Status: Full-time, exempt
Schedule: M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.m, including occasional evening and weekend work and travel based on seasonal business needs and position requirements.
Reports to: Associate Vice President, Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Antiracism, and Director of Diversity Recruiting & Advising
Start date: ASAP Location: Chicago, IL, USA
About us: Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 120 study abroad programs in 30 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad – especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment. We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $3 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study. We’re not ashamed to admit, we’re a little bit obsessed with study abroad.
Summary of position: The IES Abroad Diversity Department is responsible for implementing the Initiative to Diversify Education Abroad (IDEA). The IDEA has three primary functions:
1) to recruit underrepresented students to apply and attend IES Abroad standard and customized programs;
2) to provide top quality, pre-departure advising, preparation, and service unique to the needs of underrepresented students and students who have historically faced adversity, as needed;
3) to provide high quality diversity-related guidance and resources to U.S. colleges and universities in the IES Abroad consortium, and to provide leadership on diversity matters in the field of education abroad overall.