Education Abroad Advisor

Job description

Education abroad advising is one of the core student support functions of UK Education Abroad, fostering an educational environment of student learning, growth and retention. The Education Abroad Advisor (Education Abroad Advisor) supports and advises undergraduates and graduates through all phases of the education abroad process, including recruitment of student participants, academic advising and program selection, on-going orientation and academic credit transfer. This position provides firm information about the international educational opportunities available to UK students, so that students are equipped to make informed decisions as they progress through the education abroad process. The EA Advisor must know the details of the program types and options, including application procedures, academic coursework available, program requirements, on site logistics and application deadlines. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about other countries and international travel, including systems of higher education, culture, health, safety and security measures. The EA Advisor must commit to understanding UK academic program requirements, stay up to date on academic policies, and are expected to engage with faculty, academic advisors and relevant offices such as Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Transfer Center, Career Center and the Disability Resource Center to support a student's education abroad goals.
Each EA Advisor coordinates one strategically important academic element of the education abroad experience. The program coordination responsibilities include curriculum integration, supervising the peer advising program, managing exchange programs, overseeing the scholarship portfolio or developing ongoing orientation programming. Advisors are expected to maintain a certain level of autonomy in the management of their coordination assignment, serving as the primary contact and communicating relevant information to the EA team and campus. Additionally, each advisor is assigned a specific experience type to develop and specialize, including undergraduate research, UK-branded custom programs, teaching abroad, community engagement and international internships.

Job Title
Education Abroad Advisor

Requisition Number

Working Title
Education Abroad Advisor & Curriculum Integration Coordinator

Department Name
8Z300:UK International Center

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Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

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Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 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 computer for long periods of time.


Days; and some weekends and evenings.


Successful candidates will have international education experience, proven management skills, experience working with faculty, familiarity with budgets and financial management, education abroad/student advising experience, familiarity with intercultural development and student learning, and successful promotion and outreach experience. Candidates must have excellent communication and presentation skills, attention to detail, time management skills, and a high degree of professionalism. Desirable qualities include experience developing and facilitating pre-departure and re-entry orientation programming, skills in outcomes assessment related to education abroad, familiarity with non-European countries and cultures, proficiency in languages other than English, knowledge of Terra Dotta software

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Masters Degree and three years experience (or equivalency) is required. Experience in education abroad, advising/counseling, and/or international services is preferred. Familiarity with non-European countries and cultures, proficiency in languages other than English, and knowledge of Terra Dotta software.

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?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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
  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • 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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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/2/2018
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