IES Abroad
  • Recruiting and Advising
  • Chicago, IL, 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: 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 6,500 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 140+ study abroad programs in 34 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 programs, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide $5 million in scholarshipsWe 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
  • Ability to work in home-based office
  • 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, at least 2 writing samples and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

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