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Study Abroad Manager - Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, NY
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Farmingdale State College seeks a study abroad manager to manage our study away, faculty-led, and reciprocal student exchange programs. Reporting into Academic Affairs through the Academic Advisement and Information Center (AAIC), this position will essentially oversee all aspects of Study Abroad.

Specifically, The Study Abroad Manager will be responsible for the coordination of established study away/abroad programs, development of new international programs, management of oversees partnerships, and organization of faculty-led study abroad student experiences including travel safety compliance and program assessment. In addition, the Study Abroad Manager will develop and oversee an annual budget supporting the area's initiatives and assist the College with internationalization efforts related to curricular and co-curricular experiences including supporting faculty in identifying COIL partners and working to enhance COIL: Courses with the creation of short-term study abroad experiences.

In support of global learning, the Study Abroad Manager will be FSC's liaison to SUNY Global and serve as the point campus administrator for the summer study abroad programs in Florence. The Study Aboard Manager is expected to perform a variety of duties to ensure operational success including promotion, recruitment, orientation, and outreach. Student advisement, management/tracking of student applications, and faculty support in the area of course development and planning are part of daily responsibilities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Direct all study abroad programs and initiatives.
  • Budget planning.
  • Management of partnership agreements/contracts.
  • Strategic plan development to increase study abroad opportunities.
  • Report program assessment findings and develop improvement plans.
  • Process applications, insurance, financial aid, required documentation and travel preparation.
  • Create, organize and facilitate pre-departure orientations and information sessions.
  • Lead international efforts related to study abroad courses and exchanges.
  • Coordinate activities related to promotion, recruitment, and outreach.
  • Advise students on course pre-approval, student accounts, and registration procedures.
  • Serve as Study Abroad liaison to SUNY Global.
  • Monitor and communicate travel warnings, travel safety, and current state of global events.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:
  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promotion civic engagement with the College's many community partners.


  • Master's degree.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in higher education.
  • Experience planning promotional events, advising, and recruiting students.
  • Documented abilities in project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, inter-cultural and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of F-1 and J-1 student visa regulations and compliance.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Internet applications, and social media.

  • Proficiency in a second language.
  • Experience with contract negotiations.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time UUP position.
  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Thursday, April 4, 2024, and ending Wednesday, April 17, 2024, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • SALARY: $70,000 + $3,087 in downstate location pay = $73,087 Total Compensation. Salary may increase commensurate with experience.

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.

Click here for New York State Benefits Summary


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Farmingdale State College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. At Farmingdale State College, we continue to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/C.V.

Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may login to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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