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Placement Advisor, Arts & Humanities

Institute of International Education
Washington, DC 20005
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Institute of International Education

IIE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities.

Organizational Department:

Schedule: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Career Level:

Location: Chicago IL - Chicago, IL 60602 US
Houston TX - Houston, TX 77027 US
New York NY - New York, NY 10007 US (Primary)
San Francisco CA - San Francisco, CA 94108 US
Washington DC - Washington, DC 20005 US

Job Description:

The Placement Advisor conducts research and advises individuals on academic and training programs in the arts and humanities at the undergraduate and graduate levels that best match sponsored international student study goals and sponsoring program priorities. The Placement Advisor prepares individuals to present competitive applications and work samples, applies for and secures admission and financial aid on grantees' behalf and place in appropriate study programs.


Essential Functions:

  • Conducts technical review of all submitted applications to ensure they meet program requirements. Researches programs for students' targeted fields of study identifying suitable options matching student study goals and sponsor priorities. Advises students on strongest options, creates academic submission plans, manages application documents and submissions ensuring that student documents meet school and university requirements.
  • Maintains and builds relations with departments and programs in assigned arts and humanities field.
  • Reviews all participant portfolios/work samples to determine skills and offers constructive feedback.
  • Serves as student and sponsor advocate; handles all correspondence between schools and students responding to general and specific questions, inquiries and correspondence as well as troubleshoot issues; Seeks admission and funding; announces admission decisions and suggests final placements that will further interests of students and sponsor goals.
  • Maintains field, admission and financial data and monitor accuracy. Generates admission reports for various audiences, including schools and sponsors. Identifies non-university sources of cost-sharing to supplement university cost-sharing.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
  • Requires at least two years of related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of U.S. and international higher education system and admissions process strongly preferred.
  • Higher Education experience in the Arts, Humanities and other creative fields of study strongly preferred.
  • Degrees in Art & Design, Humanities, or Architecture preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, policy and procedure manuals and write complex reports and correspondence.
  • Previous experience working with an extranet, web, database software, and social media networks preferred.
  • Language proficiency in Arabic, German, French or Mandarin considered a plus.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Travel: Less than 10%

Posted: 2020-09-04 Expires: 2020-10-06

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