This is a full-time position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Academic Program Advisor
Student Academic Affairs Office
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of LAS International Programs, in the Student Academic Affairs Office, the Academic Program Advisor is responsible for: student advising and program planning and management of the global initiatives of the College of LAS with a specific focus on a portfolio of Asian, African, MENA or Latin American programs and partners, and working closely with academic units to support the College’s goal of increasing opportunities for students to engage in transformative global learning experiences.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide academic and administrative advising to current and prospective study abroad and exchange students; Respond to evolving student questions and concerns related to study abroad and global engagement.
Hold advising hours and consult with individual students or groups. Respond to inquiries by email, phone and through virtual and in-person advising sessions.
Contribute to overall program marketing, recruitment and outreach initiatives through events and presentations.
Develop and maintain informational materials, website, resources, handbooks, and other content.
Compile and analyze statistics, including advising sheets for selected programs and majors.
Organize and lead pre-departure and orientation sessions for study abroad and exchange students, informational sessions, and health and safety presentations.
Promote programs and recruit students by representing The College of LAS at fairs and outreach events to promote study abroad and international program opportunities both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Facilitate one or more sections of LAS 291/292 as needed
Contribute to the experiential learning and career development components of the LAS student success plan through peer advisor training, academic advisor resource development and ongoing support.
Development and Coordination of Educational Experiences
Work closely with faculty, staff and international partners on the planning and execution of a regional portfolio of education abroad programs, faculty-led courses, and virtual exchanges.
Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of LAS International Programs, academic units, and faculty course directors on program assessment and analysis in order to make recommendations for improvements, new programs, student retention, and achievement of learning outcomes.
Work with Illinois International’s Office of International Safety & Security to ensure LAS programs are in line with campus policies related to health, safety, and risk management. Ensure partners and faculty/staff chaperones are aware of best practices.
Will be required to work nights and weekends if/when traveling with students on international programs
Conduct regular site visits to LAS programs to meet with partners, assess program locations, accommodations and student support, and advise Illinois students on-site.
Work closely with study abroad partners and Advancement to develop and expand LAS study abroad alumni networks internationally
Serve on campus level committees related to study abroad
Other duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit
Required: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the liberal arts and sciences. Two years of experience in international education and/or study abroad or academic advising. Program management experience. Experience with international study or living.
Preferred: Master’s degree in international education or liberal arts and sciences. Experience organizing multiple, simultaneous international education experiences. Experience organizing in-person and virtual events with international audiences. Experience developing web, video and other promotional materials.
Successful candidates will have the following: demonstrated ability and commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and to work independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly those that enable the candidate to effectively represent LAS International Programs and communicate clearly with a wide range of constituencies including international partners, faculty, administrators, students, parents, and alumni. Commitment to diversity and inclusion. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Zoom, web and social media, Terra Dotta Systems (TDS). Professional fluency in English and at least one other language, preference for Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Kiswahili, or Spanish.
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