Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky (UK International Center) is seeking a full-time Education Abroad Advisor to join our professional team.
The EA Advisor will work closely with students at all phases of the education abroad process, including promotion and outreach, advising and selection, on-going orientation, credit transfer, etc. The advisor will become an expert on a wide range of educational opportunities available to UK students within our strategic portfolio of programs and must know the details of the programs, including application procedures and deadlines. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about other countries and international travel, including systems of higher education, culture, and health, safety, and safety issues. The EA Advisor must commit to understanding curricula and procedures at UK and liaise with key faculty and relevant offices such as Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Career Center, Undergraduate Research and college advising units. Other job responsibilities include data collection/reporting, program development and active participation in professional organizations.
Each EA Advisor specializes in one strategically important goal of the office (i.e, on-going orientation, EAPA program management, internships & service-learning). For this particular advising position, the advisor will oversee the on-going maintenance of our enrollment management system (utilizing Studio Abroad) and manage our online web presence.
Successful candidates will have international education experience, education abroad/student advising experience, familiarity with intercultural learning, and successful promotion and outreach experience. Candidates must have excellent communication and presentation skills, attention to detail, time management skills, and a high degree of professionalism. Desirable qualities include skills in outcomes assessment related to education abroad, familiarity with non-European countries and cultures, proficiency in languages other than English, and knowledge of StudioAbroad software.
Education and Preferred Experience:
Masters Degree and one year experience (or equivalency) is required. Experience in education abroad, advising/counseling, and/or international services is preferred.
To apply for the position, a UK Online Application must be submitted at http://www.uky.edu/HR/welcome.html position number SC548093 (Student Affairs Officer II). Questions should be directed to HR/Employment, phone 859-257-9555, press 2. Application deadline is September 2, 2013. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.
The Education Abroad office is a thriving part of UK's ambitious international agenda, and has strong central support. It is currently composed of an Executive Director, Assistant Director, four EA Advisors, a Financial Manager, Promotion and Outreach Coordinator, and an Office Manager. In addition, the unit employs several part-time staff and a team of graduate and undergraduate students who serve as Education Abroad Peer Advisors (EAPA).
Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, the University of Kentucky is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.