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Department: International Programs
Salary/Rate: $40,758 - $46,849 @ 1.0 FTE
FTE: 1.0 FTE
The Office of International Programs at Southern Oregon University (SOU) serves as the campus hub for International Student Services and Domestic Student Study Away experiences. The Education Abroad Advisor will be required to work independently and is responsible for day-to-day operations of SOU's study away opportunities with exchange partner universities, 3rd party providers and the National Student Exchange.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Experience living, working, or studying abroad
Two years professional experience administering education abroad programs
Experience advising higher education students on education abroad offerings
Experience creating and implementing marketing strategies for study abroad
Must be an American Citizen
At least two years Study Abroad Advising or equivalent experience
Willingness to periodically travel domestically and internationally
Master's degree in field related to international education
Proficiency in a foreign language
Project management experience
A record of active participation in appropriate organizations (such as NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, EAIE, and their state and regional affiliates)
Proficiency in the following computer tools and applications: InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Qualtrics
All Listed Duties:
(The following examples illustrate typical work activities and are not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive)
Advises and supports students interested in participating in international and national exchange programs from initial inquiry, program selection, application, nomination, program participation through to the post-program process and academic articulation
Maintains strong working relationships with international partner institutions on program development, recruitment and initiatives
Serves as campus contact for 3rd party providers
Serves as university contact in accepting and nominating students for the National Student Exchange program
Coordinates and offers exchange program orientation workshops to advise students on health / safety issues, travel / entry requirements (passports, visas, etc), cultural immersion, reentry procedures, transfer credit, etc.
Applies risk management policies to individual programs
Develops outreach and marketing campaigns to promote exchange opportunities
Communicates and works effectively with faculty, administrators, staff, community members, students and their parents on all facets of study abroad programming
Creates and provides information sessions to SOU community, clubs, organizations, classes and community groups to promote study away programs and international exchange opportunities
Serves as the editor for the Study Abroad and NSE website
Hires and supervises returning study away students to serve as Peer Interns
Works as part of a small team within the Office of International Programs in promoting international activities and helps coordinate events such as International Education Week
Assists with campus visits for visiting delegations from overseas
Acts as a Passport Acceptance Agent and shares responsibilities with other International Programs team
Advises and promotes scholarships applications for exchange
Collaborates with financial aid advisors
Conducts site visits to partner institutions and program sites abroad
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 8072
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.