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Education Abroad Coordinator

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
International Programs and Services
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202101131AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Prof/Indiv Contrib II

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$43,000 - $44,000

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

Desired Start Date

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

Education Abroad at Colorado State University continuously strives to be a leader in international education for Colorado and the nation. Housed under the umbrella of the Vice Provost of International Affairs, we promote engaging, educational international opportunities which foster student success, safety, and growth in order to further the University's land grant mission of access for all.

Our unit facilitates education abroad experiences in study, research, internship, service learning and other academic experiences for more than 1,600 Colorado State University students annually. We offer over 500 program options through our open portfolio of exchanges, faculty and staff-led groups, academic partnerships, and affiliated program providers.

Education Abroad at CSU invests in the success of our students; to this end, we create programming and processes that prepare our students and enrich their experiences abroad and upon return. We support CSU faculty and staff in the creation and execution of CSU-grown international student experiences. Through our strong ties and collaborations with campus partners including academic departments and colleges, Financial Aid, the Registrar, Risk Management, Student Diversity Programs and Services, and student success offices, we are able to ensure more productive and positive experiences for our students. We are proud that CSU students are able to receive over $600,000 of education abroad scholarships annually, including a strategic need-based award for first generation college students.

Our team of dedicated professionals and student peer advisors embody our core values of passion, community, learning, creativity, and integrity. We are committed to making education abroad a reality for all interested students, regardless of major, financial situation, background or previous experience abroad.

Colorado State University is a premier public research university established as the land-grant institution for the State of Colorado in 1870. CSU is committed to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in education, research and outreach for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world. The campus culture is driven by a desire always to do better and a vision to be the best place to learn, work, and discover.

Colorado State's principles of community - inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice - reflect our core values and support CSU's mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement. Each member of our community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.

CSU is recognized in national rankings and is the school of choice for Colorado students, with a longstanding legacy of attracting the best and brightest nationally and internationally. The University has eight colleges, and resident student enrollment is approximately 33,000. With 1,500+ international students and scholars representing approximately 100 countries, the campus continues to adopt an international worldview. When these students arrive, they're not alone; more than 20 percent of tenure-track faculty are international.

CSU is located in the city of Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of over 160,000. Situated 65 miles north of Denver at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a gateway to world-class skiing, hiking, fishing, climbing, and biking, and has an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado.

Position Summary

The Education Abroad Coordinator is responsible for managing a portfolio of Education abroad programs and provides student support in the form of student advising before, during, and after an international education experience. This position will also be involved with several special project teams related to the needs of the office. This is a full-time administrative professional position based in Fort Collins. The position works predominantly in person on the CSU campus, with the potential for some flexibility in work arrangements. The Education Abroad Coordinator reports to the International Risk Manager.

Required Job Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree plus two years of student-centered advising experience
2. Demonstrated experience and engagement in international education
3. Strong program management experience in an office setting
4. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
5. The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date of January 3, 2022. International Programs cannot sponsor a visa for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

1. Strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion and equal access
2. Experience living, studying, and/or working outside of the U.S.
3. Master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, International Education, Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, International Business, International Studies, or related field
4. Experience using TerraDotta or other database systems

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duty Category: Program Management

  • Manage CSU Education Abroad programs in one or more assigned geographic regions of the world.
  • Develop and maintain participant materials for application, acceptance, registration, orientation, and evaluation specific to CSU programs in assigned areas. Maintain the web-based information associated with these programs.
  • Advise outbound students on visa regulations for program destinations through email, meetings and walk in advising. Communicate with appropriate consular officials, faculty, and students on changes to visa regulations.
  • Coordinate regional and program-specific orientation sessions for students.
  • Collaborate and communicate with inbound exchange Coordinator and overseas counterparts at partner institutions regarding student applicants, and manage student exchange balances according to exchange agreements.
  • Support and inform program leaders and associated departments on processes, timelines, and promotion.
  • Collaborate with leadership in Education Abroad to coordinate campus visits from partner institutions abroad.
  • Collaborate with leadership of Education Abroad on program evaluation. Write program reports as requested.
  • As assigned, conduct international site visits with current and potential partner institutions.
Percentage Of Time: 30%

Job Duty Category: Education Abroad Advising

  • Serve as the campus advisor and administrative support for educational opportunities abroad in assigned geographic regions of the world.
  • Communicate with students individually during walk-in hours, appointments, and through email to assess appropriate program placement with regard to academic, personal, professional, and financial goals for education abroad.
  • Advise students, faculty, staff and parents on Colorado State University administrative policies and procedures as related to education abroad.
  • At a variety of campus events and activities, present on Education Abroad to prospective CSU and education abroad participants, parents and members of the CSU community.
  • Communicate with students abroad. Consult with appropriate people in effective and timely manner for problem resolution, crisis avoidance, and crisis response.
  • Assist students upon return from education abroad with questions related to program evaluation, credit transfer, future opportunities, etc.
  • Participate in two to three diversity and inclusive advising trainings annually.
Percentage Of Time: 45%

Job Duty Category: Special Projects

  • Support several Education Abroad special team projects, programming, and events, as assigned. These projects may include training peer advisors, coordinating events, facilitating marketing and communication, supporting scholarship administration, organizing returnee and alumni programming, updating recommended program lists with departments, liaising with program providers, student service offices and academic departments, or other projects as assigned.
  • Stay involved with international education, international risk management, and access and inclusion best practices through meetings, workshops and conference attendance at local, regional and national professional organizations.
  • Support guidelines for risk management and emergency response procedures with CSU education abroad leadership.
Percentage Of Time: 25%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a cover letter and resume which address both the required and preferred qualifications. Be sure to include dates (month and year) for relevant experience, including international experience. Please also submit the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date of January 3, 2022. International Programs cannot sponsor a visa for this position.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact
Michelle Riesel;

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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