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Education Abroad Program Coordinator

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Kennesaw, GA
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia. Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect. We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Serves as primary administrative contact for students and faculty leaders participating in education abroad programs. Manages a variety of international program models focusing on program quality and addressing risk management. Develops and conducts informational sessions and recruitment events to promote access to education and experiential learning abroad.


  • Identifies new program elements in development of international education program opportunities
  • Collaborates with faculty and departments in preparing budgets, salaries and compensation, and itineraries
  • Communicates program policies, procedures and deadlines to faculty
  • Coordinates program logistics and fiscal management with faculty, travel agents, vendors and other external parties
  • Develops recruitment plans in collaboration with faculty to promote programs
  • Provides faculty trainings and information sessions on fiscal program operations procedures and risk management procedures
  • Assists students in identifying and selecting programs, responds to inquiries and provides information about application process and requirements
  • Manages risk-based preparation of students on education programs
  • Serves as Site Manager, functioning as point-of-contact and facilitator for teaching-faculty institutional¿ program model

  • Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

    Required Experience

    Two (2) years of related work experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional Preferred Qualifications


    Preferred Educational Qualifications

    An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

    Preferred Experience

    Experience participating in or leading an international program

    Program planning and/or project management experience

    Experience in a higher education setting preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


    Able to remain informed of and communicate scholarship opportunities

    Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines


    Knowledge of country-specific rules and regulations

    Knowledge of essential elements of pre-departure and reentry programming for students

    Knowledge of general grade and credit conversion practices, financial aid regulations, and federal regulations impacting students

    Knowledge of passport and visa requirements and processes

    Knowledge of international agreement standards and educational contexts around the world

    Knowledge of technology, social media, and data management techniques related to study abroad

    Knowledge of theories and research of intercultural adjustment and college student advising

    Knowledge of higher education trends in education abroad

    Knowledge of KSU, BOR State of Georgia and international risk management, accounting, procurement, and travel policies


    Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

    Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)

    Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

    Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    USG Core Values

    The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

    Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

    For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 225,

    Other Information

    This is not a supervisory position.

    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.

    This position will not be required to drive.

    This role is considered a position of trust.

    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced
    • Education

    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility. All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials. gation_Employment.pdf

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