This position advises students on program selection for all GO program options. This person coordinates application and preparation processes for students on GO Long (semester) and GO Your Own Way (summer and winter break) study away programs. This person works closely with students, parents, faculty, staff, exchange/direct enroll partners and 3rd party providers. The Study Away Advisor reports to the Director of Global Opportunities programs.
Maintain Thorough knowledge of study away options with primary focus on "SU in" programs
Advise students on all matters associated with study away including program selection, application process, scholarship opportunities, and situations that arise during study away programs
Work effectively in Terra Dotta to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of GO program information, maintain student records and reports, and stay informed of Terra Dotta system changes and updates
Organize and hold information sessions, classroom visits, pre-departure meetings/workshops, re-entry sessions and other events for students as needed
Provide training and coordination for a team of student peer advisors
Communicate regularly with other SU administrative offices to support functions related to study away; includes Student Financial Services, Registrar, Finance, Center for Academic Achievement and others
Contribute to the overall success of the Global Programs office and the University by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Demonstrated intercultural ability. International experience living, studying or working abroad and/or experience working in an international office preferred. Experience with Terra Dotta or other on-line data management systems is preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to work with students at varying levels of familiarity and comfort with study away. Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work proactively, independently, and simultaneously on a wide variety of tasks. The ability to manage and process a high volume of detailed information with frequent interruptions is required. This position requires excellent communication skills, with the ability to handle frustrating or emotional interactions. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands and arms and to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Su...squehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.