Education Abroad/International Programs Advisor

Wilmington, New Hanover County
Jan 23, 2014
Vacancy # 14E078 Position # 1431 The Office of International Programs at University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking applications for the position of Education Abroad/International Programs Advisor. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following: Advise students on selection of education abroad programs. Assist students with processes from inquiry, application, acceptance and beyond reentry. Advise students on matters of academic articulations, including transfer of credit, for education abroad. Support and advise students while abroad. Write, edit, and publicize virtual and hard-copy promotional materials. Present to UNCW and/or community clubs, organizations and classes. Supervise Study Abroad Fair Coordination and other campus programming. Serve as the primary advisor for UNCEP, ISEP, Oceania and Asia Programs as well as most Cameron School of Business programs. Conduct site visits to partner institutions and program sites abroad. Work with education abroad team in ongoing development, refinement and expansion of education. abroad related online tools, application and databases. Serve as Designated School Official with possible expansion to include Alternate Responsible Officer. Assist International Student Advisor as needed with processing new exchange student applications, course registration, and dissemination of student pre-arrival information. Minimum qualifications: A master's degree or its academic equivalent. Experience living, working, or studying abroad. Five years' professional experience working in international higher education. Excellent command of the English language, written and oral, and effective interpersonal communication skills, including sensitivity and diplomacy in dealing with people from numerous countries and cultures. Detail-oriented and able to work independently without direct supervision. A record of active participation in appropriate organizations (such as NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, EAIE, and their state and regional affiliates). Willingness to periodically travel domestically and internationally. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with SEVIS and knowledge of J-1 and F-1 visa regulations. Preferred qualifications: Proficiency in a language in addition to English. Experience thriving in a fast-paced work environment. Proficiency in the following computer tools and applications: Sharepoint Contribute InDesign Select Survey Image Now Adobe Acrobate Professional Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 28, 2014 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at A letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references, should be attached to the online application – not emailed, mailed or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process contact Jennifer Coombs at or 910.962. 3196. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.