The Assistant Director of ACES Study Abroad works closely with the Director of ACES Study Abroad in managing the global initiatives of the College of ACES; increasing the number of international experience opportunities for both domestic and international students; and supporting the College’s goal to increase steadily the study abroad participation rate. This is a 100%, full time, benefits-eligible position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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Major Duties and Responsibilities
Development of Educational Experiences
Work directly with ACES faculty, staff and student organizations to plan and execute a substantial portfolio of short-term study abroad tours, including company/organization visits and cultural experiences that will integrate concisely into degree requirements of ACES majors.
Work with the Director of ACES Study Abroad on program assessment and analysis in order to make recommendations for improvements, new programs, student retention, and student satisfaction.
Independently interpret, apply, and enforce university regulations for international programs. Provide guidance to others on these policies and procedures.
Work with UIUC’s Office of International Safety & Security to ensure ACES short-term programs are in line with campus policies related to health, safety, and risk management. Train staff and faculty chaperones on best practices.
Will be required to work nights and weekends if/when traveling with students on international study tours.
Advising and Student Guidance
Provide academic and administrative advising to current and prospective study abroad students.
Understand and respond to evolving student questions and concerns related to study abroad.
Conduct info sessions, health and safety presentations, and pre-departure and cultural orientations.
Represent College of ACES at fairs and outreach events to promote study abroad and international program opportunities.
Coordinate logistical details, including travel and hotel arrangements, payment arrangements and application procedures, for students participating in ACES short-term study abroad tours.
Maintain program application pages, website and/or social media for ACES short-term study abroad tours.
Develop marketing materials, procedure manuals and forms.
Work cooperatively with many offices across campus, such as Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange and the college study abroad offices in Business, Engineering, and Liberal Arts & Sciences.
May be required to work some evenings and/or weekends to participate in advising and outreach activities on and off campus, and to attend professional meetings.
Position Requirements and Qualifications
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree
Preferred: Master’s degree in ACES, Business, Higher Education or field related to international study.
Experience Required: One year of experience in student advising or higher education. Three years of relevant professional work experience at a coordinator level, preferably in international education or advising. Project management experience, with excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Substantive personal experience with international study, living, and/or travel.
Preferred: Experience leading and organizing multiple, simultaneous international short-term study abroad programs. Supervisory experience. Experience working closely with faculty. Experience with website development or management. Experience developing marketing materials, procedure manuals and forms.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Demonstrated effective public speaking skills; excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
Preferred: Proven ability to handle emergencies. Fluency in a foreign language.
For full consideration, application materials must be received by March 20, 2019. All candidates must create a candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by the close date. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. Expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search.
For additional information about the position, please contact Jean Drasgow, Search Chair, via e-mail at email@example.com. For technical assistance with the online application process, call 217-333-6747 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About College of ACES Study Abroad Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The College of ACES is a global leader in the most promising areas of scholarship in the agricultural, consumer, and environmental sciences. We are known for our globally competitive students, our first-class discovery research, and the innovative knowledge we share.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community of students, scholars, and alumni is changing the world.
With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience. Our transformative learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, are designed to produce alumni who desire to make a significant, societal impact.
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