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Education Abroad Advisor

Apply now Job no: 495133
Department: Global Initiatives
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Advising, Counseling
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Education Abroad Advisor

Job Summary:

Miami University is the number one public doctoral university for the percentage of students studying abroad before graduation. This position 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.


Inform and advise students on a group and individual basis about education abroad opportunities through all stages of the process, tailoring study abroad information to student interests, goals and needs; assist with the management of education abroad programs and applications through Studio Abroad; implement strategic marketing and outreach initiatives through venues such as classroom presentations, information sessions, New Student Orientation and the Study Abroad Fair; recruit, interview, hire and provide direct and functional supervision to the Ambassador program for returned study abroad students.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study and two years relevant work experience or Master’s degree with no previous work experience.
  • Prior experience with student advising.
  • Ability to manage complex and multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Superior time management, organization, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations of learners and associates.
  • Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in relevant field of study with working experience.
  • Prior experience living or working abroad.
  • Foreign language proficiency.
  • Full-time experience with education abroad advising.
  • Familiarity with Banner and Studio Abroad. 
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter and resume.   Direct inquiries to Donna Gouvan at  Salary range: $40,000 - $44,000.  

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
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.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applicants begins May 10, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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