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Education Abroad Advisor

Company: University of Colorado
Location: colorado springs
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The position is responsible for the day-to-day operation and advising of the education abroad program within the International Affairs office. The position will assist all UCCS students interested in education abroad and will provide information in a variety of formats (one-on-one meetings, classroom presentations, coordination of fairs, etc.) on education abroad program options, visa process, travel orientation, vaccination requirements, travel preparation, insurance, course transfer process, and funding options. The position also helps support faculty in developing and implementing short term abroad experiences, including risk management. Also, this position will involve maintenance of the website, education abroad software/application portal, and social media, program and documentation updating, liaising with university and external stakeholders, creating and facilitating programming for education abroad, and participation reporting. This position reports directly to the Director of International Affairs.

The successful candidate will be independent, self-motivated, and an exceptional multi-tasker. They should also be familiar with all aspects of education abroad management and advising and comfortable with multi-tasking and balancing multiple priorities and deadlines.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

* Responsible for day-to-day education abroad functions and serves as the primary advisor for education abroad. * Responsible for assisting with faculty-led programs including conducting workshops and orientation for faculty and students. * Schedules and conducts pre-departure and returnee workshops and orientations for participants. * Responsible for application management for education abroad participants via office software (Terra Dotta) and reporting on students going abroad to designated risk manager(s) on campus. * Assists with maintaining and updating the International Affairs website. * Assists in advising for education abroad scholarship resources/sources. * Promotes education abroad on-campus through education abroad events, resource fairs, social media, and classroom presentations. * Creates promotional flyers and social media designs on a regular basis. * Serves as a liaison to affiliated education abroad partners on and off campus. * Produces reports on education abroad activities and outward-bound student mobility inclusive of student data for risk management. * Mentors education abroad student assistants and volunteers. * Ensures activities are in compliance with the industry's concepts, practices, and procedures and keeps abreast of best practices and trends in education abroad. * Processes transcripts for returnees. * Serves as back-up Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) and back-up Designated School Officer (DSO) for the office. * Implements strategic planning for International Affairs as it relates to the education abroad unit. * Other duties and projects assigned.

Job Competencies:

* Significant computer skills and software program knowledge including Terra Dotta software and/or related. * Database management and application management experience. * Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work independently as well as as part of a team. * Process information with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail and quality control. * Effective communication skills with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. * Customer service concepts and techniques to meet or exceed customer need and expectations. * Maintain records and retrieve files from active or archive sources. * Knowledge of higher education administrative practices and procedures, student records, and international education systems. * The value of self-motivation and initiative to seek out work and drive to accomplish goals. * Use of office support desktop tools (Word, email, PowerPoint, Excel, and Terra Dotta or related). * Familiarity with social media platforms as well as tools for scheduling posts in advance.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $38,509 - $49,689

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services. Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

* The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 5/10/2021. * The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 5/24/2021. * The potential employee start date is 7/1/2021.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree * Experience living, studying, or working abroad * One year of experience working in education abroad with working knowledge of related procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

* Two or more years of experience working in an education abroad office and significant knowledge of related procedures and program development

* Two years of experience advising university students in a post-secondary setting

* Knowledge and experience with visa application process for studying in other countries

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve using a computer continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Keywords: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs , Education Abroad Advisor, Other , colorado springs, Colorado

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