The Western Carolina University Office of International Programs and Services (IPS) provides leadership and advocacy for international programs and activities on campus and coordinates the resources necessary to sustain their growth. IPS is the hub of international activities at WCU. IPS seeks a Study Abroad Advisor who provides leadership on all aspects of the Study Abroad programs, including Faculty-Led Programs, with consultation of the Director of International Programs and Services. The Study Abroad Advisor reports to the Director of International Programs and Services. 1. Administer all study abroad and faculty-led programs, which include but are not limited to: exchange, affiliated, and non-institutional. 2. Serve as the primary resource within the Office of International Programs and Services for study abroad and faculty-led programs. 3. Provide advice to students who plan to study abroad. 4. Provide advice to faculty on study abroad program development. 5. Provide leadership in marketing and outreach for all study abroad and faculty-led programs. 6. Communicate with international partners and program/service providers about program specifics. 7. Ensure safety and compliance for all program participants. 8. Manage all data related to study abroad and faculty-led programs. 9. Manage study abroad scholarships. 10. Oversee study abroad and faculty-led orientations, study abroad and faculty-led fairs, and related events. 11. Supervise graduate assistant and student workers. 12. Other duties as assigned.
Western Carolina University(WCU) was founded in 1889, WCU is a public, regional, comprehensive university and one of the seventeen campuses of the University of North Carolina System.
WCU enrolls over 12,000 students and is supported by over 600 faculty and over 900 staff and is situated 53 miles west of Asheville where it maintains an instructional site at Biltmore Park. WCU is located in the heart of the beautiful southern Appalachian Mountains near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Qualla Boundary, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and within a 150 mile radius of Atlanta, Knoxville, and Charlotte.
1. Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs, International Education, or related fields. 2. Minimum 1 year of work experience in education abroad or related field 3. Knowledge of and experience with academic program development and implementation. 4. Experience in studying, living, or working abroad. 5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 6. Knowledge of international higher education systems
1. 3-5 years related work experience preferred. 2. Knowledge of one or more languages other than English preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online. Please attach a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references (include complete contact information).
For questions or additional information, contact Melanie Robbins, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.