Study Abroad Advisor

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento County, CA
Aug 03, 2022
Aug 07, 2022
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Study Abroad Advisor

Job No: 516229
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services

Study Abroad Advisor

Student Services Professional II

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, July 25, 2022, 11:55 PM PST

Hiring Preference


Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Director for International Programs and Global Engagement and the lead work direction of the Coordinator of Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Advisor (Student Services Professional II) participates in the delivery of accurate information and study abroad advising to Sacramento State students. Sacramento State's Study Abroad portfolio includes bilateral international exchange programs, for credit and non-credit faculty-led study abroad programs, study abroad programs offered through CSU International Programs, and programs offered by third-party providers. Operation of these programs has campus-wide implications and requires timely and accurate advising. This position's responsibilities also include pre-departure and re-entry programming designed to enhance student success.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,304.00 - $6,120.00 per month

Hiring Range: $4,304.00 - $4,784.00

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (with other times as needed)

Department Information

The International Programs and Global Engagement department is a comprehensive student services comprised of International Admissions, International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad, and Global Initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:

Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; general knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management. General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.

Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; recognize multicultural, multi-gendered and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas.

Possession of these knowledge and abilities typically is demonstrated through the Experience requirements below.


Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master's degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Required Qualifications

1. Experience advising high school or college students

Knowledge/ Skills /Abilities:

2. Knowledge of U.S. and non-U.S. educational systems, curriculum, admissions policies, and academic programs.
3. Knowledge of best practices in study abroad (e.g. recruitment, program development, insurance, safety and emergency protocols).
4. Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook), as well as the ability to utilize student information systems, databases and other appropriate software.
5. Strong organizational skills.
6. Strong interpersonal and/or intercultural skills.
7. Strong communication skills.
8. Ability to analyze, assess and evaluate a wide variety of situations, including those of a sensitive nature.
9. Ability to articulate courses and translate units and grading systems between educational systems.
10. Ability to give informational presentations.
11. Ability to make website updates.
12. Ability to meet the requirements per government regulations for Designated School Official (DSO) and alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), e.g. possession of US citizenship or US legal permanent resident status

Preferred Qualifications

13. Master's degree in a job-related field (such as education, business administration or social science)
14. Experience working with a student information system and other industry-specific
15. Experience Advising Study Abroad students.
16. Experience as a Gilman, Freeman-Asia, Marshall, Boren or
17. Experience in program development including the development of processes and procedures
18. Experience living/studying abroad
19. Knowledge of third-party study abroad programs.
20. Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages
21. Familiarity with California State University, Sacramento admission policies and academic programs, including General Education requirements.

Required Licenses/Certifications


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter. Failure to upload the required documentation will result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: " As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement. " As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated tostudent success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: July 11, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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