The Study Abroad Coordinator works to provide CBU students and other community stakeholders opportunities for short term trips, semester abroad experiences, and other international experiences. In addition the Study Abroad Coordinator supports the University’s reporting requirements for immigration for international students enrolled at the University. The Coordinator reports to the Vice President for Academics and Student Life.
Model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration, and active support of the University’s Mission in Catholic and Lasallian higher education.
Recruit, support and assist faculty to grow and enhance the study abroad programs run by CBU throughout the year, and assessing the educational effectiveness of each program.
Represent CBU within the Lasallian international network and other organizations to develop and expand partnerships and consortia for study abroad opportunities.
Supervise student workers and study abroad faculty.
Establish high standards for delivery of client services; develop effective administrative, assessment, and communication procedures; manage operational budget for international initiatives; advise campus leadership, counsel individual students as needed; supervise student employees; ensures study abroad programs conform to university policies and protocols and are financially self-sustaining.
Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the Department of Homeland Security and/or the Department of State, which includes assisting the Dean of Students with imputing data into SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System), particularly for Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon initial arrival.
Develop and distribute a calendar of university-wide study abroad programs in collaboration with relevant offices.
Provide support to faculty and all administrative units (Residence Life; Academic Services; Student Life; the Business Office, etc.) as they work with international and multicultural students to offer beneficial programs and study abroad opportunities.
Works closely with the Dean of Students to manage matriculation of admitted international undergraduate students outside of the SEVIS process.
Respond to emergency and urgent situations involving international and study abroad students to support appropriate responses and sustained personal follow-up.
Prepare internal and external reports related to study abroad programs in conjunction with the Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum three years experience booking or coordinating international travel for groups.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Outstanding communication, customer service, and writing skills.
Facility with Microsoft Excel or similar
Valid U.S. Passport
Higher education experience in a study abroad or similar office.
International travel/living/study abroad experience outside North America.
Master’s degree or higher
Familiarity with SEVIS and Federal Immigration and Naturalization regulations as they pertain to higher education.