Study Abroad Advisor

Job Detail

  • Job ID 47077

Job Description

Posting Information

Department: Study Abroad-313800
Career Area: Student Services
Posting Open Date: 10/31/2023
Application Deadline: 11/28/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Position Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title: Study Abroad Advisor
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number: 00037948, 00037518
Vacancy ID: NF0007520
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Permanent
FTE: 1
Hours per week: 40
Position Location: North Carolina, US
Hiring Range: Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications
Proposed Start Date: 01/08/2024

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Study Abroad Office (SAO) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the primary unit charged with study abroad program development, oversight, and advising. SAO creates transformative learning experiences for all students to pursue their Carolina education at sites around the world. UNC Chapel Hill is a national leader in study abroad participation and ranks in the top 20 among all U.S. higher education institutions for annual study abroad enrollment. Based within the College of Arts & Sciences, the office oversees over 400 study abroad and domestic study programs in over 70 countries that enroll students from the College as well as other UNC Schools. Programs include student exchange, direct-enroll, partner provider, and UNC faculty-led programs, and educational opportunities that encompass traditional courses, internships, research, and service. The SAO employs a staff of approximately 12 fulltime professionals and manages a recharge center and total budget of $30MM, consisting of $15MM in cash and an additional $15MM in expense transactions. In 2018-19, over 40 percent of UNC students participated in education abroad, and the College has articulated a goal of increasing participation to 50 percent. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Study Abroad Office served approximately 1800 outgoing undergraduate students plus over 200 incoming students from UNC’s global partners in 2018-19. The office collaborates with academic and administrative units throughout the College, as well as with other UNC schools to support the University’s global mission. The Office is affiliated with UNC Global and is located in the FedEx Global Education Center. Though based within the College of Arts & Sciences, the office serves as a resource for the entire Carolina community.

Position Summary

The Study Abroad Advisor is a member of the Study Abroad Office advising team. The advisor is the primary point of contact for almost all UNC Chapel Hill students who consider studying abroad; In 2022-2023, the Study Abroad Advisors served over 2000 students on abroad, domestic, and virtual programs. The Study Abroad Advisor guides and assists students at every step of the study abroad process: identifying a program, completing an application, applying for scholarships, preparing for their education abroad experience, staying safe and healthy while abroad, pursuing academic credit for their overseas study, and reflecting on the experience when they return to Chapel Hill. The Study Abroad Advisor is student-centered and contributes to diversity and excellence of the academic community at UNC. The position reports to the Senior Director for Programs and Advising in the Study Abroad Office.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities associated with the delivery and/or management of student support functions, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and at least 1 year of relevant experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Advising-related experience with a post-secondary student population. Cross-cultural experience, which may include studying or working abroad.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Candidates who possess the following qualifications are preferred.

– Proactive, creative, innovative mindset
– Demonstrated success working with diverse student populations
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Demonstrated experience working effectively in both autonomous and interdependent team settings
– Proven ability to prioritize work and adapt easily to changing priorities
– Experience implementing data informed practices and contributing to assessment and strategic priorities
– Superior critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in a fast-paced, student-centered environment
– Proficiency in a modern world language
– Willingness to travel internationally

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Posting Contact Information

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

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