Study Abroad Advisor

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Jun 13, 2022
Jul 14, 2022
Knowledge Communities
Education Abroad
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor

Study Abroad Advisor

The College

Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University is looking for a student-centered professional dedicated to supporting students in their pursuit of international education opportunities. A strong candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to furthering institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds.

The Study Abroad Advisor works to facilitate broad and inclusive student participation in education abroad within the context of Brown’s Open Curriculum. The incumbent is part of a team of advisors and professional staff who advise and support undergraduates pursuing study abroad opportunities, ensuring that students are academically and practically prepared for and supported during their time abroad and that their study abroad experiences are integrated into the remainder of their time at Brown.

As a member of the College’s study abroad advising team, the Study Abroad Advisor works with undergraduate students at Brown to define and pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals through education abroad and intercultural learning. The Advisor collaborates with faculty and staff in assigned academic areas to ensure academic integration of study abroad coursework, including guidance around study abroad transfer credit. In addition, the Advisor provides individualized and broad support to undergraduate students and advises students around program and course options that align with their goals. Finally, the incumbent serves as an academic advisor to assigned groups of first-year and sophomore students as they navigate their first years at Brown.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via the Brown Career Site. Applications received by June 27 will receive full consideration.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

- 3-5 years of experience in higher education academic or study abroad advising.

- Previous study abroad or related overseas experience.

- Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team, managing priorities in a deadline-driven environment.

- Proven track record in furthering institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.

- Proven ability to successfully build relationships and collaborate across a complex institution,

and to collaborate with and mobilize others (staff, faculty, and students) to achieve shared goals.

- Strong written and oral communication skills, discretion, and sound judgment.

- Successful experience in academic program administration, including planning and development, implementation, and assessment.

- Proficiency in a second language preferred.

- Occasional evening and weekend work required for essential College and University events.

Required Data:

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their applications.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site at

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer,

Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual

orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected