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Education Abroad Advisor

Apply now Department: 3670003100 International Programs
Job no: 513089
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Student Affairs / Services
Pay Grade: 07A

About This Role:

The Study Abroad Advisor provides guidance and outstanding professional service to students before, during and after their educational experience abroad. He or she provides information to students, parents, faculty, and staff regarding various study abroad programs and coordinates with relevant academic and administrative offices. He or she also assists with coordinating program and application processes, and participates in campus recruitment and promotion, as well as participant selection.

The Study Abroad Advisor works with overseas partners to obtain information regarding application processes, course selection, arrival information, accommodation, and other relevant information. Some national and international travel is expected.

Why Join Us:

The Office of International Programs was established in 1986 to strengthen communication and coordination among K-State's many international programs, to achieve identified strategic planning goals for the university's further internationalization, and to provide a focal point for external international contacts and agreements.

K-State is currently engaged in over 50 exchange programs with foreign institutions around the globe.

The OIP plays a prominent role in the internationalization of faculty, departments and colleges, student programs, faculty/staff development, curriculum development, and area studies at K-State.

The OIP works with the International Activities Council and the colleges to identify avenues for international growth and development within the university and community. The units within the Office of International Programs provide primary support for both incoming international students, faculty and researchers and for students, faculty and researchers going abroad.

K-State's student body is now 9.1 percent international students, which gives our university an essential component to make our students globally competent. Our students come from 103 countries. While international students experience our campus they also provide global perspectives to classroom discussions, expand our research connections, create cultural awareness among our students, and help engage students to experience other countries and cultures.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years of relevant exprience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a field related to International Education or Student Services.
  • Experience working with multiple, ongoing projects and activities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience communicating with people from a variety of cultures.
  • Significant experience abroad (ex: study, intern, volunteer of work).
  • Experience counseling, teaching, or working with students, preferably in higher education.
  • Experience with Study Abroad or Academic Advising.
  • Faculty-led/study abroad program management.
  • Experience with Terra Dotta or other online application management systems.
  • Experience in public speaking and training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the various aspects of international travel (passports, visas, geography, languages spoken, currency, politics, modes of travel, etc.).

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Online Application
  3. Cover Letter

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled. For best consideration, apply by June 5th.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$37,500.00 - $39,000.00

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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