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Education Abroad Advisor

Posted: 06/17/2021

Job no: 498884

Department: Global Initiatives
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Advising, Counseling
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No
Website:  https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/498884/education-abroad-advisor

Job Title: Education Abroad Advisor

Job Summary:

The Education Abroad Advisor supports education abroad (study abroad and away, global academic service learning and international internships) by advising students, faculty and staff on various opportunities and options; working with students and faculty to assure compliance with university policies; identifying appropriate opportunities; preparing students for an immersion experience; developing and offering opportunities for returning students for reflection and application of experience; advocating on campus for global immersion experience; and supporting the mission of Global Initiatives. Global Initiatives at Miami University has diversity as a core value and the Education Abroad Advisor will be a member of a team that is building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty through programming which exposes constituents to a broad range of ways of engaging with the world and the diversity it presents.

Duties/Physical Demands:

• Inform and advise students on a group and individual basis about education abroad opportunities through all stages of the process, including financial aid and budgeting, tailoring study abroad information to student interests, goals and needs.
• Assist with the management of education abroad programs and applications through Studio Abroad.
• Implement strategic marketing and outreach initiatives through venues such as classroom presentations, information sessions, New Student Orientation and the Study Abroad Fair.
• Manage outbound exchange programs, maintain relationships with partner schools, process nominations, and manage billing processes.
• Align study abroad options with the Miami University curriculum by collaborating with academic
departments to identify course equivalencies.
• Recruit, interview, hire and provide direct and functional supervision to the Ambassador program for returned study abroad students and to the Diversity Mentors program.
• May require evening and weekend attendance at events and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree.
Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Prior experience studying or interning abroad.
Prior student-facing work experience in an educational setting.
Ability to manage complex and multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations of learners and associates.
Evidence of experience supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive curricular and co-curricular learning experience for students in higher education.
Excellent time management, organization, and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with a master’s degree, Foreign language proficiency,
Full-time experience with education abroad advising at the undergraduate level, Familiarity with Banner or Studio Abroad.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Donna Gouvan at gouvandm@miamioh.edu

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin June 28, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 17 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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