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Apply to Be a Study Abroad Student Outreach Coordinator 

Note:Applications for Yale Study Abroad's Student Outreach Coordinator positions are now open for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application deadline is noon on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Study Abroad Student Outreach Coordinators

Yale Study Abroad is looking for two students to serve as Study Abroad Student Outreach Coordinators. These are paid positions and students are expected to work, on average, 4-6 hours per week for the full 2020-2021 academic year. Hours per week vary depending upon the number of events taking place. In general, the beginning of the semesters (August - October, January - March) require more hours (6 - 10 hours per week), with the second half of each semester requiring fewer hours (around 3 – 4 hours per week). These students will work as part of a team of three which will include our Social Media Outreach Coordinator.

Study Abroad Student Outreach Coordinators will be required to attend two half-day training sessions prior to the start of the Fall 2020 semester. These dates have tentatively been set for August 31 and September 1, 2020.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and deliver presentations to student groups which provide an overview of summer and term-time study abroad opportunities, including:
    • Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad
    • Yale in London
    • Credit for Non-Yale study abroad programs
  • Plan and coordinate events to promote study abroad opportunities for Yale undergraduate students, including:
    • Two Welcome Back sessions for students returning from term-time study abroad programs
    • A series of Study Abroad Information Tables in the residential colleges and/or common areas on campus such as Bass Library
    • Study Abroad Study Breaks organized in conjunction with First-Year Counselors to promote study abroad opportunities to first-year students
    • At least 2 additional events (per semester)
  • Connect with student organizations to help spread information about study abroad opportunities and office resources
  • Recruit student stories and photos for web sites and promotional materials
  • Connect prospective students with appropriate peers who have already participated in study abroad programs and manage the Study Abroad Student Ambassador program by recruiting students and updating the website
  • Create marketing materials such as posters and informational flyers
  • Attend and assist with Yale Study Abroad events such as pre-departure orientations, the CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair, Bulldog Days Academic Fair, info sessions, panels and other events as needed
  • Conduct an assessment of the outreach events and make recommendations for future activities
  • Assist with general office work such as updating program information in the CIPE Study Abroad database and other duties as needed
Qualifications:
  • Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors and have prior term-time study abroad experience
  • Experience with event planning
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to engage students and staff with enthusiasm, maturity, discretion and confidence
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Preferred: Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive

How to Apply

Send cover letter and résumé to studyabroad@yale.edu. In your cover letter, please be sure to include at least two ideas for outreach events.  These events can target prospective study abroad students or aim to connect study abroad alums.

Date:The application deadline is noon on Friday, May 15, 2020.