Syracuse University is seeking an experienced Study Abroad Professional
Student Services and Inclusion Coordinator
About the Division - Syracuse University Abroad:
Syracuse University is in a period of exciting and ambitious transformation for all things internationalization, including a dynamic expansion of the education abroad office - Syracuse Abroad - and offering highly competitive salaries and benefits to support this growth. Syracuse is nationally recognized for high quality, innovative education abroad programming, and is currently ranked #5 in the IIE Open Doors for student participation on mid-length (i.e. semester/quarter) study abroad programs. We operate seven (7) study abroad centers around the world - currently located in Asia, the EU, and South America, with some centers running for as long as 60 years. We have 30+ staff based in our Syracuse office working in areas of budget/finance, academics, marketing, admissions, student services, institutional relations, and administration. There are hundreds more faculty and staff based at our centers abroad. More about Syracuse Abroad<http://suabroad.syr.edu/>
What you will do:
The Student Services and Inclusion Coordinator works closely with and is supervised by the Syracuse Abroad (SA) Assistant Director for Student Services, to support students in overcoming barriers that may impeded student success while studying abroad. This specialized position blends collaboration & consultation (non-clinical) with colleagues at SA, at our overseas programs, and with colleagues at SU main campus offices responsible for student support. Responsibilities include supporting students in crises; coordinating responses and programming to students/parents related to medical and mental health, identity and/or cultural issues, or significant life events. The Coordinator will also manage the Student Services daily operations to provide outreach to students throughout all stages of their experience: pre-departure, while abroad, and supporting re-entry. The coordinator will interact with faculty leading programs, facilitating resources and support prior to and for the duration of their programs. This position requires significant on-call responsibilities, and will, in the absence of the Assistant Director, serve as principal point of contact on main campus for student support for personnel abroad.
What we are looking for:
* Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred. * Minimum 5 years experience in higher education and student services, with a strong understanding of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how these impact the student experience and needs in general, and specifically in a cross-cultural environment. * The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively w colleagues, administrators, parents, students. * Strong preference will be given to candidates w experience studying or working abroad and/or a demonstrated history of success in a typical student affairs office (e.g. student conduct, student activities, etc.)
What we offer:
* Our benefit program is family-friendly, progressive, and responsive to the diversity of our community. Highlights include a competitive compensation package, innovative housing finance support, health, dental, and vision insurance, and a 403b retirement plan with and a significant employer contribution. * An opportunity to work in a dynamic environment focused on a supporting and creating transformative international academic experiences for students. * A generous paid leave program including: 4 weeks of vacation, 2 floating holidays, and additional time off around the holidays each year. * Impressive tuition benefits including an employee degree program and dependent tuition benefits SU Benefits<https://hr.syr.edu/benefits>
Please note: due to the high volume of responses, we will only contact those applicants who best match our needs.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.
The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.
About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center f...or cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.