Education Abroad Advisor

Employer
Miami University
Location
Oxford, OH
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Job no: 498884
Department: Global Initiatives
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Advising, Counseling
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:Education Abroad AdvisorJob Summary:

The Education Abroad Advisor supports education abroad (study abroad and away, global academic service learning and international internships) by advising students, faculty and staff on various opportunities and options; working with students and faculty to assure compliance with university policies; identifying appropriate opportunities; preparing students for an immersion experience; developing and offering opportunities for returning students for reflection and application of experience; advocating on campus for global immersion experience; and supporting the mission of Global Initiatives. Global Initiatives at Miami University has diversity as a core value and the Education Abroad Advisor will be a member of a team that is building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty through programming which exposes constituents to a broad range of ways of engaging with the world and the diversity it presents.

Duties/Physical Demands:

• Inform and advise students on a group and individual basis about education abroad opportunities through all stages of the process, including financial aid and budgeting, tailoring study abroad information to student interests, goals and needs.
• Assist with the management of education abroad programs and applications through Studio Abroad.
• Implement strategic marketing and outreach initiatives through venues such as classroom presentations, information sessions, New Student Orientation and the Study Abroad Fair.
• Manage outbound exchange programs, maintain relationships with partner schools, process nominations, and manage billing processes.
• Align study abroad options with the Miami University curriculum by collaborating with academic
departments to identify course equivalencies.
• Recruit, interview, hire and provide direct and functional supervision to the Ambassador program for returned study abroad students and to the Diversity Mentors program.
• May require evening and weekend attendance at events and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree.
Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Prior experience studying or interning abroad.
Prior student-facing work experience in an educational setting.
Ability to manage complex and multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations of learners and associates.
Evidence of experience supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive curricular and co-curricular learning experience for students in higher education.
Excellent time management, organization, and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with a master’s degree, Foreign language proficiency,
Full-time experience with education abroad advising at the undergraduate level, Familiarity with Banner or Studio Abroad.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Donna Gouvan at [email protected]

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin June 28, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 17 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via http://www.miamioh.edu.

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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