International Education Advisor

Rhodes College | Memphis, TN, United States

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Posted Date 5/06/2021

The International Education Advisor serves with responsibility for study abroad/away and international students, including related processes and systems.

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advises students on all aspects of study abroad/away, including administrative and academic policies, application procedures, and scholarship opportunities. Processes study abroad/away applications for acceptance decisions for the Center.
  • Manages all processes for Terra Dotta, including study abroad/away application records and the maintenance of all Terra Dotta functions. Creates Rhodes' own study abroad/away programs' applications within Terra Dotta. Liaises with other College departments which use Terra Dotta in their work with study abroad/away students. Performs data reporting on demand and maintains all records.
  • Presents study abroad/away information sessions to students and parents.
  • Manages the purchasing and invoicing of health insurance for study abroad and international students.
  • Organizes study abroad/away fairs, including communications with representatives invited to the College; international student orientation; and occasional night and weekend events.
  • Serves as a designated school official (DSO) and provides international student support.
  • Oversees web and social media content.
  • Stays current on regulations, best practices, and developments in international education.
  • Shares in the supervision of the Center's student employees.
  • Shares in the Center's clerical workload.
  • This position description is for a generalist international education advisor. Other duties will be assigned depending on the candidate's background and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Two or more years of professional work experience in international education or a closely related field. Experience working with international students.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Demonstrated commitment to access and inclusion.
  • Understanding of study abroad concepts and undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced Center, adapting to changing demands and priorities with efficiency and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills and accuracy in record-keeping.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, both on a team and independently.
  • Administrative experience with Terra Dotta or other cloud-based database product.
  • Excellent skills with standard PC/Dell and Microsoft products.
  • Interest in continual improvement in Center processes.
  • Experience living, studying, or working outside the United States for at least 3 months post high school.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience with Terra Dotta and SEVIS.
  • Experience with managing or supporting access and inclusion efforts.
  • Well-developed student-centered advising skills.
  • Strong commitment to professionalism and professional development.

A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume and the names of three references.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.

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Employment Type
Full time
Education | Other

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