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Education Abroad Advisor

Miami University (Ohio)
Oxford, Ohio
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

The Education Abroad Advisor supports education abroad (study abroad and away, global academic service learning and international internships) by advising students, faculty and staff on various opportunities and options; working with students and faculty to assure compliance with university policies; identifying appropriate opportunities; preparing students for an immersion experience; developing and offering opportunities for returning students for reflection and application of experience; advocating on campus for global immersion experience; and supporting the mission of Global Initiatives. Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis following a successful period of on-boarding. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason. Incumbent may work up to 40% remotely (1-2 days per week) based on a set departmental schedule.

The Education Abroad Advisor will:

Inform and advise students on a group and individual basis about education abroad opportunities through all stages of the process, including financial aid and budgeting, tailoring study abroad information to student academic interests, goals and needs. Assist with the management of education abroad programs and applications within study abroad software. Assist in implementing the marketing and outreach strategy for the Education Abroad Office. This includes coordinating social media posts, information sessions and attending new student orientation sessions. Manage outbound approved non-Miami transfer credit and exchange programs, maintaining relationships with program providers. Serve as a liaison to other student services units on campus including the Student Success Center, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and academic advising offices. Align study abroad options with the Miami University curriculum by collaborating with academic departments to identify course equivalencies. Develop programming and events for returned study abroad students in coordination with student services offices on campus. Global Initiatives at Miami University has diversity as a core value and the Education Abroad Advisor will be a member of a team that is building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty through programming which exposes constituents to a broad range of ways of engaging with the world and the diversity it presents.

Required: Bachelor’s degree, prior student-facing work experience in an educational setting, prior experience studying abroad, interning abroad, teaching abroad or supporting diverse populations locally.

Consideration may be given to candidate with a master’s degree; foreign language proficiency, full-time experience with education abroad advising at the undergraduate level; familiarity with Terra Dotta; experience developing and implementing marketing plans and outreach; experience leveraging social media and targeting specific groups to successfully increase the number of interactions with posts, followers, etc.; ability to manage complex and multiple tasks with minimal supervision; demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations of learners and associates; evidence of experience supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive curricular and co-curricular learning experience for students in higher education; excellent time management, organization, and communication skills.

Submit cover letter and resume to Inquiries may be directed to Donna Gouvan at Screening of applications will begin March 19, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of InstitutionalDiversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

 As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.  Criminal background check required.  All campuses are smoke- and tobacco free.

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