Position: Regional Advisor
Institution: University of California Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Education: BA required, MA preferred
Deadline: Aug. 27, 2013; 10 pm PT
The campus office of the Education Abroad Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara is recruiting for a Regional Advisor (Job # 20130370). The Regional Advisor will be responsible for recruitment, advising, selection and orientation for programs in Asia.
The University of California’s Education Abroad Program (UC EAP) is the largest study abroad program in the United States, providing student academic exchanges and integration of international study opportunities into UC curricula. EAP offers diverse programs to UC undergraduate and graduate students in 300+ program options in more than 40 countries. UCSB provides EAP advising services to more than 2,000 prospective applicants each year, sends more than 800 students overseas, receives more than 300 international reciprocal exchange students, and supports the reentry and cultural readjustment of more than 800 returned students.
Summary of Job Duties
Under general supervision of the Associate Director and working in close coordination with a team of regional advisors, responsible for student recruitment, selection, orientation and reentry activities for the UC Education Abroad Program (UC EAP). Regional responsibility for programs in an assigned number of EAP’s 300+ program options in more than 40 countries. Advises prospective applicants regarding requirements, availability of courses, academic credit, and financial matters, primarily for programs in Asia. Serves as resource for students abroad and as liaison to campus and systemwide offices. Helps select EAP scholarship recipients. Assists returned students in areas of enrollment, academic progress, petitions, and cultural readjustment.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and prior work experience. Significant student academic advising experience in a college/university setting. Previous professional experience in international education. Familiarity with UC system and study abroad program options. Overseas study and/or work experience. Excellent interpersonal, public relations and oral/written communication skills. Excellent judgment and ability to deal with difficult situations. Strong customer service orientation. Demonstrated experience interacting diplomatically with diverse constituency of students, parents, faculty, staff, systemwide offices and governmental agencies. High level of organizational skill/attention to detail. Able to work as a member of a team and maintain professional demeanor under deadline pressure in a high-volume, continuous public contact setting. Demonstrated skill in event planning and public speaking. Strong computer skills.
- Familiarity with regional and national study abroad networks and resources.
- An understanding of current issues and best practices in international education.
- Master’s degree in a related field.
Position funded through 6/30/15. Extension possible depending on continued funding.
Full application details at UC Santa Barbara’s employment website.
Job Number 20130370