Assistant Director of International Study/Study Abroad Advisor
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Internal Number: R0001221
The Assistant Director provides student advising, event programming, and resource development for the Wellesley College study away program. Advises students on expectations of study away at Wellesley. Plans events and collaborates with other departments on campus and student groups to promote the study away program. Develops and maintains a social media presence that communicates the goals and mission of the office. Supervises student employees. Facilitates visits from study away programs and exchange partners to campus. Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Manage the recruitment, selection, and orientation of study abroad students, in collaboration with relevant on- and off-campus resources, and support students before they go abroad, while they are abroad, and after they return (including coordination of re-entry programming, pre-departure events, and transfer credit processes).
Assist students in identifying appropriate study abroad programs and advise about application processes, through individual advising and the coordination of 10-20 informational events each year.
Perform administrative tasks as needed to support Wellesley’s study abroad programs and the Office of International Study, including management of the application process, pre-departure paperwork and visas for Wellesley programs, management of digital and print materials and social media presence, oversight of student workers and interns, and management of day-to-day financial operations (including interface with SFS, Accounts Payable and program providers/partners).
Manage a team of 6-10 student office staff and Ambassadors
Oversee diversity-related initiatives in collaboration with relevant student service offices on campus (such as the Office of Intercultural Education and Slater International Center) to determine new projects and opportunities for better supporting their student populations.
Develop and maintain relationships with program providers and partner university administrators; manage our annual study abroad fairs and other campus visits.
Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience; Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree, 3-5 years of relevant experience; experience living or studying outside of the US
Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage mulitiple projects simultaneously and independently, proficiency with google docs, Microsoft Office, website management and popular social media platforms, strong customer service and problem solving skills, Wellesley has demonstrated leadership in the field of international higher education, and filling this position quickly is essential to maintaing the current level of service
All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination against COVID-19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations
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