Study Abroad Advisor

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Study Abroad Advisor
Classification Title Student Services Professional II
Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for International Affairs and the lead work direction of the Coordinator of Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Advisor (Student Services Professional II) participates in the delivery of accurate information and study abroad advising to Sacramento State students. Sacramento State’s Study Abroad portfolio includes bilateral international exchange programs, for credit and non-credit faculty-led study abroad programs, study abroad programs offered through CSU International Programs, and programs offered by third-party providers. Operation of these programs has campus-wide implications and requires timely and accurate advising. This position’s responsibilities also includes pre-departure and re-entry programming designed to enhance student success.

FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

3,935 – 5,595 monthly

Hiring Range Applicants can expect to be salaried at the start of the classification range.
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Hours may vary depending on Department needs.
Department Information

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; general knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management. General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.

Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; recognize multicultural, multisexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas.

Possession of these knowledge and abilities typically is demonstrated through the Experience requirements below.

Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Required Qualifications

1. Experience advising high school or college students.

2. Knowledge of U.S. and non-U.S. educational systems, curriculum, admissions policies, and academic programs.
3. Knowledge of best practices in study abroad (e.g. recruitment, program development, insurance, safety and emergency protocols).
4. Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook), as well as the ability to utilize student information systems, databases and other appropriate software.
5. Strong organizational skills.
6. Strong interpersonal and/or intercultural skills.
7. Strong communication skills.
8. Ability to analyze, assess and evaluate a wide variety of situations, including those of a sensitive nature.
9. Ability to articulate courses and translate units and grading systems between educational systems.
10. Ability to give informational presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

11. Master’s degree in a job-related field (such as education, business administration or social science)
12. Experience Advising Study Abroad students.
13. Experience as a Gilman, Freeman-Asia, Marshall, Boren or Fulbright Advisor
14. Experience in program development including the development of processes and procedures
15. Experience living/studying abroad
16. Knowledge of third-party study abroad programs.
17. Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages
18. Familiarity with California State University, Sacramento international student admission policies and academic programs.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and will need to furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. before starting the position.

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0241P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 03/21/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates selected for finalist interviews will be asked to provide a brief presentation on a topic which will be provided at the time of the interview scheduling request.

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * How many years of work experience do you have with study abroad programs?
    • 10 or more years
    • 5-9 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 1-2 years
    • Less than one year
    • No experience
  3. * In 500 words or less, please describe your advising style.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation