor

Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Posted
Feb 22, 2018
Ref
E234
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Education Abroad Advisor
Department: International Programs - 33700
Vacancy Number: E234
Position Number: 1467
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
The Education Abroad Advisor position serves as the primary advisor for students interested in studying in Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Europe, as well as for students participating in international internship, service-learning or applied research experiences abroad. Additionally, the Education Abroad Advisor will support the functionality of the Terra Dotta data management system by engaging in routine maintenance activities, troubleshooting issues, and implementing improvements and new features. This position will also assist with general promotion and outreach related to education abroad opportunities, including education abroad events and programming.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree or its academic equivalent
• Experience living, working, or studying abroad
• Two years’ professional experience working in education abroad for higher education
• Experience advising higher education students on education abroad offerings
• Experience with Terra Dotta online database
• Excellent command of the English language, written and oral, and effective interpersonal communication skills, including sensitivity and diplomacy in dealing with people from numerous countries and cultures
• Detail-oriented and able to work independently without direct supervision
• Ability to work effectively with faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, administrators, staff, and off-campus community members (i.e. parents)
• Ability and willingness to periodically travel domestically and internationally; U.S. passport required or ability to obtain U.S. passport with in three months of employment
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• Experience thriving in a fast-paced work environment
• Ability and willingness to work occasional nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience advising higher education students on education abroad offerings in Africa, the Middle East, or continental Europe.
Proficiency in the following computer tools and applications:
• Terra Dotta
• SharePoint
• Cascade
• InDesign
• Select Survey
• Adobe Acrobat Professional
• Experience with managing Terra Dotta online database including troubleshooting, routine maintenance, and new feature implementation
• A record of active participation in appropriate organizations (such as NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, EAIE, and their state and regional affiliates).
•Proficiency in a foreign language.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Office of International Programs is dedicated to developing and increasing the international dimension of the UNCW campus. This is accomplished by fostering programs and services for international students; helping UNCW students to participate in education abroad programs; assisting UNCW faculty in their teaching, research, and scholarship abroad; developing and strengthening educational linkages with international partners so as to create opportunities for student, faculty, and staff exchanges; identifying and obtaining resources to further the internationalization of UNCW, and by enhancing and expanding international and global opportunities and resources on campus and in the surrounding community.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent 
Job Posting Date: 02/22/2018
Priority Consideration Date: 03/22/2018
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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