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Study Abroad Advisor

Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Office: : Center for Global Learning

Reports to: : Associate Director for Global Learning

Work Period: 12-month

Hours: Full-time

Overtime: Exempt

Job Grade: 8

General Summary: Advises students on all aspects of independent global study abroad within the guidelines of federal, state, and local laws and office, division, and college policies and procedures. Reports to the Associate Director for global learning and works with faculty, staff, students, and parents: on-campus education about and promotion of study abroad; externally with study abroad providers, ISEP, international organizations, and domestic and foreign governmental offices.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Advises domestic students on all aspects of independent study and internship abroad opportunities, and coordinates with other Global Learning staff to develop and maintain an appropriate advising strategy, in order to meet annual budget figures and maintain or increase the number of students studying abroad.
  • Administers, coordinates, tracks and reports ASC institutional scholarships for study abroad.
  • Promotes and advises for several national study abroad scholarships and advises students with associated required projects.
  • Provides information to students, faculty and department chairs regarding policies and procedures related to study abroad and exchange programs.
  • Coordinates study abroad processes and policies with those of the College.
  • Coordinates three intensive pre-departure orientations annually, as well as re-entry programming, group information sessions and other student events.
  • Manages inbound and outbound international student exchanges (process applications, conduct orientation sessions, answer student questions before, during and after the exchange, assist students to obtain transcripts, review and process foreign transcripts, and coordinate with other departments on campus to complete all necessary processes)
  • Implements, manages, and updates Terra Dotta application and data management system; to include back-up maintenance of the system, training, and furthering the use of the system in office processes.
  • Manages and reports on the study abroad budget.


Education: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as International Education, International Relations, Higher Education Administration, or a related field is required.

Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in advising, program coordination, or a related field, preferably in a higher education setting.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with special expertise in cross-cultural communication.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with an understanding of the importance of creating inclusive study abroad environments.
  • Previous participation in semester or year-long study abroad preferred.
  • Proficiency with Terra Dotta data management software strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a professional and collegial capacity with students, administrators, and faculty.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prepare and present workshops for students and faculty and prepare promotional materials related to study abroad.
  • Proficiency in PC based software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel; background in database management and web page development; and familiarity with popular social media utilized by students.
  • Experience with event planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality.


Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in an office.


The preceding has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


Please apply online. Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.


Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Health & Safety Measures

All persons hired by Agnes Scott College must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment unless they have been granted an exemption based upon a medical or religious reason.

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