IES Abroad
  • Recruiting and Advising
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Status: Full-time, exempt
Schedule: M-F, 8.30a.m. 4. 30 p.m, including occasional evening and weekend work and approximately 50% travel based on seasonal business needs and position requirements.
Reports to: Associate Director of College Relations
Direct reports: None
Start date: ASAP
Location:New York,  Massachusetts

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 9,500 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 400+ 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 $5 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 Regional College Relations Manager is responsible for three primary functions: to recruit students to apply and attend IES Abroad programs; to provide top quality pre-departure advising, preparation, and service for all IES Abroad students; and to provide high quality service and to manage relationships with U.S. colleges and universities in the IES Abroad consortium.

Essential job responsibilities & duties:

  • Manage on-going relationships with IES Abroad regional consortium study abroad advisors. 
  • Recruit student applicants and enrollees.
  • Establish and/or develop relationships with advisors, administrators, and faculty of non-IES Abroad member colleges and universities.
  • Serve as prospective students' advisor and main IES Abroad's contact.
  • Serve as the departmental expert on specific IES Abroad international programs.
  • Serve as an analyst for enrollment in the region.
  • Serve as creative strategist to develop new approaches for reaching targeted recruitment and college relations goals.
  • Assist as needed in delivering materials to consulates for student visa processing.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned or required.

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of study abroad or related experience in higher education preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with or advising students.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare and present effective presentations.
  • Talent for organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to handle/manage high call and email volume.
  • High level of enthusiasm , energy, flexibility and diplomacy.
  • Strong leadership aptitude.
  • Skilled in handling stressful situations, i.e., advising anxious students and parents.
  • Passion for embracing business process improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to work in home-based office.
  • Proven track record in recruitment, customer service, higher education admissions, or study abroad advising.
  • Personal study abroad experience preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and database literacy.
  • Proactive and responsible, with the ability to learn rapidly while working remotely.

Education Licenses and/or Certifications etc:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • Must have valid US Driver's license and ability and willingness to drive as required

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit an application including cover letter, resume, at least 2 writing samples and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

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Equal Opportunity Employment:

Treating all people with respect is at the core of who we are.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

When you join IES Abroad, you're part of a diverse community of global leaders who know that our differences in skills and backgrounds are just as important as our shared passions and mission. Surrounded by a mix of talented professionals, you find yourself wanting to come to work, and, more importantly, wanting to stay and advance our mission together.


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties above are not to be considered a complete list of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements.

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