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Study Abroad Advisor

University/Agency: Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification: Program/Student Advisor
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Posting Duration: 2/6/2018 - 2/26/2018
Probation Period: 12 months

Job Description

The Study Abroad Advisor's role is to advise students, parents, faculty and staff on education abroad opportunities offered through Illinois State. This position is responsible for study abroad recruitment and outreach, the management of portfolio of study abroad programs, preparing and advising students for an experience abroad, and responding to the needs/issues of students, parents, staff and faculty. This individual must be a team player with excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, the ability to multi-task, a willingness to be flexible, and attention to detail.


1. Bachelor's Degree

2. One (1) year of professional work experience in one or a combination of the following:
a. performing in an administrative position in a university or college administrative office
b. performing in an advisor and/or counselor position, preferably in higher education

3. Demonstrated participation in a 4 week or longer study abroad program

4. Demonstrated strong administrative competency, organizational ability, and attention to detail

5. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills

6. Ability to multi-task, with the flexibility to adjust to quickly changing demands

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, then employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.


$2,944.00 - $3,826.00 per month


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Contact Information

University/Agency: Illinois State University
   Department/College: International Studies & Programs
Contact: Kira Shelton
Phone Number:
Comments: All applications must be submitted online. College transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to receive full consideration. In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the deadline. Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources by the posting close date:

Fax: 309.438.7421, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please prepare in advance a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references with phone numbers to attach to this application.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. The active register for this classification will be voided after February 26, or when the position is filled.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.