IES Abroad
  • Recruiting and Advising
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Status: Full-time, exempt
Schedule: M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.mincludinoccasionaevening and weekend woranoccasional travel based on seasonabusiness needs/positiorequirements
Reports to: Assistant Director for Advising
Direct reports: None
Start date: ASAP
Location: Chicago, IL, USA

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:

ThIES AbroaProgram Advisoiresponsiblfoproviding toqualitpre-departuradvisingpreparationand service foalIES Abroastudents, their families, and home school personnel. The Advisor serves as an expert on a set of IES Abroad programs for both external and internal audiences.

Experience & Qualifications/Skills:

  • Two or more yearsexperiencithfielostudabroaor student advising (preferred)
  • Enthusiasm for education and development of college-aged students
  • Empathetic communicator with exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability tmanaganmaintain high calvolume
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment when handling a variety of issues
  • Excellent written anverbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and take responsibility for actions, results
  • Strong self-direction and initiative skills
  • Act in a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment
  • Adheres to office/departmental policies and procedures with infrequent unplanned absences
  • Maintains a positive can-do attitude even during stressful situations
  • Creative and proactive approach to work
  • Ability toorganize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to contribute to a high-performing team
  • Strong attentiotdetail with the capacittmaintain accurate records
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Office skills, and ability to learn database and content management system platforms
  • Sociamediliteracy
  • Familiarity with principles of international education, study abroad, and intercultural competency

Education Licenses and/or Certifications etc.:

  • Bachelor'degree incorporating study abroad preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Program Advisors periodicalltravel tcampus events withithe U.SCandidates mushave a valid driver'license and be willing and ablto drive a car 
  • Must blegally eligible to worin thUnited States

Background Check: A background check may be conducted, based on responsibilities, as a condition of employment.

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 http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/about/employment for more information about working at IES Abroad.

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