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Academic Program Advisor for International Programs (163646)

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted:

May 19 2022 2:53PM

Close Date:

Jun 3 2022

Position Description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of LAS International Programs, in the Student Academic Affairs Office, the Academic Program Advisor is responsible for:
student advising and program planning and management of the global initiatives of the College of LAS with a specific focus on a portfolio of Asian, African, MENA or Latin American programs and partners, and working closely with academic units to support the College’s goal of increasing opportunities for students to engage in transformative global learning experiences. Successful candidates will have the following: demonstrated ability and commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and to work independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly those that enable the candidate to effectively represent LAS International Programs and communicate clearly with a wide range of constituencies including international partners, faculty, administrators, students, parents, and alumni. Commitment to diversity and inclusion. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Zoom, web and social media, Terra Dotta Systems (TDS). Professional fluency in English and at least one other language, preference for Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Kiswahili, or Spanish.


Student Advising:
Provide academic and administrative advising to current and prospective study abroad and exchange students; Respond to evolving student questions and concerns related to study abroad and global engagement. Hold advising hours and consult with individual students or groups. Respond to inquiries by email, phone and through virtual and in-person advising sessions. Contribute to overall program marketing, recruitment and outreach initiatives through events and presentations. Develop and maintain informational materials, website, resources, handbooks, and other content. Compile and analyze statistics, including advising sheets for selected programs and majors. Organize and lead pre-departure and orientation sessions for study abroad and exchange students, informational sessions, and health and safety presentations. Promote programs and recruit students by representing The College of LAS at fairs and outreach events to promote study abroad and international program opportunities both in the U.S. and in Europe. Facilitate one or more sections of LAS 291/292 as needed Contribute to the experiential learning and career development components of the LAS student success plan through peer advisor training, academic advisor resource development and ongoing support.

Development and Coordination of Educational Experiences:
Work closely with faculty, staff and international partners on the planning and execution of a regional portfolio of education abroad programs, faculty-led courses, and virtual exchanges. Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of LAS International Programs, academic units, and faculty course directors on program assessment and analysis in order to make recommendations for improvements, new programs, student retention, and achievement of learning outcomes. Work with Illinois International’s Office of International Safety & Security to ensure LAS programs are in line with campus policies related to health, safety, and risk management. Ensure partners and faculty/staff chaperones are aware of best practices. Will be required to work nights and weekends if/when traveling with students on international programs
Conduct regular site visits to LAS programs to meet with partners, assess program locations, accommodations and student support, and advise Illinois students on-site. Work closely with study abroad partners and Advancement to develop and expand LAS study abroad alumni networks internationally
Serve on campus level committees related to study abroad
Other duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit

Application Process

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at, directly apply to our position, and upload your cover letter and resume by June 3, 2022. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

Institution Information

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137. For further information on this specific position, please contact


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the liberal arts and sciences. Two years of experience in international education and/or study abroad or academic advising. Program management experience. Experience with international study or living.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in international education or liberal arts and sciences. Experience organizing multiple, simultaneous international education experiences. Experience organizing in-person and virtual events with international audiences. Experience developing web, video and other promotional materials.