Study Abroad Coordinator

Position Details

Position Information

Title Study Abroad Coordinator
Department Office of Global Initiatives (9004)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Study Abroad Coordinator is an integral part of the University of Arizona Office of Global Initiatives (OGI) and Study Abroad and Student Exchange (SASE) team. This position is responsible for managing student mobility on assigned study abroad and student exchange programs, working with fellow coordinators on ongoing pan-office projects and new initiatives, and collaborating with UA departments and other UA offices on global programming as it relates to the assigned geographic region. The candidate is expected to support and advance Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manage assigned program portfolio, including coordinating student application and selection processes, increasing participation, responding to emergencies and crises, and building and maintaining relationships with program faculty, institutional partners and third-party providers
  • Advise outbound students on all cultural and practical aspects of study abroad at the University of Arizona including program selection, application and acceptance, financial aid and scholarships, billing and registration, cultural awareness and adaptation, and health and safety issues
  • Provide problem-solving assistance and answers to questions (within the bounds of FERPA) to parents, faculty, and staff
  • Provide assistance to faculty, staff, and students in interpreting both University of Arizona and Study Abroad and Student Exchange policies
  • Develop and/or facilitate program-specific orientation sessions, materials and activities for outgoing students
  • Maintain the accuracy and completeness of data in Studio Abroad and Less Annoying CRM for all current, perspective and returned study abroad participants in the assigned region
  • Promote study abroad programs by developing and implementing marketing and promotional activities and materials. This includes maintaining program information on the website and in Studio Abroad, holding information sessions, participating in study abroad fairs and campus events, doing classroom visits, and maintaining print materials
  • Collaborate with senior SASE staff, UA departments and OGI finance team to develop and coordinate new study abroad programs including preparing program proposals, budgets and target enrollments, student recruitment and marketing, and upholding UA and SASE policies
  • Maintain an active understanding of University activities and opportunities, such as dual degrees, research experiences and certificate programs
  • Act as liaison between faculty and staff in Global Initiatives, UA departments and colleges, and international partner institutions in identifying global opportunities and initiatives
  • Represents the office at campus events, conferences, and site visits
  • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated capacity to proactively engage in new initiatives that require both creativity and follow-through
  • International, intercultural, or intergroup experience
  • Excellent judgment and ability to deal with difficult situations, including emergencies and crises abroad
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a team and independently
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for a wide variety of geographic regions
  • Demonstrated track record of providing excellent service to student
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1-2 years of experience working in the field of study abroad
  • Experience using Studio Abroad
  • Experience working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds
  • Proficiency in English and one other language
  • Experience living, working or studying abroad
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $40,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22189
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Lisa Turker

Open Date 11/10/2017
Close Date 11/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins On 11/20/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents