Summary: Applicants must have excellent organization skills, work well under pressure, and have international living experience. Previous experience with some aspect of study abroad is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a master's degree in a related field.
The advisor will coordinate with the Assistant Director of Study Abroad to advise and approve students for study abroad, assist in development and assessment of programs and initiatives, and inform students of the relevant academics, health and safety, and other issues associated with that approval. This position encourages outreach efforts to expand access to study abroad, to collaborate with various departments and study abroad providers, and to help advisees identify funding resources. The Study Abroad Advisor will communicate with potential, current, and returned study abroad students, faculty, and staff and represent the division as necessary. The Advisor’s responsibilities include: event coordination (such as the yearly Study Abroad Fair, Study Abroad Photo Contest, and International Week), record keeping, teaching “First Steps to Study Abroad” course, updating the Study Abroad website and Terra Dotta programs pages, transcript processing, and assisting the Center for International Engagement as needed. Furthermore, the position may require domestic and international travel. A strong candidate is student-friendly and would demonstrate maturity, sensitivity, patience, awareness, openness, and strong communication skills. A strong candidate would have significant global knowledge and experiences to draw from when working with advisees. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media, and Terra Dotta expected. Website and CMS experience desirable.
The Program & The University: Trinity’s Center for international Engagement is a University-wide initiative, with a singular mission of developing globally oriented individuals. The Center manages all curricular and co-curricular international programs for the University including faculty led semester and summer programs. In addition, the Center coordinates with academic departments and programs on events that are open to the San Antonio community with the intention of fostering a better understanding of the world beyond our borders.
How to apply: To apply, please submit a letter of application, resume, college transcripts, and names and contact information for references electronically to Human Resources.
Trinity is an independent, coeducational, primarily residential university founded in 1869. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2400 including students from all areas of the United States and many foreign countries. Trinity has highly selective admissions standards. An attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of approximately one million.