Study Abroad Specialist

Job description

The Department of International Education and Programs at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time Study Abroad Specialist position.

Posted Date: January 18, 2019

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional, visit: or

Date of Appointment: As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:

The Study Abroad Specialist will:

  • Recruit and advise students participating in SUNY Oswego study abroad programs, including at on-campus and off-campus study abroad recruitment events and fairs, and to contribute effectively and positively to overall marketing and recruiting efforts;
  • Develop advertising and recruiting strategies for overseas academic programs, assist in the enhancement of study abroad promotion efforts through technology and social media, coordinate and conduct class presentations on-campus to promote study abroad programs;
  • Respond to inquiries by students wishing to study abroad in person and through technology, advise and counsel students to help them select appropriate programs, resolve problems, and overall provide excellent student services;
  • Maintain consistent and professional contact with all program personnel at assigned overseas programs;
  • Use Terra Dotta System and otherwise maintain dossiers of applicants for overseas academic programs in assigned countries, including administrative duties pre- and post-acceptance, and pre-departure;
  • Assist supervisor and the Director to develop and research new overseas academic programs in assigned countries;
  • Assist with itineraries and act as host for visiting faculty and staff from overseas academic programs;
  • Assist in the implementation and on-going processes of major technology initiatives for OIEP (Terra Dotta, web site innovations, social networking opportunities, etc.).

In addition, the Study Abroad Specialist will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree by time of appointment
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more relevant area, such as: advising study abroad students; advising international students, or administering international programs
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, ability to effectively collaborate and work with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a university international office
  • Experience living/working/studying abroad or significant interactions with international populations
  • Proficiency in a language other than English

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Amy Wallace, Office Manager

(315) 312-2118

[email protected]

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts at time of appointment.

Description of Department: The Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP) is primarily responsible for education abroad and international student and scholar services and recruitment. In collaboration with other offices on campus it supports international activities of the university’s academic departments and encourages comprehensive campus internationalization. It promotes the internationalization of the curriculum and campus cultural life and works to increase the number of international students attending Oswego and the number of Oswego students studying and conducting research abroad. OIEP is recognized as one of the top international programs in SUNY and nationwide.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

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SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

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Posted: 1/18/2019
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