Medford, Middlesex County
Feb 18, 2014

This is a 19-week, part-time, limited appointment position with an end date of August 26, 2014. This position is not benefits eligible.

The Office of Tufts Programs Abroad maintains Tufts' own undergraduate study-abroad programs in Chile, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Madrid, Oxford, Paris, And Tübingen (Germany) and facilitates students' participation in non-Tufts foreign programs throughout the world.  About 45% of the junior class (about 550 individuals) studies abroad for a semester or a full academic year. The Tufts-in-Ghana program takes place in the fall semester and enrolls a maximum of 15 students.

The Tufts-in-Ghana Program Advisor will be employed approximately 10 hours per week in Medford from April 15 to approximately July 20 and full-time in Ghana from approximately July 20 to August 26.  The advisor will plan and conduct pre-departure meetings (April 29-May 1) and oversee safety efforts to educate and protect participants.  She or he will remain in contact with students over the summer and answer their questions.  The advisor will accompany or precede students to Ghana  (students arrive on or about July 25) and will remain with them in Ghana for about one month to conduct in-country orientation, reinforcing lessons from the orientation in Medford, modeling safe and culturally appropriate behavior, assisting them in their adaptation and giving them feedback as needed.  The advisor will monitor safety conditions on the program by means of consultation/communication with the Resident Director and debriefing of current and former student participants.  The advisor will submit a written report to the Director of Tufts Programs Abroad at the conclusion of the orientation.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree by May 2014. In-country experience in Ghana and experience with a study-abroad program similar to Tufts-in-Ghana program is essential.  Experience in cross-cultural communications, particularly pertaining to gender relations and racial issues.  Candidate must have (or obtain) passport valid for period or travel and have immunizations necessary for travel to Ghana and is responsible for obtaining his/her visa.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous participation in Tufts-in-Ghana program

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • April 15 to approximately July 20 (in Medford):  Approximately 10 hours per week.  Approximately July 20 to August 26 (in Ghana): average 35 hours per week.  Schedule in Ghana will be flexible and may involve evening and weekend work, not to exceed 40 hours per week.


Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.