Job Title: International Program Advisor
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities: No
Appointment Type: Administrative/Professional Faculty
Department: OUS Study Abroad Prgms 171900 INT
Position Summary: Oregon University Systems (OUS) Study Abroad Programs, a division of International Programs, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term International Program Advisor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The Program Advisor's responsibility is to provide student advising and student support services to past, present and future IE3 interns, and to potential and current applicants for internships worldwide. In addition, they will facilitate site placement with the host sites assigned providing coordination and utilizing online technology and proven cross-cultural communication skills. This position will be housed with the International Programs and Exchanges (IPE) offices at the University of Washington in Seattle.
The Program Advisor is an integral part of the IE3 Global Internships team charged with program promotion, assessing student qualifications for a successful international internship, providing comprehensive support to interns throughout the program, evaluating their experience, and supporting the day-to-day management of an international internship program. The Program Advisor assesses the students' abilities to succeed abroad in a professional work setting and coordinates with other IE3 Program Advisors and the IE3 Program Director to determine the best host site match possible to fit students' academic, professional and cultural goals.
The Program Advisor is directly supervised by the Program Director(s) as assigned.
Management and continued development of the IE3 program rests with the management team and is not a requirement of this position.
The Program Advisor position requires occasional weekend and evening work and travel within the Pacific Northwest and nationally. International travel may be assigned but is not a guarantee of this position.
The IE3 Global Internships program involves all institutions of the Oregon University System (OUS), additional in-state and out-of-state partner universities, and other private partner and host organizations. The internship program provides students with academically accredited opportunities for short-term professional assignments abroad in preparation for careers in the global economy.
Position Duties: 70% Student Recruitment, Advising and Support
Guide students through site selection and application process in conjunction with host site staff and university partners
Manage internship applications in the assigned Region(s) and select student applications for compatibility with internship sites
Teach , counsel and advise students on the preparation of professional resumes and cover letters for international standards
Co-facilitate general orientation to ensure student preparedness
Support students during internship and after their return through frequent communication and professional coaching
Monitor/evaluate performance of each intern while abroad and upon their return
Develop handbooks and web pages for internship sites within assigned region
Liaison with interns in emergency response or medical evacuation and coordinate with insurance company as required
Serve as primary point of contact for member campus advisors on applicant-related matters
Serve as scholarship advisor for IE3 applicants, supporting them as they apply for IE3, campus and external scholarships available for the region
Participate in regular meetings with Program Directors to keep informed of developments, and assure consistency across student advising
Liaison with the Program Director, Interns and Host Site Supervisors
Correspond regularly with interns to reinforce cultural and professional objectives
Lead overall student program evaluation, analysis and other student reporting requirements
Assist with the maintenance of data management and communication materials
Maintain materials relevant to student support, orientation and the online application system
Update position descriptions with most current information regarding host sites, including photos, final reports, etc. and gather that information from the students
Promote the OUSIP/IE3 program by conducting information and advising sessions and other presentations for students on partner campuses. Which will result in some traveling.
Represent OUSIP/IE3 at Study Abroad fairs on partner campuses and other related events as assigned
Communicate with Program Directors, Marketing Coordinator and Associate Director about perceived student demand and campus needs to ensure strategic development of a diverse internship portfolio
25% Provide curriculum integration support to faculty, departments, schools and colleges
Promote outreach of the OUSIP/IE3 program at UW by strategically attending faculty meetings, networking with head advisors and staff.
Solicit international site development from the Deans, Faculty, Head Advisors, etc. to best integrate into course credit and curriculum equivalencies
Support students in options for independent study and other research or experiential learning outcomes
5% Provide student backstopping support for Program Director(s)
Assume primary contact for any students abroad when one of the IE3 Program Directors is absent or traveling
In the event of two (or more) staff being absent at one time, position holder will coordinate backstopping responsibilities with other team members.
Other duties as assigned
Position Duties (continued):
Working Conditions/Work Schedule: This position will be housed at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Minimum/Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related field such as but not limited to international studies, student services, etc.
Must have at least one year of work experience with advising of students in a higher education setting
Previous experience working and/or studying abroad
Demonstrated skills in marketing, public speaking and program promotion
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong interpersonal and advising skills, especially in communicating through online mediums including, email, Skype, social media, etc.
Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, virtual online communication systems)
Self-starter with excellent attention to detail.
Proven intercultural competency specifically focused on effective communication in diverse cultural situations including, but not limited to, differentiation of approach in high context/low context cultures
Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate with a virtual team and remain highly productive with minimal on-site supervision
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity with the ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic work setting
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Master's degree in related field such as but not limited to international studies, student services, etc.
Prior experience in higher education curriculum development and program integration; service learning and experiential learning outcomes
Knowledge with developing on-line teaching platforms and e-courses, i.e. Blackboard, etc.
Specific preparation and experience in cross-cultural training and experience with Asian cultures
Substantial work experience or international education with service abroad, especially in Asia
Demonstrated ability to easily communicate professionally, verbally and in writing, in one or more Asian language (i.e. Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, etc.)
Familiarity with student management software preferred i.e.: Studio Abroad, Application Gateway, etc.
The ideal candidate would have prior knowledge and/or experience of IE3 Global Internships
Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):
Posting Date: 02-21-2014
For Full Consideration Date:
Closing Date: 03-23-2014
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: $30,700-$52,100
Special Instructions to Applicants: The closing date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool.
Anticipated starting salary will be between $36,000- $38,000.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
For additional information please contact: Ken Smith at Ken.Smith@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-6463.
OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
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This position requires a great deal of personal initiative, adaptability and the ability to master details (in the form of over 150 program options), while also maintaining open communication with peer advisors, host organizations and students to ensure the information provided is accurate. Please give an example which illustrates your ability to sift through conflicting or ambiguous information and your ability to deal with multiple audiences/interest groups simultaneously.
Please provide an example in your past work experience which illustrates a time when you had a disagreement with a team member or a time when you helped a co-worker solve a problem: describe the steps you used to define the problem and the resulting solutions.
Given your previous experiences, please provide 2 examples of your learned respect for cultural differences and your ability to communicate effectively within and among diverse cultural groups in a professional context.
Posting Number: 0011990
Quicklink for Posting: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63598