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Study Away Advisor and Program Liaison

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Pacific Lutheran University

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
December 18, 2019
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
$17.50-$19.55 per hour, DOE with excellent benefits.

About Pacific Lutheran University

Located on a 156-acre woodland campus, six miles south of Tacoma, in suburban Parkland, Washington, PLU is a private university dedicated to doing things differently since 1890. More than 800 employees at PLU hold positions as faculty members, administrators, academic and administrative staff, including trades and support services. With a tradition of rigorous liberal arts and professional programs, we are committed to developing ethical and educated individuals who are prepared for a lifetime of success—both in their careers and in service to others. The faculty, staff, and administrators of PLU are similarly devoted to service. Working on a university campus requires a commitment to caring for our students, colleagues, campus, and community. Whether staff are preparing meals in the dining hall, processing payments in the Business Office, maintaining our trees and grounds, or teaching a class, all positions are critical to the success of PLU, our students, and staff.

Contact name
Human Resources

Job description

Work Schedule:
FT; Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

General Description:     
The Wang Center Study Away Advisor and Program Liaison advises students on their options for semester study away and supports the ongoing implementation of PLU Gateway and Featured Programs including orientations and recruitment activities. This position also coordinates the supervision of the Global Ambassador peer-advisors and leads, in collaboration with Marketing and Communications, the Wang Center’s marketing and outreach strategy. Reports to Executive Director.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:            

  • Advise students regarding options for semester and year-long study away opportunities.

  • Serve as the primary liaison to international education organizations and the recruiting and marketing to majors in disciplines not served by programs owned and operated by PLU.

  • Supervise Global Ambassador peer-advisors.

  • Lead, in collaboration with PLU Marketing and Communications, the Wang Center’s marketing and outreach efforts.

  • Assist in ongoing assessment of Wang Center offerings.

  • Coordinate Study Away Fair.

  • Support study away returner programs.

  • Support and coordinate study away assessment activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:              

  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Wang Center’s and PLU’s global education mission.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, listening, and interpretive skills.

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.

  • Skill in marketing and outreach.

  • Ability and willingness to travel.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in fast-paced team environment.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Required Qualifications:             

  1. Bachelor’s degree.

  2. One year of related experience.

  3. Finalist applicant must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

Preferred Qualifications:            

  • Experience living, studying, working and traveling overseas.

  • Foreign language proficiency.              

Other Information:        
PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.