Study Abroad Advisor (Specialist 1)
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Study Abroad Advisor reports to the Director for International Affairs. Responsibilities include recruiting students for study abroad programs, advising students on study abroad options, assisting students in applications and credit procedures, tracking study abroad students, and assisting with risk management procedures. Additional responsibilities include identifying new study abroad opportunities and identifying grants to support study abroad programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Develop and facilitate efforts and events to encourage students to study abroad, promote the importance of study abroad, and to further the goals of the Office of Education Abroad

2. Advise students interested in study abroad and assist them in identifying appropriate programs.

3. Recruit students for faculty led short-term study abroad programs.

4. Assist students as they progress through the application, preparation, departure, and returning stages of their study abroad experience.

5. Track student numbers on study abroad programs.

6. Identify grants and alternate funding sources to support study abroad and exchange students.

7. Assist in the development of new study abroad and exchange programs.

8. Be available and responsive in the event of a crisis.

8. Work with the faculty and staff to develop and implement new study abroad programs.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned.

CONTACTS

Department: Regular contact with department staff.

University: Frequent contact with other school administrators and faculty regarding questions to study abroad programs and opportunities.

External: Occasional contact with international exchange institutions.

Students: Frequent contact with students regarding study abroad opportunities and guidance.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

No direct supervisory responsibility

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: 1 to 3 years of experience in student services and/or study abroad advising. Experience living and working overseas is desired.

Education: Bachelor's degree required.

REQUIRED SKILLS

1. Ability to work with and facilitate communication between a wide-variety of people at all levels within the university as well as individuals and organizations outside the university.

2. Knowledge of other cultures.

3. Ability to use accounting skills with program close-outs, etc.

4. Ability to learn, understand and communicate English language and culture issues and concerns.

5. Marketing skills desired.

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office environment.

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Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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