IES Abroad
  • Recruiting and Advising
  • TX, USA
  • Full Time

Status: Full-time, exempt

Schedule: M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.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: Remote position, but it will cover the territory of Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri

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 College Relations Manager performs 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 to U.S. colleges and universities in the IES Abroad consortium.

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong advising skills
  • Ability to prepare and present effective presentations
  • Talent for organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Strong customer service skills and focus
  • 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
  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of study abroad or related experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience working with or advising students
  • 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
  • Exceptional team player: proactive and responsible, with the ability to learn rapidly

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

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.

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