Primary Role

Responsible for promoting study abroad opportunities to Juniata students, including advising students and supporting faculty in program development, and planning and implementing promotion and outreach activities. Participates as a member of the Center for International Education team to accomplish the overall mission of internationalization on the Juniata campus. 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Program Coordination
  • Manage the recruitment, selection, orientation and re-entry of study abroad students.
  • Maintain and share accurate study abroad databases.
  • Assist with student billing for study abroad programs.
  • Coordinate with faculty and staff across campus to enhance experiential learning opportunities.
  • Administer intercultural learning assessment tools at CIE events, including both student learning evaluations and office/program evaluations.
  • Collaborate and communicate with overseas counterparts and partner institutions regarding outbound student applicants.
  • Collaborate with Dean and Assistant Dean to coordinate campus visits from partner institutions abroad, CIE events, and program evaluation.
  • Serve as the primary campus advisor for educational opportunities abroad.
  • Assist international students as needed.
  • Advise students, faculty, staff and parents on Juniata College's administrative policies and procedures related to study abroad.
  • Work with faculty members to assess appropriate program placement with regard to academic, personal, professional, and financial goals for study abroad.
  • Guide students through (online) application, acceptance, registration, orientation, and evaluation processes.
  • Support and communicate with students currently studying abroad, and their parents, as appropriate.
  • Oversee campus-based study abroad scholarship process.
Promotion and Outreach
  • Plan and lead events for the CIE, such as an annual study abroad fair, and pre- and post-orientations for study abroad.
  • Oversee the International Peer Advising Program.
  • Research and promote study abroad scholarship opportunities.
  • Maintain the web-based information associated with study abroad.
  • As assigned by the Dean, conduct international site visits with current and potential partner institutions.
  • Represent Juniata at college-wide events, as well as at professional conferences and events.

Supervision Required/Given

Functions under established guidelines and with general direction from Dean of International Education. Works cooperatively and collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups. Has a limited/occasional supervisory responsibility over student assistants.

Position Qualifications

  • Knowledge and capabilities normally acquired through 3 to 5 years' experience in a field related to international education, as well as a relevant educational background through a Bachelor's degree.
  • Previous experience living/studying abroad (minimum three months). Facility with a second language desirable.
  • Minimum of two years in counseling/advising role, preferably in a study abroad office, including student advising, public speaking, handling confidential matters, understanding cultural diversity of international students.
  • Competency in computer applications, file management, information gathering and communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy office.
  • The ability to perform limited evening and weekend work, and periodic domestic and international travel.