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Temporary Global Education Advisor (GEA)- Georgetown University'sOffice of Global Education (OGE)
The Temporary Global Education Advisor (GEA) advises students on academically appropriate study abroad opportunities for a portfolio of programs. The GEA assists students with the application and selection process and acts as the liaison with partner institutions in his/her designated region regarding student support and service. The GEA serves as a resource for curricular deans regarding academic questions for universities within his/her region. The GEA maintains responsibility for program management and fiscal oversight of programs in his/her region. In addition, the GEA works with the Director and OGE Leadership Team on administrative support tasks and performs additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Academic Advising and Program Coordination
Responsible for advising students on appropriate study abroad programs, liaising with partner universities and programs, and coordinating exchange programs in a designated portfolio of programs
Provide direction to prospective participants through a comprehensive advising program that includes intake, program selection, placement, processing, pre-departure preparation and orientation, while abroad, and re-entry
Process student applications, coordinates student interviews for designated programs (as necessary), prepares acceptance packets or denial letters, and coordinates completion and mailing of host institution and/or program's application documents
Maintain contact with students and resolves lower level emergencies abroad and refer higher level emergencies to the Director of Global Education
Coordinate with the Director of Global Education and/or Senior Associate Director of Affiliated Programs as needed on student emergency incidents and health and safety support
Communicate regularly with exchange and partner institutions/programs in designated portfolio of programs regarding agreement management, student curricular issues, on-site programming, disciplinary matters and emergency preparedness
Work to resolve curricular issues in conjunction with students and their Georgetown curricular deans
Identify and bring curricular issues with implications for OGE policy to the attention of the OGE Leadership Team
Obtain information to establish credit hour and grade equivalencies when new programs are added and when the credit or grading system changes for existing programs
Programming, Outreach, and Recruitment
Organize and facilitate recruitment and cultural programming for designated portfolio
Review and update all information and materials pertaining to designated programs
Conduct information sessions, participates in general and country-specific orientations and re-entry programs for students who participate in overseas study
Develop materials (electronic and paper-based) for new programs as they are added, and updates existing materials to reflect the addition of new program (i.e., discipline-specific flyers, general study abroad opportunities flyer, etc.)
Participate in OGE events promoting global education including Study Abroad Fairs, GAAP Weekends, Family Weekends, and other activities for outreach and collaboration within Georgetown University
Works closely with Director in daily operations and communications with high-level administrators and university guests, often from overseas
Responds to special projects needing immediate attention and oversees on-going projects as needed
Assists with the planning and implementation of office events, including:
Weekly staff meeting (distributing the agenda and meeting minutes)
Global Education Program & Policy Committee meeting (distributing the agenda and meeting minutes)
OGE office events (e.g., celebrations, retreats, etc.)
Other duties as assigned
A Bachelor's degree required (A Master's degree in international education, higher education administration, or related field is preferred)
Experience in education abroad program administration or related field is preferred
Experience studying, working and/or living abroad
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, and university administrators in order to facilitate a successful education abroad strategy
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed
Familiarity with experiential learning, student development and/or intercultural development theory and practice
Strong intercultural skills and the ability to communicate effectively in one or more foreign languages
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