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Study Abroad Programs Coordinator

Dixie State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, International Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Announcement

Reporting to the Associate Provost of Community & Global Engagement, this position is responsible for coordinating all facets of the University’s study abroad and international exchange programs, including growing and developing the programs to increase international educational opportunities for DSU students. In addition to the specific duties outlined below, the Study Abroad Programs Coordinator facilitates outreach, individual and group advising on study abroad programs, pre-departure orientation, re-entry programming, and supporting faculty who lead study abroad programs. The position also serves a key role in fielding a variety of questions regarding study abroad from many constituents (students, faculty, administrators and parents). Additional information about the department and program offerings can be found online at .

  • Collaborate with faculty and administration to develop new study abroad and international exchange programs.
  • Develop working relationships with partner institutions and international affiliate providers, including being a steward over agreements and MOUs with international partner affiliate and universities.
  • Advise students on international study options that fit their academic trajectory and learning goals, including information sessions and advising on credit transfer, applications, and course selections.
  • Promote and advertise programs to students (presentations, flyers, social media).
  • Review and update study abroad policies, procedures, documents and website information, as needed.
  • Provide logistical support to events related with international university visits and faculty-led initiatives, including making hotel reservations, arranging payments, deposits, international insurance, etc.
  • Assist with study abroad proposals, approvals, cost sheets and specific program budgets.
  • Assist in the review of student applications for international program participation.
  • Respond to student, faculty and parent requests for study abroad information, programs, and advising.
  • Assist the Associate Provost and Director of Global Education with other projects as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • Two years’ related experience in study abroad, student advising, international student affairs, or similar field required; higher education experience preferred.
  • Successful academic and cross-cultural experience required; international travel experience preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and effective in prioritizing and multi-tasking.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices in student academic guidance and advising.
  • Ability to apply marketing principles and strategies to promote international programs.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting principles.
  • Familiarity with college admissions, financial aid, and transfer credit policies.
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with students, employees and the public.
  • Willingness to travel in the U.S. and internationally; ability to speak multiple languages a plus.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $43,000 - $45,000, depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of January 3, 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins November 30, 2021 . Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU), soon-to-be-called Utah Tech University starting July 1, 2022, is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. The university has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, the university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

DSU is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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