Study Abroad Officer / part-time
JOB TITLE: Study Abroad Officer / part-time
EMPLOYER: Vision Academy DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-05-21 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-06-20

Vision Academy is Azerbaijan based private entity in education market working with number of universities and colleges around the globe. It strives to continuously improve operational standards through transparency, which has been a pillar of success to ensure 100% client satisfaction.

Vision Academy seeks to hire a part-time Study Abroad Officer who will work closely with the Study Abroad Office Director and a team to support Vision Academy’s study abroad strategy implementation.

Study Abroad Officer will manage and promote Study Abroad Office related developments, daily activities and initiatives, as well as responsible for advising students on all study abroad options available at the Vision Academy. Responsible for advising on a certain portfolio for different regions, conducting researches and necessary coordination over data collection.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Manage a portfolio of foreign education programs ( for a geographical area such as EU, America and Asia).
• Consider the feasibility of idea, including student interest, in-country contacts, departmental support, potential overlap with existing programs (Study Abroad Turkey, Study Abroad Europe, Study Abroad Asia, Study Abroad America, etc).
• Draft statistical reports on study abroad activity together with other staff members.
• Design and manage effective marketing and publicity for Study Abroad Office developments.
• Plan Study Abroad Pre-departure orientations.
• Review applications and interview applicants to get to know them, to answer their questions, and help to take the right decision that both fits students expectations and capacity
• Conduct in-country marketing to get accurate price quotes for the services.
• Ensure that the filing system is properly prepared
• Ensure Study Abroad from and to Azerbaijan project developments are in place
• Responsible for the implementation of operational aspects of the Study Abroad Office
• Participate in meetings, proceedings, and orientations with the clients
• Work with students to help them choose where to study abroad and which programs will best suit their academic goals.
• Provide advice to the Study Abroad Office Director on matters impacting on the Study Abroad activities
• Draft monthly progress reports on performance, gaps and initiatives
• Provide support for recruitment of prospective international students for Azerbaijan Universities and require the incumbent to respond to student and partner inquiries.
• Inform clients on Vision Academy courses and trainings applicable to their study abroad plans
• Ensure that the website maintenance is in place
• Complete other duties as assigned.
• Represent Vision Academy at relevant events, meetings and conferences
• Officer must stay informed about world events that may affect the safety and well-being of the students.

Required qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree or higher with the minimum of 1 year work experience in this field is preferred
• Ability to work well with academic and student services, international entities, official agencies
• Experience working in international environment, as well as that in a study abroad office and advising experience is preferred
• Experience with website publication and maintenance
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English is a must. Proficiency in Turkish, Russian or any other foreign language is preferred.
• Awareness of current foreign rules regarding education abroad and travel.
• Ability to perform analysis, conduct researches and develop models

Other Skills:

• Interact with individuals from a variety of cultural and professional background.
• To be well-organized, patient and able to deal with change easily, under pressure.
• Work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion;
• Know how to use the study abroad online application systems.
• High responsibility, positive attitude, good problem solving skills and hard working
• Excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical and speaking skills;
• Knowledge of key companies active in the field;
• Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues, and the general public.

Subject line: Application for Study Abroad Officer/part-time.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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