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Study Away Coordinator - Cal Poly International Center

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals

Job Summary

The Study Away Coordinator serves as a coordinator within the Study Abroad unit of the International Center. The primary focus of the position is to take the lead in specific study abroad/away program areas and non-credit international travel registration processes, provide specialized study abroad/away advising, and provide support to the Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs in the following areas: development of new programs, marketing and outreach, faculty recruitment, risk management, orientations and re-entry, program assessment, and event planning. This position works actively and independently with Cal Poly faculty, staff, students, and campus offices such as Risk Management, the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity, Academic Personnel, Cal Poly Scholars, Financial Aid and Human Resources. The coordinator independently reviews and makes recommendations for acceptance of group travel requests. The coordinator helps prepare and deliver pre-departure orientations for all assigned portfolio programs, participates in program assessment, and takes the lead on planning assigned events. The coordinator also develops budgets and fee approvals for faculty and staff travel. This coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of international safety education, training, protocols and communications, and act as a contact for international program emergency response for the Cal Poly campus. The coordinator will act as a University-wide resource related to safety abroad, and will provide expertise and support to ensure programs, activities and actions are conducted according to University policy and protocols as they relate to safety abroad. The coordinator will have direct client and program contact with assigned study abroad service providers. The coordinator will be up to date on issues and trends in the field and implement creative solutions for proactive and responsive programming on behalf of the University. The coordinator trains and leads graduate interns, student ambassadors and peer advisors as assigned. 

Department Summary

The primary mission of the Cal Poly International Center is to provide leadership and coordination for international activities and programs and to serve as a catalyst for internationalization efforts at Cal Poly. The IC maintains administrative authority and university-wide oversight of international engagement and initiatives supported by the campus. We are committed to providing equity and access to services and programs for the populations we serve, including for students studying abroad and international students and scholars at Cal Poly. We provide support to campus efforts in internationalizing the curriculum and in creating global partnerships. 

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.

  • Ability to obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews.

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.

  • Advise students individually and in groups on complex student related matters.

  • Ability to gather and analyze data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and three years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; OR a Master's degree and two years of experience.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $60,312 – $70,704 Per Year

Classification Range: $58,548 - $83,400 Per Year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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