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Education Abroad Coordinator

State of Virginia
New River, VA
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Title: Education Abroad Coordinator

Agency: Academic Affairs-10

Location: Radford

FLSA: Exempt/ Not eligible for overtime

Hiring Range: $42,000-$45,000

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

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Radford University welcomes applicants for the Education Abroad Coordinator in the Center for Global Education and Engagement. The Education Abroad Coordinator responsibilities will include:
  • Manage all education abroad programs, including semester, summer, exchange, faculty-led, internship, affiliate, and others.
  • Advice students on education abroad opportunities, program selection, academics, finances, visa requirements, health and safety policies, and administration matters.
  • Work with faculty to develop and implement continuing and new faculty-led and customized programs according to policy.
  • Collaborate and communicate with campus partners during a students' education abroad experience.
  • Integrate diversity and inclusion best practices into advising methods.
  • Review applications, including preparing and certifying documents for partners.
  • Deliver pre-departure orientation and re-entry programming for education abroad students.
  • Maintain up-to-date program information for advertising and communications.
  • Liaise with advising offices, colleges, departments, faculty, and staff at RU to share programs abroad information and updates.
  • Conduct presentations/information sessions for individuals and groups of various sizes and backgrounds to promote global education experiences.
  • Participate in university-wide opportunities to market study abroad, including Open Houses, Quest summer orientation of new students, Highlander Days, athletic events, and other venues.
  • Perform international site visits to institutions and program providers and attend international education conferences as budget and schedule allow.
  • Lead the international health insurance enrollment process for students and employees traveling abroad.
  • Serve as the main campus Fulbright contact.
  • Manage and maintain the Terra Dotta system for study abroad.
  • Chair the Education Abroad Advisor Council (EAAC).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Nestled in the New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles from Roanoke, Radford University is a comprehensive public university of over 7,700 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 211-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The University offers 76 bachelor's degree programs in 47 disciplines, six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master's programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men's and women's varsity athletics. With over 200 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. Please visit the Radford University website at

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of higher education global programs, standards, requirements, and practices.
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion while executing program goals, policies, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with study abroad program representatives, faculty, and students in a professional manner with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral formal/informal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with international partners who are often non-native English speakers.
  • Ability to work periodic evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Experience living or studying abroad.
  • Proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Familiarity with Terra Dotta software system.

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