The Education Abroad Advisor position serves as the primary advisor for students interested in studying in Latin America, Spain, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as for students participating in international internship, service-learning or applied research experiences abroad. Additionally, the Education Abroad Advisor will support the functionality of the Terra Dotta data management system by engaging in routine maintenance activities, troubleshooting issues, and implementing improvements and new features. This position will also assist with general promotion and outreach related to education abroad opportunities, including education abroad events and programming.
• Master’s degree or its academic equivalent • Experience living, working, or studying abroad • Two years’ professional experience working in education abroad for higher education
• Experience advising higher education students on education abroad offerings • Experience with managing Terra Dotta online database including troubleshooting, routine maintenance, and new feature implementation • Excellent command of the English language, written and oral, and effective interpersonal communication skills, including sensitivity and diplomacy in dealing with people from numerous countries and cultures • Detail-oriented and able to work independently without direct supervision • Ability to work effectively with faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, administrators, staff, and off-campus community members (i.e. parents) • Ability and willingness to periodically travel domestically and internationally • Proficiency in Microsoft Office • Experience thriving in a fast-paced work environment • Ability and willingness to work occasional nights and weekends
Preferred skills & experience:
• Experience advising higher education students on education abroad offerings in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, or Spain. Proficiency in the following computer tools and applications: • Terra Dotta • SharePoint • Cascade • InDesign • Select Survey • Adobe Acrobat Professional • A record of active participation in appropriate organizations (such as NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, EAIE, and their state and regional affiliates). •Proficiency in a foreign language related to the advising regions for this position (i.e. Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, etc.)
About University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.