The International Centers Advisor advises and supports students throughout their study abroad process and markets UGA’s international centers abroad (UGA at Oxford and UGA Cortona) programs. This position provides advising, recruitment, and support for both UGA International Centers programs. The position serves as the first point of contact for programs, recruits and advises students, aides in the collection of applications and materials, ensures student registration and maintains student records, oversees scholarship applications and distribution, organizes orientations and other events, as well as promotes education abroad experiences. The position develops program promotional materials on the web and in print, executes a recruitment schedule, and represents the Centers at events. The position follows OGE Global Education policies and procedures and compiles Emergency Response Kit information by following Global Education’s Risk Management protocol.
The UGA Office of Global Engagement consist of multiple offices offering services for International Initiatives, Global Education and risk management for international travelers, Immigration Services, International Centers Abroad, and Finance and Operations.
60% - Student and Program Administration Services – Position will assist in providing information to students on applications to programs, ensuring applicants have completed applications in the Study Away Portal, following up with students who have incomplete applications, guiding them to complete or withdraw from the program; ensuring students are registered properly in the correct courses; communicating student schedules and CRN and SABD numbers to students individually and assigning courses based on student course selection forms; reviewing students’ accounts prior to departure to ensure program charges have been paid; liaising with the UGA Office of Student Conduct and the corresponding offices of other institutions, and reporting to the International Centers Coordinator on information received; guiding transient students throughout the application process to UGA Undergraduate Admissions and the Study Away Portal, to include providing guidance on clearing holds In Athena; overseeing scholarship applications via Study Away Portal, to include answering scholarship questions, and compiling applications for the Scholarship Committees to review; organizing pre-travel, post-return, and other student orientations; liaising with UGA Disability Resource Center so programs may accommodate student needs while abroad. Position will also support the International Centers by assisting with risk management efforts, compiling Emergency Response Kits for on-site faculty and staff for each program; promoting employment opportunities for program alumni; and, as appropriate and assigned, attending meetings, serving on committees, and representing UGA at international, national and regional meetings and professional conferences. Other duties as assigned.
25% - Recruitment – Position will support UGA International Centers by promoting program and scholarship opportunities on campus and beyond; providing information to department and college advisors about center programs and courses; developing program brochures and materials; organizing and delivering recruitment events, such as classroom presentations, information tables and sessions; coordinating with alumni of center programs to promote centers at events on campus; traveling to domestic study abroad fairs and participating in other publicity for the centers; maintaining and updating list-serve and website information; assisting in the organization of alumni functions and other events, such as UGA Cortona annual art show and UGA at Oxford’s annual alumni event. Other duties as assigned.
15% - Advising – Position will support UGA International Centers by advising students about study abroad options at UGA International Centers; meeting with students to inform them about programs through scheduled advising appointments and walk-in hours; providing basic advice to non-U.S. students with visa requirements for travel to international center countries. Other duties as assigned.
The position supervisor will help create work schedule. Normal hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Position will remain open until filled, but for full consideration please submit by July 22.
Required Documents: 1. Resume/CV 2. Cover Letter
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Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Experience in the field of international education or study abroad. Prior study abroad experience. Attention to detail, organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to work quickly, accurately, and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with website editing and managing social media accounts.
Comfortable with public speaking, with the possibility of speaking at recruitment and orientation sessions. Lift and carry fair and orientation materials up to approximately 35 lbs. Sit or stand for long periods of time.
Internal Number: S06390P
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