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The person in this position must be able to interpret and implement program procedures and policies; counsel students by providing technical guidance and problem resolution for programs including faculty-led study abroad, exchange, affiliate and consortia programs, University System study abroad, external offerings, work, volunteer and service learning; and provide this information to student via advising appointments, email, telephone calls and/or faxes. This position reports directly to the Director of Study Abroad, Office of International Education.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Working with both incoming and outgoing exchange programs, coordinating admission of exchange program students both at UGA and at international partner universities, academic advising/course registration, housing, faculty directors, orientation programming and fee payments.

Developing hardcopy and electronic manuals, brochures, applications, policy statements and other materials for student and faculty orientation and services.

Administering support to selected populations of prospective students, including incoming exchange students and incoming (transient) study abroad students.

Supervise student support staff; plan, direct, and organize the activities of STARS scholarship recipients and a graduate assistant.

Updating program information each term, including destination details for UGA programs and information gathering and reporting to a variety of financial, academic, and student services offices on campus and to the study abroad insurance carrier.

Delivering presentations, including faculty risk management training and Options Abroad sessions; speak at Freshman Orientation, Franklin College Orientation, Explore Georgia, orientations for various UGA study abroad programs, student organization information sessions, faculty information sessions, and civic and community information sessions.

Identifying and contacting target groups for student recruitment on and off campus; make contacts with targeted underrepresented groups (major, rural, gender, minority, destination, etc.)

Advising students regarding study abroad options; directing students to appropriate advisor or campus office when particular circumstance cannot be handled directly in OIE.

Administer scholarship awards from Foundation/UGA Accounts (IEW, Katherine Murphy, Elizabeth Schaefer, etc. STARS, etc.)

Preparing reports and assisting in accreditation reviews, including the IIE Open Door Report and the UGA/USG statistics.

Maintaining student records on database and create and provide reports. Provide contact point for enrolled and prospective student information.

Attending, participating, and facilitating staff meetings, relevant regional and national conferences, professional development seminars, and various university and system committees.

Serving as liaison with students abroad in case of international emergencies, etc.

Helping coordinate and publicize major study abroad annual events and training sessions which service faculty, staff, and students.

Other duties as needed or assigned.


Master's degree, plus minimum two years experience in the field of international education

Foreign language experience

Strong written and oral communication skills, including:
* Ability to prepare and present workshops for students and faculty
* Ability to prepare promotional materials related to study abroad

Proficiency in PC based software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access; Background in database management and web page development preferred

Strong organizational and administrative skills

Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a professional and collegial capacity with students, administrators and faculty

Prior study or work abroad experience; previous participation in semester or year-long study abroad program preferred; experience with event planning helpful

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