Study Abroad Advisor
Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation.
Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.
Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Study Abroad Advisor. This position is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Director for The Center for Learning Abroad (CLA). This position will promote study abroad across campus, advise students on program options, application process, and scholarship options. The Study Abroad Advisor remains a resource for students during their program abroad and upon return. This position will also coordinate cultural programming on campus during International Education Week, Celebration of Nations Week, and at other points in the academic year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides high quality advising on the programs and opportunities abroad offered by Lynn University.
- Assists students with the study abroad application process.
- Acts as liaison between the program provider and students.
- Responds to inquiries from students, faculty and others regarding program procedures and requirements.
- Assists in maintaining documents, application materials and the CLA website.
- Assists the Assistant Director for The Center for Learning Abroad with scholarship review.
- Assists the Assistant Director for The Center for Learning Abroad in planning and conducting study abroad fairs and other promotional events.
- Coordinates programming for International Education Week, Celebration of Nations Week, and other campus-wide cultural events.
- Works closely with the Office of Admission to assist in providing information to new and prospective students about learning abroad opportunities.
- Assists other staff members in providing students assistance at the front desk, ensuring consistent customer service throughout the work day.
- Attends regional and national professional conferences.
- Regularly participates in professional development opportunities to remain current on best practices in the field of International Education.
- Maintains effective relationships with academic departments, administrative offices and approved program providers.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Occasional nights and weekends required.
- Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university.
- Valid driver's license.
- Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines while working in an environment with frequent interruptions.
- Strong time management and organizational skills.
- Able to think critically and solve practical problems with multiple and complex variables.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms under 1/3 of the time. Ability to sit 1/3 to 2/3 of the time. Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear over 2/3 of the time. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds under 1/3 of the time.
- Master's degree in international education, higher education administration, student affairs, or related field.
- Prior experience working with students in an institution of higher education.
- Experience working with education abroad programs.
- Proficiency in another language besides English.
- Experience living, working or studying in another country.
Accreditation and equal opportunity
Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.
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