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Specialist, Study Abroad & Away Office

Employer
Towson University
Location
Towson, Maryland
Salary
$46,736 annual salary + plus full benefits including tuition remission; telework 1 day per week
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Specialty
Global Education, Program Development, Undergraduate Programs
Knowledge Communities
Education Abroad
Position Type
Specialist
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University

Job Details

The Division of Academic Affairs at Towson University (TU) is seeking a passionate and energetic individual to serve as the Specialist for the Study Abroad & Away Office. Reporting to the Associate Director, this position works with the rest of the Study Abroad/Away team to support students participating in transformative experiential learning experiences internationally and within the U.S. If you’re looking for an opportunity to support student success and global learning and want to make an impact every day while gaining valuable experience in the education abroad field this position is for you! 

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls approx. 20,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

As a member of the Study Abroad and Away team, the Specialist assists in all aspects of the daily operations of the Study Abroad & Away Office.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Conduct preliminary student advising regarding Study Abroad and Away opportunities, policies, and procedures
  • Facilitate the Study Abroad/Away faculty-led program application and admission process and advise students and communicate with faculty regarding faculty-led programs
  • Assist with developing and organizing faculty-led programs
  • Work with the Associate Director to administer the incoming International Exchange Student program and the National Student Exchange
  • Manage the student Study Abroad/Away experience evaluation process
  • Plan and implement the biannual Study Abroad/Away Fair
  • Coordinate programming for prospective and returnee students
  • Assist with Study Abroad and Away pre-departure and National Student Exchange student orientations
  • Represent the TU Study Abroad & Away Office at university events and conduct presentations and information sessions on campus
  • Coordinate overseas health insurance enrollment for faculty and students
  • Perform a variety of administrative functions in the office and communicate with other administrative and academic units on campus
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required to participate in professional development opportunities

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 year of experience in administrative staff work
  • Knowledge of current trends within the education abroad field
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and be interested in and attentive to cross-cultural communication
  • Be able to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent administrative and multi-tasking skills and be highly organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in international education
  • Experience with a web-based study abroad management system
  • Ability to speak a foreign language fluently
  • Experience living, working, or studying abroad

If you are motivated, innovative, and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you!  For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. 

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Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls 20,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

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