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Study Abroad Advisor
September 10, 2018
Open until filled
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Facilitates and provides support for the study abroad and exchange student programs.
Participates in the promotion of study abroad, recruitment of students and works in unison with the Director of International Programs to guide candidates through the Channel Islands State and California State University International Programs (CSUIP) study abroad application process. Conducts workshops and informational sessions and holds individual advising sessions with students to determine their academic goals, expectations, and abilities to help guide them in the appropriate program selection.
Advises students concerning the application and selection process, academic eligibility, affordability, financing, transferring credit, foreign language requirements, and a range of other issues. Serves as a study abroad resource for academic departments, administrative offices, student services offices, selection committees, and foreign institution administrators and faculty involved in the operation and promotion of the exchanges. Contributes to the promotion of and streamlining of process to support study abroad programs.
Participates in selection/interview committees composed of Channel Islands State faculty and staff and assists in providing some logistical support for the selection committees. Coordinates the delivery of pre-departure and re-entry programming. Advises students on health insurance, travel insurance.
Collaborates with academic departments, student service offices, informs students about transfer credit procedures, financial aid opportunities and scholarships appropriate to specific study abroad programs, including, Fulbright, Freeman-Asia, Boren, Gilman, Marshall, and others. Works in conjunction with the Director of International Programs to insure institutional compliance with CSU Executive Orders and incorporating best practices into study abroad programs.
Assists students in exploring study abroad programs offered by third-party providers. Serves as a liaison between the student and the third-party provider.
Pre-departure and Re-entry Programming
Coordinate the organization and delivery of pre-departure, and re-entry programming.
Buddy Program and Orientation
Promotes Buddy Program among CI students and international students and processes registration forms.
Bachelor's Degree required. Equivalent to two years of successful experience in high school or college advising.
A Master's Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Knowledge of U.S. and non-U.S. educational systems, curriculum, admissions policies, and academic programs.
Knowledge of best practices in study abroad (e.g. recruitment, program development, insurance, safety and emergency protocols). Strong interpersonal and/or intercultural skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to articulate courses and translate units and grading systems between educational systems.
Ability to give informational presentations. Working knowledge of the basic principles of student development theory and individual and group behavior and techniques and methods of interview and education programming. Ability to gather and analyze data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations and/or decisions.
Establish and maintain working relationships with students, staff and faculty. Participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences, and interviews. Flexible to work some evening and weekend hours. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work and to interact with and be sensitive to a diverse clientele.
Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook), as well as the ability to utilize student information systems, databases and other appropriate software. Strong organizational skills.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
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