Encourage students to study, intern, teach, or volunteer abroad through campus-wide promotional activities and assist students in selection of appropriate programs through advising and maintenance of resource library.
Coordinate support services before, during, and after education abroad experiences by working with other campus offices including (but not limited to) Student Financial Aid Services, Academic Services/Student Service Center, Residential Life, College Health Service, and Labor Program Office/Student Payroll. Maintain records of education abroad participation and scholarships, and make annual reports (as well as other reports as needed).
Coordinate campus application procedures for Berea Term Abroad (semester-long study abroad program), Berea International Summer Term (BIST) courses, and Summer Abroad.
Serve as the outgoing exchange coordinator for international bilateral exchanges.
Organize campus application and selection procedures for education abroad scholarships (Berea and external), administer award processes and follow-up.
Assist the Director in finding ways to integrate education abroad more fully into the overall educational experience.
Serve as campus resource on education abroad issues through participation in regional and national professional organizations.
Be a good team member on the CIE staff, cooperating on various projects as needed.
In support of Berea College’s great commitments this position requires student labor supervision. The Education Abroad Advisor generally supervises three labor students who work 10-15 hours per week each, and up to five labor students who serve as peer advisors 1-5 hours per week. The fourth great commitment is to promote learning and serving in community through the student labor program, honoring the dignity and utility of all work, mental and manual, and taking pride in work well done. The Supervision would include scheduling, assigning and approving work performed. Developing students skills in common workplace acumen and giving them tangible work experience is an expected outcome. To learn more about the student labor program and requirements on this position see: Labor Program Goals
Education required to ensure success in this position:
Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred)
Experience required to ensure success in this position:
3-5 years prior professional experience in an education abroad office
Previous experience studying and/or living abroad is preferred
Previous experience administering a study abroad program in an overseas location is preferred
Special skills, knowledge and abilities:
Knowledge of national education abroad procedures, standards, and programming.
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Strong computer and internet skills
Accounting or bookkeeping skills
Knowledge of a second language is preferred
License, certification, or registration necessary:
Valid driver’s license
Membership/participation in the Forum on Education Abroad or NAFSA is preferred
Required background checks
Ability to navigate campus/public buildings and grounds
Ability to travel independently by car and/or plane
Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs
Professional office environment with interruptions and noise due to frequent visitors, students, staff and faculty
Occasional travel required for meetings, conferences, etc.
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment:
Vehicle- college vans/cars including 12 passenger van
Standard office equipment: computer, fax, phone, etc.
About Berea College
Berea College, located in Kentucky, 40 miles south of Lexington, is unique. It was founded in 1855 by a radical abolitionist as the first inter-racial and co-educational college in the South. No student pays tuition; all students work in our labor program. Please take some time to surf around the College’s website and learn about Berea before applying.
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