Education Abroad Advisor I

Location
Prairie View, Texas
Salary
$15.25 hourly
Posted
Jan 24, 2023
Closes
Feb 23, 2023
Specialty
Global Education
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University

Prairie View A&M University

 

Education Abroad Advisor I

 

Job Title

Education Abroad Advisor I

 

Agency

Prairie View A&M University

 

Department

International Affairs

 

Proposed Minimum Salary

$15.25 hourly

 

Job Location

Prairie View, Texas

 

Job Type

Staff

 

Job Description

 

The Study Abroad Advisor I is responsible for assisting with providing support services to students and faculty wanting to pursue high impact educational experiences outside the US. Assists office leadership in providing services to students and faculty in support of the office mission to offer a diverse range of international education opportunities.

 

This position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.

 

This position may pay more than the minimum proposed salary listed above, depending on experience and/or qualifications of the selected candidate.

 

Responsibilities

 

• Provides standard study abroad advising for students and faculty on various issues impacting international education opportunities, such as personal, fundraising, passport application, financial aid, academic, health insurance, and health care, travel, and cultural needs of students; conduct one on one study abroad advising sessions; facilitate weekly informational study abroad sessions.

 

• Prepares and distributes correspondence and program materials; assists with scheduling and planning meetings and a variety of programs and activities; creates and maintains files and databases; tracks and assembles programs data, prepare spreadsheets and Title III reports; assists with budgeting.

 

• Presents study abroad presentations virtually at New Student Orientation. Assists with advising administrative tasks related to the high international impact education opportunities, which include drafting correspondence/researching and preparing reports, creating program budgets, assisting with travel arrangements, handling various types of applications, and orienting and debriefing students and faculty.

 

• Manages the Study Abroad Office social media sites; create newsletters and flyers for study abroad. Sends out newsletters via email marketing software; plan and Host Study Abroad related events virtually and on-campus; serves as Advisor of International Student Association; hosts engaging and cultural programming for international student population.

 

• Manages Passport Fairs; support staff with managing the Terra Dotta Software; application used for managing and tracking study abroad applications. Makes travel arrangements, enters the activity director's purchases into FAMIS, and monitors to completion; completes receiving on invoices by entering information into FAMIS. Updates Title III reports. Assists with program-related research as directed; assists with special projects. Document Title III activities in an electronic portfolio.

 

• Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education and Experience:

 

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

• No prior experience required.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

 

• Knowledge of international, Federal, and System academic regulations and procedures. Knowledge of study abroad advising issues and cultural information about a broad range of countries.

 

• Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

• Effective international communication skills.

 

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

 

Special Requirements:

 

• Applicants with equivalent experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree may be considered. One year of the related experience is the equivalent of one college year. Applicants being considered for the equivalency must have four years of related experience to meet the equivalency in lieu of a Bachelor's degree plus the minimum required years of experience. Applicants being considered for the equivalency must have a total of four years of experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications.

 

• Some experience in program development, or academic or related services.

 

• Experience advising, working within an organization/office the setting, study abroad needs and issues, and international travel or residence; experience coordinating services in a multinational environment; and experience working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, and ages.

 

• Experience with a database; computer networks, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, electronic mail, and word processing; PVAMU student records system.

 

• Knowledge of U.S. and international university programs, academic issues, and procedures; experience with academic advising at a college or university.

 

• Bilingual, good public speaking and editing skills.

 

• Ability to function as a team member and to be self-directed and motivated.

 

Job Posting Close Date:

 

• 2/4/23

 

Required Attachments:

 

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

 

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae

• Cover Letter

 

Application Submission Guidelines:

 

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

 

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or mailto:jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

 

Background Check Requirements:

 

All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3828751

 

About Us

 

For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

 

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit www.pvamu.edu. Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

 

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

 

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

 

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