The International Fellowships & Internships Advisor, supervised by the Global Education Office (GEO) Director, serves as the principal point of contact for SDSU students applying to prestigious international fellowships or conducting an internship abroad. Working in close collaboration with the office lead, the Assistant Director of GEO, the Advisor will serve SDSU students engaging in these opportunities from recruitment and application through reentry. As part of the GEO advising team, this position is involved in GEO marketing, and supports program review, risk management and incident response as needed.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The Office of the Associate Vice President for International Affairs is responsible for the coordination and development of international programs and services at San Diego State University including, but not limited to, faculty engagement, international research, international curriculum, international student services, study abroad, assessment, transborder programs, the SDSU Passport Office, and international alumni relations and development. The Associate Vice President for International Affairs reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President and serves as one of the executive officers in the Division. The Associate Vice President is responsible for the direction and coordination of department programs/personnel as designated by the Provost.
International Affairs provides services that meet the diverse needs of the SDSU global community and offers programs which foster global perspectives and diplomacy, intercultural awareness and international goodwill. This unit serves as SDSU's central source of information and support services for faculty engagement, incoming students, outgoing students on study abroad programs, and passport services. International Affairs works with all areas of the university to identify and meet the unique needs of its constituencies and to provide opportunities for all members of the campus community to develop effective skills and perspectives for global citizenship and leadership.
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Education and Experience
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required. A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
- Previous experience studying, living, interning, volunteering or working abroad (preferably for a minimum of one semester).
- Master’s degree in International Education or a related field is preferred.
- Working knowledge of issues related to international educational exchange and study abroad, including study abroad advising experience, pre-departure orientation, risk management resources; cultural factors impacting adjustment abroad or upon return home.
- Demonstrated skills in: public speaking; intercultural communications and cross-cultural relations; interpersonal communication skills, particularly related to advising students and interacting with faculty, administrative staff, and parents; planning, organizing, and designing and implementing study abroad marketing plans to meet specified goals.
- Strong skills in oral and written communications, critical thinking, problem solving, program planning, program evaluation and computer usage; Excellent organizational skills (Based on Application Materials).
- Demonstrated ability to relate easily, effectively and equitably with students from diverse cultural backgrounds; collaborate with other staff in program design and production; and take direction as well as apply self-initiative.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,025 per month.
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,025 - $7,159 per month.
Diversity and Community at SDSU
At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.
Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.
Principles of Community
At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.
SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on February 6, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by February 5, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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