Study Abroad Program Specialist

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Job Title: Study Abroad Program Specialist
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25013
Job Code: 5181 Extended Education Specialist I
Department: Study Abroad and Away
CompensationClassification: Extended Education Specialist I
Anticipated Salary Range: $4,825/month - $5,475/month
Salary Range: $4,362/month - $6,209/month
FLSA Status: Exempt

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit
About the PositionThe Study Abroad Program Specialist will develop, implement, and evaluate globally focused programs in both credit and noncredit offerings. The incumbent will collaborate with faculty, departments, colleges, and international partners/organizations to develop and sustain an array of high quality, high-impact study abroad and study away learning opportunities that meet the educational needs and goals of the SJSU's diverse student population. The Study Abroad Program Specialist will contribute to strategic planning, implementation and improvement of processes, student support and services, evaluation of programmatic goals, and development of recommendations for new programs and sustaining/growing existing ones.
Minimum Qualifications-Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with courses in adult education and curriculum planning.
-Equivalent to two years of experience in planning classes or programs in a specialized field or area, preferably in higher, extended, or adult education. Experience developing resources, budgets, and marketing plans for educational programs and in acting as a liaison with the community is desirable. Teaching experience in higher or extended education may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications-Graduate degree in International Education or related area
-A minimum of 2.5 years of experience in international education organizing, scheduling, managing budgets and planning tasks for program delivery and assessment.
-Experience advising college students, preferably about study abroad.
-2 years of direct experience working in a study abroad office with faculty-led programming.
-Experience studying or working abroad.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities-Extensive knowledge of and experience in working in International Education with a familiarity and experience working on a variety of study abroad program models.
-Knowledge of the procedures and practices in program planning and development in international education.
-Thorough knowledge of Study Away/Abroad mobility programs and development processes in order to appropriately advise and direct academic departments/colleges and appropriate stakeholders.
-Knowledge of California State University (CSU) and WASC policies, requirements, and procedures as they relate to developing programs in both credit and non-credit areas
-Knowledge of U.S. and international higher education systems, policies, and laws relating to international educational programming and partnerships, including federal and state laws, University rules regulations concerning study abroad programs including but not limited to FERPA, Title IX, Clery, etc.
-Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, in order to communicate effectively ideas, status, and issues to various stakeholders within the College, University, and broader community.
Posting DateMay 23, 2019
Application ScreeningApplication Screening begins June 7, 2019
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Required Application MaterialResume
Letter of interest
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
Contact InformationOne Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250




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Posted: 5/24/2019
Application Due: 10/3/2019
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