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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Chicago, All
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
1-2 Years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Internship Program Advisor & Special Projects Coordinator

Status: Full-time, exempt
Schedule: M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.m, including occasional evening and weekend work and travel based on seasonal business needs/position requirements
Reports to: Visa Specialist & Program Advisor, Internship Programming
Direct reports: None
Start date: October 1, 2018 or sooner
Location: Chicago, IL

About us:

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 8,000 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 140+ study abroad programs in 85 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $4 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of position:

The Internship Program Advisor & Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for providing top quality pre-departure advising, preparation, and service for IES Abroad Internship students, their families and home school personnel. In addition to advising, this role includes working closely with the Internships team and Visa Specialist/Advisor to conduct research and assist on team projects throughout the year.

In the role as Advisor, this person serves as the expert on several IES Internships programs for both external and internal audiences. The Advisor also assists with occasional coverage for recruiting work and provides high quality service to U.S. colleges and universities in the IES Abroad Consortium.

As a Special Projects Coordinator, this person will be responsible for working directly with the Visa Specialist & Program Advisor to provide assistance with research, brainstorming and execution of many team projects. The Special Projects Coordinator will also be responsible for preparing data for written, visual, and oral presentations.

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • Two + years' experience in university/college recruitment preferred
  • Experience working in the field of study abroad/international education, internships or a comparable area preferred
  • Knowledge of basic higher education admissions and registration principles, practices and processes
  • Strong interpersonal communication and advising abilities with exceptional customer service focus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills
  • A very creative, enthusiastic and proactive attitude is a must
  • Strong social media literacy, Microsoft Office, and basic data analysis
  • Experience working with databases, especially within higher education, preferred
  • Experience with mentoring or interacting with student groups is preferred
  • Ability to manage and maintain high call and email volume, and to respond in a timely manner
  • Skilled in handling stressful situations, i.e., advising anxious students and parents
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Takes accountability and responsibility
  • Strong leadership aptitude and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail with the capacity to maintain accurate records
  • Ability to prepare and present effective presentations
  • Familiarity with intercultural competency and international education /study abroad a plus
  • Proficiency in a foreign language a plus

Education Licenses and/or Certifications etc.:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States
  • S. Driver's license for occasional travel coverage essential

Application Deadline:

Open until position is filled.

No phone calls or emailed status inquiries accepted.

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit an application including cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

Please visit for more information about working at IES Abroad.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

IES Abroad is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We strive to treat people with respect; fully utilizing employee's abilities and promoting workforce diversity.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or genetic information or veteran status and/or any other status protected by applicable laws.