University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Study Abroad Advisor

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0661-9086
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 533

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated administrator, advises students regarding Study Abroad opportunities and provides related program support.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists students in selecting an appropriate study abroad program, consistent with academic requirements and objectives and plan of study.
  2. Advises applicants regarding eligibility for a variety of study abroad programs.
  3. Produces written materials regarding policies and procedures, program descriptions, financial aid, credit transfer and academic considerations.
  4. Collects, catalogs, updates and distributes information regarding study abroad programs; maintains library of such information.
  5. Maintains mailing list and distributes information to the University community as well as other universities and colleges in the region and nationally.
  6. Organizes, advertises and conducts orientation meetings and informational meetings to recruit students.
  7. Prepares posters, announcements, newspaper ads and other promotional materials designed to recruit students.
  8. Assists in working out arrangements for students to be gone from the University, in such areas as university registration, housing, financial aid, payment of fees, etc.
  9. Assists students with applications for work abroad programs, internships, scholarships and international career opportunities.
  10. Advises students, graduates and faculty about intensive language study abroad.
  11. Serves as a resource to students, parents, the University community and others regarding study abroad programs, policies and procedures.
  12. Responds to questions from participants or their parents and follows up to resolve problems as needed.
  13. Distributes information about programs to department heads to ascertain their interest in the programs.
  14. May oversee work of interns or other staff, as delegated.
  15. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in international studies or related field or equivalent in education and experience
  2. One to three years related experience.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  4. Good writing skills
  5. Knowledge of academic curriculum

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. One or more foreign languages
  2. Master’s degree
  3. Foreign field or cross-culture experience

 

 
Date Scored: 10/17/1986