Coordinator of Study Abroad (504358)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Public Health

Job Description


Coordinator of Study Abroad

Student Services Professional IV

Posting Details

Priority Application Date: September 16, 2021

(Posting will remain open until filled)

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the AVP for International Programs and Global Engagement, the Coordinator of Study Abroad is responsible for the administration and operation of Sacramento State's bilateral international exchange programs, non-credit faculty led study abroad programs and study abroad programs offered through CSU International Programs. Operation of these programs has campus-wide implications, and the Coordinator has full accountability for these programs. Responsibilities include new program development in the areas mentioned above; program evaluation and implementation; problem solving linked to the programs mentioned above; and serving as liaison with international professional organizations, American and overseas university administrators and agencies, local community college administrators and faculty, community groups, the CSU International Programs Office at the Chancellor's Office, Sacramento State faculty, staff, and international committees, and the Sacramento State community at all levels. This position's responsibilities also include assessment, formulation, and evaluation of policies and changes in policies and procedures from a strategic and operational perspective related to the programs mentioned above. Such policy and procedural changes may affect the work of other offices and departments on campus, and the Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts with the affected offices and departments.

It is anticipated that all employees will work on-site.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,351 - $7,633 per month

Hiring Range: $5,351 - $5,921 per month

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; hours may vary based on department needs.

Department Information

Sacramento State is a vibrant, diverse public university committed to building connections with students, scholars, and partners around the world. The International Programs and Global Engagement office strengthens these connections through its numerous programs and activities, including International Admissions, International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad and International Exchange programs, the Passport Place @ Sac State and a wide range of Global Initiatives. We welcome hundreds of students, scholars, and professionals to our campus each year for a range of degree and non-degree programs, as well as offer a wealth of learning and research opportunities for Sacramento State students and faculty abroad. IPGE stands committed to working together to connect the Capital's University to the world. Visit to learn more about our programs and services.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:
The following knowledge and abilities as well as those listed at lower levels in the Student Services Professional series are required for appointment to this classification.

Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge. General knowledge of the policies, practices and activities of Student Services programs outside the program to which immediately assigned; general knowledge of the principles, problems and methods of public administration, including organizational, personnel and fiscal management; general knowledge of advanced statistical and research methods.
Ability to carry out very complex assignments without detailed instructions; advise students individually or in groups on varied and complex matters; determine the appropriate course of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals and groups in personal interactions of a sensitive nature; reason logically and analyze and solve organizational and operating problems of one or several program areas; plan, coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement administrative or group decisions or recommendations; analyze and define complex organizational, policy or procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; understand the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organization served; and establish and maintain effective, cooperative and harmonious working relationships in circumstances which involve the denial of requests or the necessity to persuade others to accept a different point of view.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the experience requirements below.

Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent to four years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.

A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field plus upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.

Required Qualifications

  1. Experience advising and/or administering campus-based, consortium-based and independent study abroad programs
  2. Experience as a Gilman, Freeman-Asia, Marshall, Boren or Fulbright Program Advisor
  3. Experience in program development including the development of processes and procedures

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of best practices in study abroad (e.g. recruitment, program development, insurance, safety and emergency protocols)
  2. Knowledge of U.S. and non-U.S. educational systems and curriculum
  3. Proficiency using standard office software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook), as well as the ability to utilize student information systems, databases and other appropriate software
  4. Strong organizational skills
  5. Strong leadership, interpersonal and/ or intercultural skills
  6. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  7. Strong analytical, assessment and evaluation skills
  8. Ability to articulate courses and translate units and grading systems between educational systems
  9. Ability to give informational presentations

Conditions of Employment:

- Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

13. Experience living/studying abroad

14. Proficiency in one or more foreign languages

15. Knowledge of the California State University (CSU) system

16. Knowledge of CSU International Programs

Required Licenses/Certifications


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume/Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: " As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement. " As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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