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Study Abroad Advisor (4545U) - 3306 - 3306
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Dec. 2, 2019
Title Study Abroad Advisor (4545U) - 3306 - 3306
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services

Study Abroad Advisor (4545U) - 3306 - 3306

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 15, 2019

Departmental Overview

Summer Sessions, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning (SSALL) is a vibrant and dynamic organization that enables more than 15,000 visiting, UC and potential Cal students; parents, faculty, academic units, international business partners, and central campus service providers participate in providing more than 600 summer courses, study abroad experiences, global internships, and year-around program or courses, lectures, special events and interest circles for older adults.
SSALL is committed to offering quality, innovative learning experiences through open enrollment to a diverse audience of world-wide learners, while supporting the campus missions and commitments to its stakeholders.

Berkeley Study Abroad administers the UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), and provides advising on the process of study abroad for options beyond UCEAP, including Berkeley Summer Abroad and Global Internships.

  • The incumbent serves on a team of six Regional Advisers, and reports to the Assistant Director of Advising.
  • Under general supervision, has responsibility and authority for a comprehensive program of student recruitment, advising, selection, and orientation.
  • Provides appropriate academic and administrative advising during front counter shifts to current and prospective study abroad students for all 406 UCEAP programs spanning 45 countries.
  • Independently interprets, applies, and enforces campus and Systemwide Office of UCEAP policies.
  • Collaborates with Campus academic advisers in the various Colleges and academic departments to consult about study abroad options, processes, participation rates, and to facilitate the integration of study abroad coursework with UCB major and degree requirements.
  • Reads and evaluates student applications, selects students for admission, sets conditions and ensures compliance.
  • Serves as first contact for selection outcome appeals and student problems.
  • Responsible for retention of students in the program.
  • Represents BSA at outreach and orientation events.
  • Acts as liaison with other campus offices: Registrar, Financial Aid, University Health Service, Colleges and Schools, and academic departments.
  • Assists in program administration and makes recommendations for improvements to Director.
  • Advisers are also assigned project management duties and are responsible for overseeing specific areas of work beyond program advising. These areas may include: Staff Training, Information Management, Reciprocity, Orientation, Peer Advising, Student Health and Disability Issues, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Academic Integration.
  • Will be required to work some evenings and weekends to participate in advising and outreach activities on and off campus, and to attend professional meetings.

Required Qualifications
Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills sufficient to clearly explain academic and administrative policies, procedures, and practices to diverse groups (students, faculty, and staff), community members, campus units, system wide office and professional organizations.
Demonstrated student service commitment and ability to advise effectively on academic, procedural, and student life issues.
Experience in international education administration, preferably in a study abroad office.
Demonstrated knowledge of international higher education systems and cross-cultural issues.
Experience in an undergraduate academic environment with knowledge of UC policies/procedures, or ability to learn.
Demonstrated ability working as a productive member of a team and ability to show initiative and work independently, accurately, and with attention to detail.
Experience working in an environment responsible for maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
Strong analytical skills, ability to learn quickly, and apply knowledge to new problems.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate projects, anticipate deadlines and adjust priorities when dealing with competing and complex tasks;
Ability to work under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
Experience in complex records management, statistical, database, and word processing software


B.A. or B.S. Degree and a minimum of two years' experience in international higher education advising and administration and/or equivalent experiece/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience advising for students at the University of California; participation in the UC Education Abroad Program; experience with virtual advising; experience developing and delivering webinars; knowledge of a second language; knowledge of FERPA regulations; experience in public speaking, event planning, and program publicity.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $60,000.00 - $72,800.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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