Job Opening: Study Away Advisor and Program Liaison, Pacific Lutheran University

job opening - 5Institution: Pacific Lutheran University
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posted: 04/08/2015
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Education: BA required, MA preferred

General Description:
The Wang Center Study Away Advisor and Program Liaison’s primary responsibilities include advising students on their options for semester study away and supporting the ongoing implementation of PLU Gateway Programs. Additional duties include the coordination, implementation and support of the Returner Reflection program, supervision of the Sojourner Advocate peer-advisors and lead on managing the Wang Center website and social media as well as support ongoing implementation of online application system. Reports to Executive Director, and serves as a member of the Wang Center team.

Closing Date:
This search will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Work Schedule:
FT; Mon – Fri; 8am – 5pm. Some evenings and weekends required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Advise students regarding options for semester and year-long study away opportunities.
  • Assist in advising, marketing, recruitment, orientation, budget administration, and ongoing assessment of PLU’s study away programs.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to international education organizations and the recruiting and marketing of such programs as appropriate to majors in disciplines not served by programs owned and operated by PLU.
  • Coordinate Fall Study Away Fair.
  • Coordinate, implement, and support study away returner programs.
  • Support and coordination of study away assessment activities.
  • Supervision of student workers.
  • Provide support for the website, social media and online application systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Wang Center’s and PLU’s global education mission.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, listening, and interpretive skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be a proactive, self-starter while managing multiple projects.
  • Sensitivity to the concerns and needs of diverse student populations.
  • Experience with social media.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in fast-paced team environment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Required Qualifications:

  1. 2 years experience working with undergraduate students and faculty.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree.
  3. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background checks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience living, studying, working and traveling overseas.
  • Foreign language proficiency highly desirable.

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