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Study Away Coordinator/Advisor - International Center

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California
$60,312 – $70,704
Closing date
Feb 11, 2023

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Global Affairs & Engagement, Global Education, Undergraduate Programs
Knowledge Communities
Education Abroad
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Job Details

The Study Away Coordinator serves as a coordinator within the Study Abroad unit of the International Center. The primary focus of the position is to take the lead in specific study abroad/away program areas and non-credit international travel registration processes, provide specialized study abroad/away advising, and provide support to the Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs in the following areas: development of new programs, marketing and outreach, faculty recruitment, risk management, orientations and re-entry, program assessment, and event planning. This position works actively and independently with Cal Poly faculty, staff, students, and campus offices such as Risk Management, the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity, Academic Personnel, Cal Poly Scholars, Financial Aid and Human Resources. The coordinator independently reviews and makes recommendations for acceptance of group travel requests. The coordinator helps prepare and deliver pre-departure orientations for all assigned portfolio programs, participates in program assessment, and takes the lead on planning assigned events. The coordinator also develops budgets and fee approvals for faculty and staff travel. This coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of international safety education, training, protocols and communications, and act as a contact for international program emergency response for the Cal Poly campus. The coordinator will act as a University-wide resource related to safety abroad, and will provide expertise and support to ensure programs, activities and actions are conducted according to University policy and protocols as they relate to safety abroad. The coordinator will have direct client and program contact with assigned study abroad service providers. The coordinator will be up-to-date on issues and trends in the field and implement creative solutions for proactive and responsive programming on behalf of the University. The coordinator trains and leads graduate interns, student ambassadors and peer advisors as assigned.


Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and is known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Cal Poly’s vision is to be the nation’s premier comprehensive polytechnic university, an innovative institution that develops and inspires whole-system thinkers to serve California and help solve global challenges. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities, and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes, and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California, and the world. At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees, and our community. For more information, visit:

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