Graduate Student Assistant, Study Abroad

The New School
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$21/hr
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Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:

Open until filled

Position Title: Graduate Student Assistant, Study Abroad Requisition Number: 0406073210 Location New York City Position Type: Student Department: CA/Enrollment Management Responsibilities:

Graduate Assistant – Study Abroad

The Graduate Assistant for Study Abroad is a member of the Education Abroad and Global Engagement office (Study Abroad) within Global Engagement and International Support Services (GEISS) at The New School and reports to the Director for Education Abroad & Global Engagement. The Graduate Assistant supports all aspects of The New School's study abroad programs, which involves working closely with various offices and staff across The New School. The incumbent will have the opportunity to gain insight and professional experience into the field of international education and contribute to the success of New School students to achieve rewarding study abroad experiences that align with their academic, personal, and professional goals. This is a hybrid, part-time Student Assistant Specialist position. Evening and weekend hours may be required several times throughout the year.

Note: This position is available to matriculated students who are active in the university's MyDay system as a student worker with valid US work authorization, or matriculated students who will be physically located in the United States by June 1, 2023 and who meet US eligibility requirements to work (including already possessing a Social Security number)

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.


  • Maintain an active weekly schedule to advise students regarding study abroad programs including program details, eligibility, costs/budgeting, travel/logistics, and other topics; provide individualized support for students during all stages from recruitment to application and pre- departure to re-entry.
  • Liaise with Dean's offices, Academic Advising, student support services offices, and other New School divisions to support student success during study abroad experiences.
  • In collaboration with the Director, assist students going to study abroad with their visa and health & safety issues.
  • Oversee student applications and program content in the GoAbroad portal using Terra Dotta study abroad software; update and ensure accuracy and completion of applications; create, vet, and update the content of program listings for programs; and monitor and update relevant system data such as itinerary details, student information, material submissions, etc.
  • Track student mobility data, including numbers of inbound/outbound students each semester and maintain data and reports to note trends and student interest in study abroad.
  • Participate in and assist with organization and development of study abroad program events and study abroad fairs; develop and update promotional materials as needed.
  • Keep abreast of Lang Fellowships, university opportunity awards, and other international education grants and awards (Boren, Fulbright, Gilman, etc) to support students in their study abroad and global education goals; direct students to appropriate staff and offices for follow-up.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Hourly Rate: $21/hr (20 hours per week) 47 weeks per year

    Work Mode : Hybrid

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Required Qualifications

  • Must be a full-time Master's or Ph.D. seeking student.
  • Prior participation in study abroad or other international education experience.
  • High level of cultural competence and the ability to communicate well with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Excellent task-management, organizational, and interpersonal service skills.
  • High attention to detail and data accuracy.
  • Flexibility to learn and utilize various systems and software such as Terra Dotta software.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Ability to adhere to TNS Covid Policy
  • Preferred Qualifications: Job Family: Enrollment Posting Date: 05/12/2023 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes

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    Optional & Required Applicant Documents:

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Federal Work Study award letter
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