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Study Abroad & International Student Advisor

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, International Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Study Abroad & International Student Advisor Overview
Provide advising and support services to both student abroad and international students, parents, and actively conduct programming to recruit study abroad students and engage international students. Essential Duties:
1. Conduct both individual and group advising to review program options, eligibility, study abroad policies, course selection/course articulation process, etc. Respond to student/parent inquiries in a timely manner. Manage and review applications for assigned programs and assist deans with approval decisions and communication to approved students. Facilitate communication between students and their respective study abroad program staff/advisors. Support the Deans with pre-departure and re-entry programming. (35%)
2. Maintain students’ SEVIS records and files and issue new/updated I-20s/DS-2019s as needed. Coordinate advising/services/support for international students with other stakeholders on campus. Coordinate event planning for international students with the Assistant Dean, Administrative Coordinator, and student staff. (25%)
3. Conduct study abroad student information sessions for the College’s various study abroad programs, especially flagship programs (PC in Rome, CIV in London), and faculty-led programs. Coordinate study abroad outreach with other campus stakeholders – Admissions, academic departments, student organizations, etc., and represents CGE at such events. Promote events/outreach through Morning Mail announcements and social media in conjunction with the student staff. Liaise with and coordinate campus visits/outreach by third-party program representatives. (20%)
4. Liaise with the Associate Director for CEL /Director of National & International Fellowships, financial aid, and other stakeholders to identify candidates for national-level scholarships. Develop promotional resources/materials for scholarship/funding opportunities, both print, and web-based. Conduct info sessions on scholarships and funding opportunities for study abroad. Assist students with applications, coordinate study abroad program provider affiliate grants and scholarships, support the Assistant Dean with the administration of Santander grant, and coordinate reception each semester for scholarship recipients. (10%)
5. Assist with review and provide input for the College’s study abroad program portfolio in terms of academic quality, student support/pastoral care, and suitability for students. Maintain an accurate/up-to-date list of approved programs and study abroad program provider contact details. Assist with the preparation of CGE reports, print materials, and newsletters for students, parents, and campus/external stakeholders. Support the Assistant Dean with CGE website edits and updates to the application process in Horizons. Coordinate student enrollments, program details/logistics, and payment/insurance tracking for faculty-led programs. Prepare/distribute minutes for International Programs Advisory Committee ( IPAC ) meetings. (10%) Marginal Duties:
Perform all other duties as may be required. Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three to five years’ experience working with college students or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong technology skills (MS Office, web editing, social media)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective time management and the ability to meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with various stakeholders in a higher education setting
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends and travel both domestically and internationally
  • Prior experience working with college students, preferably study abroad and/or international students
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity is required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: First If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnicorigin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on thepart of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents andthose with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number AS612P Closing Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated or have a *valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine? Applicants requesting an exemption, must complete a Providence College request form. Exemptions are not guaranteed approval. Completion of exemption/vaccination process must be finalized prior to start date.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will request exemption
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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