As the locus for one of the University’s primary strategic goals, the University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) is an area of growth and opportunity for those seeking a career in the field of international education. The Directorate of Education Abroad (EA) is within the University Office of Global Programs, the Education Abroad Adviser (EAA) reports to the Manager of Education Abroad Advising and works closely with the entire advising team, Director and Associate Director of EA, as well as the EA records and faculty led programs teams to support office-wide strategic goals. The EAA provides guidance and information to students on the availability, value, and academic appropriateness of study-abroad programs within the designated geographical regions. Responsibilities are varied and include a mix of the following: Advising: Work directly with students both in one-on-one and group sessions; addressing groups of students, parents, and faculty through a variety of media. Advising on program costs, financial aid policies and education abroad scholarships; responding to inquiries about study abroad; Orientation and student preparation: Preparing pre-departure information, working with the online tutorial, and leading orientation sessions; maintaining supportive and constructive communication with students during the advising, application, study abroad, and return stages; Program Management: Preparing and updating information and materials for EA programs within StudioAbroad, application review and student selection, maintain partnerships with providers, host institutions, and program staff abroad. Programming, outreach, and recruitment: Support and lead EA initiatives for programming and outreach to prospective study abroad students. Activities include but at not limited to; Education Abroad Fair, information sessions, returned student programming, social media, marketing support, events, etc.; Crisis support: collaborating with appropriate crisis response team members in the case of student emergencies abroad.
Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred. The EAA is expected to be committed to the field of international education and best practices. Applicants with the Forum on Education Abroad Certification in Standards of Good Practice desirable. Requires experience living, working, and/or studying abroad. Applicants should be comfortable with the use of information technology; experience with StudioAbroad and Microsoft Office are highly desirable. The ability to communicate persuasively, have public speaking excellence, attentiveness to detail, and the ability to multitask are valuable assets for this job. Some nights and weekends required. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. either as a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Apply online at: https://psu.jobs/job/71794
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