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Education Abroad Advisor & Faculty Led Program Coordinator

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 30, 2023

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Job Title: Education Abroad Advisor & Faculty Led Program Coordinator
Job Category: AFT
Post Date: October 27, 2023
Close Date: N/A
Salary: $57,573.92- $66,217.02
For non-unit positions, salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by a competitive benefits package.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Education Abroad Operations, this position includes the following core functions: Education Abroad Advising, Affiliate Provider Manager, and Faculty Led Program Coordinator.

In the role of Education Abroad Advisor, this individual works with students, faculty and staff to place TCNJ students in appropriate credit-bearing education abroad programs. In a given day, the Education Abroad Advisor may conduct individual study abroad advising appointments, engage in correspondence with an affiliate provider, or present at a group advising session. This individual will manage the affiliate provider programs which involves engaging with these providers to stay up to date on program offerings, ensuring the Terra Dota application system is up-to-date with current information, processing student applications, preparing students for departure and re-entry, and evaluating programs. This individual also liaisons between CGE, Student Accounts, and Records and Registration to ensure timely registration of education abroad students.

In the capacity of Faculty-Led Program Coordinator, this individual coordinates the faculty led programs, works closely with faculty on the development of new programs, and oversees the student intern(s) responsible for marketing the programs. Coordinating the faculty-led programs includes managing the contracts with faculty leaders, travel agents, TCNJ business and finance, payments and approvals. Finally, the coordinator works closely with the CGE staff in evaluating the programs and aligning them with best practices.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Advises students about education abroad opportunities with a particular focus on affiliate provider programs through individual and group advising sessions.
  • Manages the affiliate provider programs which involves engaging with these providers to stay up to date on program offerings, ensuring the Terra Dotta application system is up-to-date with current information, processing student applications, and evaluating programs.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Education Abroad Operations & TCNJ schools, reviews prospective affiliate providers as potential additions.
  • Develops and delivers pre-departure and re-entry programming for the education abroad students.
  • Manages the contracts with the providers and monitors the budgets for the provision of in-country services for the faculty led programs.
  • Liaisons between the faculty leaders, travel agents, department budget managers & TCNJ business and finance.
  • Compiles information and provides this information to Executive Director to conduct risk assessment of faculty led programs.
  • Oversees the student intern(s) responsible for marketing the programs.
  • Collaborate with the CGE staff in evaluating the Faculty Led programs and aligning them with best practices.
Required Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills that support the development of positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, parents, and third-party providers.
  • Knowledge of the field of Education Abroad in general and faculty-led programs in particular.
  • Experience guiding students in applying for education abroad opportunities and in providing pre-departure and re-entry programing.
  • Knowledge of the Terra Dotta application system and other software systems used for travel, business and finance, and students payments.

  • Ability to work independently in managing one’s own and determining appropriate work to delegate to student workers.

Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of the position. If the requested accommodation(s) cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, the applicant may not be eligible for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree (or in progress) in a field related to international education; Experience studying and/or working in another country; Experience studying a language other than English.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited college with an undergraduate degree. Three years of experience in an institution of higher education or in a field directly related to the functions of this position.
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and reference checks.
  • Residency Requirement: In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

Employee Benefits:

As a member of The College of New Jersey Community, you will be a part of an exciting and rewarding public university career. Eligible full-time employees will be able to take advantage of a generous benefits package that includes health, welfare, and retirement benefits, including:
  • Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental and prescription plans

  • Generous leave entitlements program and Energy Savings Program

  • Employee and dependent Tuition Waiver and Reimbursement Program

  • Pension, retirement, and deferred compensation plans, group life insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee affinity groups

  • New Jersey State Employee Discount Program (Pet insurance, cell phone plan discounts, discounted amusement park tickets, etc.)

  • Access to extensive learning opportunities

To view a comprehensive list of benefits available to employees, visit our Health Benefits Plans and Programs page to learn more!

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should apply online at: and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable candidate is selected.

SAME Applicants

If you are applying under the New Jersey "SAME" program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references by the closing date listed above to: . For more information on the SAME program visit their website at: , email:, or call CSC at: 833-691-0404.

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