N.U. in International Student Advisor

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Jan 21, 2014

Northeastern University

N.U. in International Student Advisor

Requisition Number: STFR001349

Division/College: College of Professional Studies

FT/PT: Part Time

Grade: 9

Position Summary:

The N.U.in Program is a unique opportunity for freshmen accepted for Spring Admission to Northeastern University. Participants study with one of our international partner institutions around the world during the Fall Semester and enter Northeastern University in the spring. Partner universities or institutions abroad provide academic courses to the participants while N.U.in staff provide on-site leadership and support services.

We are hiring for International Student Advisors for each of the following locations (locations are subject to change):

• Australia

• Costa Rica (must be proficient in Spanish)

• England

• Greece (Greek language skills desirable)

• Ireland

Under the guidance of the Site Director (SD), the Assistant Site Director (ASD) and the Associate Director of The N.U.in Program, the International Student Advisor (ISA) will support N.U.in participants as a peer advisor, guide, and role model. The ISAs will work cooperatively to ensure the safety and well-being of participants. ISAs will contribute to the development and overall success of the program. Additionally, the ISAs are responsible for balancing living abroad with the personal and professional responsibilities listed below.

Prior to traveling abroad, the ISA is expected to attend and participate in a N.U.in staff training both online and in Boston, MA, assist in Pre-departure Orientation in Boston, and assist with pre-departure preparations and planning activities as assigned by the Boston staff.


This highly demanding position requires a significant amount of patience, flexibility, assertiveness, diplomacy, self-initiative, as well as substantial experience living abroad and working under stressful conditions. The successful candidates will possess the following:

• Experience working, studying, or living abroad;

• Experience as a Resident Advisor, camp counselor, or similar roll

• Flexibility and ability to multitask in a fast-paced work environment;

• Proven high levels of professionalism;

• Excellent problem solving skills;

• Intercultural sensitivity/global awareness;

• Enthusiasm for Northeastern University;

• Willingness to confront difficult situations;

• Proven ability to work well under stressful conditions;

• Take actions that satisfy diverse interests while achieving the goals of The N.U.in Program;

• Must be willing to work long hours as necessary as well as significant weekend and evening hours.

Additional Information:

This position is a temporary, non-benefits eligible position.

General Timeline*

Staff Training; Boston

July 1-Program Departure(Varies by location)

Pre-Departure Orientation I &II (PDO); Boston

July 11-16

Administrative Tasks and Continuous Staff Training; Boston

July 17-Program Departure

(Departure dates vary by location)

The N.U.in Program; On location

• Programming

• Residential Life duties

• Office administrative duties

• Other task as assigned

• Debriefs

• Final reports Abroad

Program Departure-December

(Varies by location)

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.