Study Abroad Advisor and Program Coordinator


Edgewood College is seeking a full-time (11 month) Study Aboard Advisor and Program Coordinator.


Study Abroad

  • Advise prospective study abroad participants through the application and selection process
  • Administer programs to promote study abroad across campus, with a particular focus on increasing student diversity within study abroad
    • Study Abroad Global Ambassador Program 
    • Study abroad information sessions and tables
    • Participate in prospective student and new student events
    • Coordinate campus visits for study abroad program representatives from third-party providers
    • Develop new, creative ways to promote study abroad
  • Coordinate and deliver pre-departure, on-site, and re-entry programming for summer, semester and academic year study abroad participants
  • Communicate regularly with students to monitor their progress and ensure their success throughout the study abroad process
  • Coordinate online application process, study abroad paperwork completion, insurance enrollment, and pre-departure orientations for short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs, and prepare Health and Emergency Response packets for the program directors
  • Promote and advise students on study abroad scholarship opportunities
  • Liase with Edgewood’s Registrar's Office, Financial Aid Office, Business Office, Academic Success and Career Development Center, and other relevant departments and offices as needed.
  • Keep current with changing developments and best practices in the field of study abroad  

International Student Services

  • Assist in the design and delivery of International Student Orientations
  • Coordinate Global Buddy Program in which international students and U.S. American students are paired up to become “global buddies”
  • Enroll students in the College’s health insurance policy

Faculty and Curriculum Development

  • Assist with Global Studies minor, Latin American Studies minor and other curricular offerings
  • Assist in investigating and using technology to share faculty development opportunities
  • Assist the Faculty Co-Director with global faculty grants

Center for Global Education—Programs and Administration

  • Serve as office manager which includes managing administrative processes for the office, record keeping, purchasing of office supplies, and other responsibilities as assigned
  • Supervise student employees and intern(s)
  • Serve as the on-call, emergency responder for international students and study abroad students and groups (rotating responsibility with CGE Co-Directors) 
  • Serve as advisor to the International Club
  • Coordinate and promote events for International Education Week
  • Collaborate on special projects for CGE


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s preferred, plus one to two years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work experience in a study abroad office and personal study abroad experience preferred
  • Experience working with students from different cultural backgrounds preferred
  • Proficiency in at least one foreign language preferred

Required Technology Skills:

  • Overall proficient skill-level in Microsoft Office, which includes: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook, and basic computer concepts
  • Willingness and ability to learn new software

Specialized Technology Skills:

  • Knowledge of AbroadOffice or StudioAbroad study abroad software programs is a plus.
  • Proficiency working with Qualtrics surveys is a plus.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, and InDesign is a plus.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of study abroad programs and higher education systems in other countries
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a professional demeanor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and under pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while paying close attention to detail
  • Excellent judgment and ability to deal with difficult situations

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of student visa application processes for study abroad
  • Familiarity with the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
  • Familiarity with F-1 and J-1 visa regulations for international students is a plus


Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

Review of applications will begin on: April 20, 2018.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – SAAP
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer