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Civil Service Position C15-15
August 1, 2014

Position Title
International Program Specialist (Study Abroad Specialist) 

Hiring Unit
Center for International Programs

Job Description/Responsibilities
The International Program Specialist (Study Abroad Specialist) will implement, develop, and organize services & programs related to university approved undergraduate study abroad opportunities in conjunction with Director of International Programs,  and serves as decision maker on study abroad applications. This position will advise students on study abroad options and facilitate the application process, especially as it relates to visa issues and matters of logistics; collect & analyze program and student participant data; devise and direct promotion of campus-wide study abroad opportunities; serve as study abroad point of contact for scores of students, parents, faculty & staff; devise & administer pre-departure study abroad orientation programs; be available to assess & respond to study abroad program related emergency situations 24/7.  This position acts as campus manager for Terra Dotta Studio Abroad software. The International Program Specialist (Study Abroad Specialist) will contribute to overall goal of providing international opportunities & services that enhance degree programs, aid in retention & contribute to strong educational environment. The International Program Specialist (Study Abroad Specialist) may be assigned other related tasks in support of the department’s mission and goals.

Minimum Qualifications

1.   (a) Bachelor’s degree in humanities, social science or fields related to International
           Education e.g. Foreign Language, Political Science, International Relations.
           Three years progressively more responsible work experience in international
           program administration, which may have included recruitment advising, or


      (b) Two years of coursework toward a Bachelor’s degree in humanities, social science,
           or field related to International Education e.g. Foreign Language, Political Science,
           International Relations.
           Seven years of progressively more responsible work experience in international
           program administration including student recruitment, advising, or orientation.

2.   One summer session (or four months) or longer studying or living abroad.

Additional Knowledge and Skills Preferred by Hiring Unit

  1. Master’s degree in discipline related to international programs (e.g. international relations, international business, teaching English as a second language).
  2. At least (1) year of international advising experience in a university, preferably in study abroad or international programs.
  3. Proficiency in at least 1 foreign language, significant international experience over several years, one year living experience abroad beyond the undergraduate degree, strong quantitative skills with basic knowledge of financial aid in the context of American University operations.
  4. Familiarity with Banner and Cascade, and experience with Terra Dotta Studio Abroad software.

Illinois residency required.

FLSA Status

$4,438 per month

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  Examination appointments are required. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), detailed resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office of Human Resources
Campus Box 1040
Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. Qualifying applicants will be contacted to be scheduled for testing.  The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
August 15, 2014


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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