Education Abroad Advisor
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-31
The International Studies Office (ISO) is currently accepting applications for an Education Abroad Advisor. The ISO is a division of UVA Global, is a University-wide resource which contributes to UVA's global mission through activities, programs and services designed to support the development of a globally aware, culturally diverse education and research environment. Through the International Students and Scholars Program, UVA Education Abroad, and the Lorna Sundberg International Center, the ISO provides expertise and infrastructure to help expand and sustain global education at the University of Virginia. The ISO is also home to the CORE (Cultural Orientation, Reflection, and Engagement) Program and the Peace Corps Prep Program.
The Education Abroad Advisor provides advising, referral, and information services for UVA students interested in study or academic internships abroad, including goal setting, selecting programs, identifying sources of funding, building cross-cultural awareness and mitigation of risks. The Advisor maintains expertise in Higher Education systems of an assigned region of the world and oversees a portfolio of programs and exchanges in the region; assists in developing and promoting UVA study abroad programs, provides input into the admissions decisions, and administers program enrollment and ensures students' compliance with registration and transfer credit requirements.
A Bachelor's Degree is required. Experience studying abroad and four years of work experience in study abroad in a college setting or comparable experience is required. A MA degree in a relevant field (International Education, Intercultural Relations) is preferred. Experience living internationally and competency in a foreign language are highly preferred. Experience working with HTML, databases, computer graphics, and website design is also preferred.
Candidates are required to possess knowledge of principles and issues of study abroad advising, including the ability to advise students considering studying abroad. Candidates must also possess strong oral and written communication skills, including intercultural and interpersonal communication. The ability to interact with study abroad program representatives, faculty and students in a highly professional manner with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality is essential. Evidence of strong organizational, administrative, and computer skills is required. Knowledge of NAFSA: Association of International Educators professional ethics and competencies is desirable.
Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. Experience with Terra Dotta Systems (Studio Abroad), PeopleSoft, MS Publisher, MS Project is preferred.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
This position will remain open until filled. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, [email protected].
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0008935 . Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
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