Job Summary/Responsibilities: The Study Abroad Advisor's role is to advise students, parents, faculty and staff on study abroad opportunities offered through Illinois State. This position is responsible for study abroad recruitment and outreach, the management of portfolio of study abroad programs, preparing and advising students for an experience abroad, and responding to the needs/issues of students, parents, staff, and faculty. This individual must be a team player with excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, the ability to multi-task, a willingness to be flexible, and attentive to detail.
Required Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's Degree
2. One (1) year of professional work experience in one or a combination of the following: a. performing in an administrative position in a university or college administrative office b. performing in an advisor and/or counselor position, preferably in higher education
3. Demonstrated participation in a 4 week or longer study abroad program
4. Demonstrated strong administrative competency, organizational ability, and attention to detail
5. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
6. Ability to multi-task, with the flexibility to adjust to quickly changing demands
If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, then employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Foreign language proficiency
2. Master's Degree in an area relevant to International Education
3. Experience with study abroad advising
4. Experience with Terra Dotta for Study Abroad application software
5. Ability to work well within a team environment
Special Instructions: All applications must be submitted online. College transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to receive full consideration. In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the deadline. Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources by the posting close date:
Fax: 309.438.7421, Attn: Kira Shelton Address: Illinois State University Human Resources Campus Box 1300 Normal, IL 61790-1300
Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please prepare in advance a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references with phone numbers to attach to this application.
The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Proposed Start Date: November 2019
Internal Number: 0712382
Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist, and 14 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 74th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2014.
Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In their most current rankings, Forbes ranked Bloomington-Normal as 20th in its list of the Smartest Cities in America.