The Office of International Education (OIE), Education Abroad Unit is seeking applications for a permanent, full-time position of an Advisor (INTERNTL EDUCATION PROF II).
The position implements procedures and policies, including risk management, pertaining to international student mobility; counsels students by providing technical guidance and problem resolution before, during and after programs overseas, including faculty-led study abroad, exchange, affiliate and consortia programs, University System study abroad, external offerings, work, internships, research, volunteer and service learning experiences; provides information to student in one-on-one and group formats via advising appointments, email, phone, social media, informational events, and publications; promotes international opportunities on UGA campus and beyond; assists with training student staff; and works closely with faculty and staff throughout campus involved with study abroad. This position reports directly to the Director of Study Abroad, Office of International Education.
The position is an integral part of a diverse and vibrant group of international education professionals passionate about their contribution to the overall educational mission of UGA. The Education Abroad Advisor works with the staff of the Office of International Education's Education Abroad division. UGA is in the top 20 universities nationwide for the number of students who study abroad. Each year, over 2,500 UGA students study abroad, and UGA boasts 100 faculty-led study abroad programs and 50 reciprocal exchange partners. Nearly 30% of UGA students study abroad at some point in their college career.
Bachelor's degree required, plus minimum of two years experience in the field of international education; Master's degree preferred.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including: * Ability to prepare and present workshops for students and faculty * Ability to prepare promotional materials related to study abroad
Proficiency in PC based software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access; Background in database management and web page development preferred
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a professional and collegial capacity with students, administrators and faculty
Prior study or work abroad experience; previous participation in semester or year-long study abroad program preferred; experience with event planning helpful
Attention to detail
Background in database management and web page development preferred. Master's degree preferred. Previous participation in semester or year-long study abroad program preferred; experience with event planning helpful. Previous experience advising within higher education. Experience with Terra Dotta Software. Experience in marketing.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable depending upon experience