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Education Abroad Program Coordinator

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
International Programs and Services

Job ID: 273914

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.  Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect.  We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.   


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Serves as primary administrative contact for students and faculty leaders participating in education abroad programs. Manages a variety of international program models focusing on program quality and addressing risk management. Develops and conducts informational sessions and recruitment events to promote access to education and experiential learning abroad.


1. Identifies new program elements in development of international education program opportunities
2. Collaborates with faculty and departments in preparing budgets, salaries and compensation, and itineraries
3. Communicates program policies, procedures and deadlines to faculty
4. Coordinates program logistics and fiscal management with faculty, travel agents, vendors and other external parties
5. Develops recruitment plans in collaboration with faculty to promote programs
6. Provides faculty trainings and information sessions on fiscal program operations procedures and risk management procedures
7. Assists students in identifying and selecting programs, responds to inquiries and provides information about application process and requirements
8. Manages risk-based preparation of students on education programs
9. Serves as Site Manager, functioning as point-of-contact and facilitator for teaching-faculty institutional¿ program model

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Two (2) years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Preferred Experience
Experience participating in or leading an international program
Program planning and/or project management experience
Experience in a higher education setting preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to remain informed of and communicate scholarship opportunities  
Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of country-specific rules and regulations  
Knowledge of essential elements of pre-departure and reentry programming for students  
Knowledge of general grade and credit conversion practices, financial aid regulations, and federal regulations impacting students  
Knowledge of passport and visa requirements and processes  
Knowledge of international agreement standards and educational contexts around the world  
Knowledge of technology, social media, and data management techniques related to study abroad  
Knowledge of theories and research of intercultural adjustment and college student advising  
Knowledge of higher education trends in education abroad  
Knowledge of KSU, BOR State of Georgia and international risk management, accounting, procurement, and travel policies

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills  
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)  
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills  
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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