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Part-Time Student Engagement and Advising Assistant

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
International Programs and Services

Job Number: REQ_0000014426


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Department Description

The Directorate of Education Abroad (EA), located within Global Programs at University Park, is the primary administrative office facilitating education abroad opportunities at all Penn State campuses. EA professionals manage semester and yearlong, summer, faculty-led, embedded, and internship programs inclusive of recruitment, advising, record keeping in addition to a wide array of financial and administrative duties.

Global Programs is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion for all employees and students; we value individuals of all perspectives and backgrounds in our collaborative, respectful, and globally engaged environment.

Job Description

Education Abroad (EA) is a fast-paced and student-centered environment that serves as the locus of global program advising, policy development, program support, and records management for credit-bearing study and intern experiences abroad.

The Student Engagement and Advising Assistant (SEAA) will assist with the management of the Education Abroad Peer Adviser program and support the advising staff in serving students who visit or contact our office for education abroad advising each semester. The EA Peer Adviser program is a cohort of 12-15 returned education abroad students who volunteer their time to host student advising appointments and participate in outreach initiatives. Peer advisers offer scheduled advising appointments, respond to general inquiries from students and their families, represent the office at events, and give presentations throughout each semester.

The SEAA will manage the scheduling for the peer advisers, offer guidance on advising, and provide day-to-day support. The SEAA will also develop trainings and professional development opportunities to enhance the quality of the program and host monthly meetings for our peer advisers. This position will also provide support to the Education Abroad advisers, including general education abroad advising, participation in recruitment and outreach activities, and administrative tasks as needed.

Please note, Education Abroad staff are currently working remotely. This position is currently remote but is subject to change as Penn State leadership updates the guidelines for return-to-campus work.

Job Qualifications

This position would be an exciting opportunity for a current graduate student or recent graduate interested in the field of international education, student engagement, and/or peer mentoring. The ideal candidate for this position must have demonstrated strong leadership skills in current or previous positions and can work as an integral part of the advising team. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience living, working, and/or studying abroad and a passion for global education. Strong attention to detail, organization, and communication skills, partnered with a positive attitude would be considered assets to the Education Abroad office.

Application Requirements

Interested candidates are required to submit a cover letter and resume along with their application. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position will begin in summer 2021 and continue through the academic year 2021-22.

Contact Information

Johnna Weston
Education Abroad Adviser

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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