Now Hiring: Education Abroad Coordinator

The Office of International Programs is accepting applications for an Education Abroad Coordinator.  The full-time Education Abroad Coordinator is the administrative professional responsible for managing a portfolio of education abroad programs in the world area of his/her expertise, providing general and region-specific education abroad advising (currently Asia, Oceania, and Semester at Sea), coordinating the general outreach and promotion (EA events, print updates, social media, and some website) for the Education Abroad team, and liaising with affiliate and unaffiliated program providers. This is a full-time appointment subject to review and reappointment. This position reports to the Director of Education Abroad.

The Education Abroad unit is part of the Office of International Programs, which reports to the Provost’s Office at CSU. This unit strives to meet the diverse interests and needs of our stakeholders by offering a wide variety of Education Abroad programs to ensure exceptional quality of all programs, regardless of location, type, length or focus, and to adhere to a set of Core Values that shape and guide work.

The Core Values of the Education Abroad Office form the foundation upon which we develop and implement all of our programs and operations. These values include: Academic Integrity, Responsible Global Engagement, Health and Safety, Accessibility, Collaboration, Accountability, and Personal and Professional Development.

Colorado State University is a public, land-grant institution of higher education. CSU offers academic programs through eight colleges. The University is located in Fort Collins, a city with a population of approximately 150,000 people, 65 miles north of Denver. The city offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Situated at the edge of the Great Plains and the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins provides easy access to many cultural and recreational opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Manage CSU education abroad and reciprocal exchange programs in Asia and Oceania (currently Australia, New Zealand, and Japan with CSU programs in Macquarie, Tasmania, So. Australia, Western Australia, Lincoln, Massey, Fukushima, Kansai-Gaidai, Kagawa, and Yamagata)
  • Develop and maintain participant materials for application, acceptance, registration, orientation, and evaluation specific to CSU programs in assigned areas. Maintain the web-based information associated with these programs.
  • Advise outbound students on CSU sponsored programs regarding program logistics, administrative tasks, and on-site guidance and assistance.
  • Advise outbound students on visa regulations for CSU-sponsored program destinations. Communicate with appropriate consular officials, faculty and students on changes to visa regulations.
  • Coordinate regional and program-specific orientation sessions for outbound students. Assist with the planning and presentation of general orientation and re-entry sessions.
  • Collaborate and communicate with Exchange Coordinator and overseas counterparts at partner institutions regarding outbound student applicants and manage student exchange balances according to exchange agreements.
  • Collaborate with Director of Education Abroad to coordinate campus visits from partner institutions abroad.
  • Collaborate with Director of Education Abroad on program evaluation. Write program evaluation as requested.
  • As assigned by Director, conduct international site visits with current and potential partner institutions.

Education Abroad Advising

  • Serve as the primary campus advisor for educational opportunities abroad for assigned geographic regions of the world (currently Asia, Oceania, and Semester at Sea)
  • Meet with potential education abroad students individually to assess appropriate program placement with regard to academic, personal, professional, and financial goals for Education Abroad.
  • Advise students, faculty, staff and parents on Colorado State University administrative policies and procedures as related to Education Abroad.
  • At a variety of campus events and activities, present on Education Abroad to prospective CSU and education abroad students, parents and members of the CSU community.
  • Communicate with students abroad. Consult with appropriate people in effective and timely manner for problem resolution, crisis avoidance, and crisis response.
  • Assist students upon return from study abroad on topics related to program feedback, credit transfer, etc.

Promotion and Outreach

  • With support from the team, coordinate at least one major on-campus fair for the promotion of Education Abroad programs (attendance exceeding 800 students each and 80+ programs/providers) as well as at least one large Education Abroad alumni outreach event.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Manager, organize print material production for new and repeated printing of Education Abroad catalogs, non-faculty-led program brochures, Education Abroad postcard, financial aid and scholarship publications, and other pieces as needed.
  • Assist the Director with media relations, including responding to student requests for interviews.
  • Maintain university branding guidelines through all print publications, and ensure Education Abroad brand is present on new and existing print pieces.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Manager and with student support, oversee Education Abroad social media presence with social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, Pintrest, etc.).
  • Serve as an Education Abroad liaison for providing marketing information to the Admissions Office, Orientation and Transition Programs (for Ram Welcome, Getting to Year 2, etc.), advisors, and other outreach offices on campus.
  • Coordinate web content changes and maintenance for Education Abroad staff.

Liaison with Third-Party Organizations

  • Coordinate four pre-departure orientations annually, including presentation content, handouts and resources, and logistics.
  • Oversee the content both in print and online of the CSU Education Abroad Pre-departure Guide.
  • Develop online pre-departure orientation and cross-cultural training materials for students on CSU Education Abroad programs.
  • Communicate with students on final requirements and parents on general pre-departure information.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, education, business, science, public administration, international/intercultural studies, or a related field
  2. Experience living, studying or working outside of the United States for a minimum of three months
  3. Public speaking experience
  4. Strong written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in a relevant field
  2. Experience with promotion, such as using social media, InDesign, website tools, or similar
  3. Demonstrated strong organizational skills
  4. Previous experience in Education Abroad program administration and student advising in an academic setting
  5. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and communicator
  6. Experience using StudioAbroad

Salary:

$40,000 plus benefits equaling approximately 25% of salary.

Completed applications must be received by Sunday, November 29 at 11:59 p.m. (MST). For full consideration, applications must be received by the deadline; however, the candidate pool will be kept open until the position is filled.

The full position description and application instructions are available at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/28891

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Additional information on the background check can be found at http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/background/Policy.pdf.