Letter of Interest should directly address how the applicants relevant experience supports the functions of the position and the pursuit of the Study Abroad Office vision and mission (http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/vision).
To collaborate with departments on campus and international partners to provide innovative, academically relevant programs and exceptional student services. Serve as the primary liaison to designated departments on campus to ensure programs serve the academic goals of the institution; manage portfolio of SAO programs.
Work with assigned academic units to integrate study abroad into academic degree plans. Build and maintain professional relationships with key academic advisors/faculty, develop a strong understanding of the academic structure of degree plans and departmental goals related to internationalization. Identify opportunities and carryout activities in support of mutual goals; play an active role in developing and expanding curriculum integration projects. Serve as a resource to faculty and staff. Recruit, advise, select, and orient students for assigned programs and provide appropriate academic and program advising. Provide additional support to targeted advising cohorts (i.e. planning scholarship recipients). Identify and develop new programs or program options based on the needs of academic partners on campus. Manage and evaluate existing UT study abroad programs in various countries as assigned, and/or specific categories of activity such as research abroad. Develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of targeted outreach and recruitment efforts as they relate to the mission and goals of Study Abroad and the International Office. Organize and implement information sessions, pre-departure and returnee sessions, and promotional events individually or as part of a team. Ensure completion of administrative processes associated with the functions above, either through supervision of student workers or directly.
Other related functions as assigned.
Demonstration in application materials and interview of the following competencies, typically acquired through a Bachelors degree and five years of relevant experience or a Masters degree and three years of relevant experience. Effective problem-solving skills and good decision quality; results-oriented; strong organizational abilities; the ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively prioritize; a customer focus which includes students, faculty, staff, and external partners; composure in stressful situations; and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Significant experience living, studying, or working abroad. Experience working with diverse groups and with college students or similar populations. Experience developing or managing programs or projects. Professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Experience initiating new programs/projects and assessing the effectiveness of these activities in meeting intended objectives. Experience working in a higher education context. Proficiency in a foreign language. Academic degree in international education or a relevant discipline. Demonstrated regional familiarity with sub-Saharan Africa.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity