IFSA Job Openings
IFSA is currently hiring for the following positions:
- Assistant Field Director (multiple positions) – Indianapolis-based
The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) was founded in 1988 as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. With student success in mind, the organization creates global learning environments designed to foster the development of critical perspectives, knowledge and skills essential for students to thrive in the future. Offering more than 100 programs in 19 countries, we draw upon theory and evidence-based practice to create a variety of program models and flexible academic options in alignment with the needs of partners and students. We take our commitment to inclusive excellence, intercultural agility, individualized learning and enduring impact seriously, and we look for energetic, positive-minded, adaptable people from diverse communities and cultures to help us transform our industry and the students we serve.
Assistant Field Director
The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) is seeking three Assistant Field Directors (AFD), based in Indianapolis, IN. This positions requires a significant amount of domestic travel.
The Assistant Field Director position is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position based in Indianapolis at the IFSA office. Assistant Field Directors assist in developing university relationships and promoting IFSA programs to study abroad professionals, faculty, academic advisors, and students. Assistant Field Directors will provide support to the University Relations team by traveling extensively within Field Director regions, visiting current partners and cultivating relationships and growing overall student enrollment in IFSA programs.
A critical extension of the IFSA brand, Assistant Field Directors assist in connecting the organization with colleges and universities across the country. As such, it is important that Assistant Field Directors consistently convey and represent the IFSA mission, vision, and commitments as well as develop and maintain a thorough understanding of undergraduate degree programs. Assistant Field Directors must be as comfortable making campus presentations to a diverse group of students or faculty; these may include information sessions, pre-departure orientations, classroom visits, or presentations to residence halls, Greek housing, or clubs and campus associations.
The ideal candidate has experience in international education, higher education, educational sales, or promotional experience. Since the position requires a good amount of travel, candidates should be self-starters with the willingness to work alone, managing schedules, travel and reporting without daily direction. Assistant Field Directors must be detailed multi-taskers, capable of thinking quickly, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a general comfort with technology. They will also be expected to assist the University Relations team in efforts to drive enrollment and program approval through research projects, competitor analysis, and business development efforts such as phone calls and scheduling assistance.
Assistant Field Directors will work closely with all IFSA staff members, including Student Services, Resident Staff, Program Management and Development, Academic Affairs, Finance, Marketing, and IT. They should also represent the IFSA commitments personally and professionally.
Education and Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- International education, higher education, and/or educational sales or promotional
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- International travel and/or study abroad experience preferred, but not required.
- Strong interpersonal skills (in person and over the phone) and high energy level.
- Excellent organizational, communication, public speaking, and advising skills.
- Ability to set priorities, take initiative, multi-task, and exercise discretion.
- Ability to assimilate and distill large volumes of information quickly.
Physical Abilities Required:
- Ability to lift 25-30 pound boxes.
- Ability to travel independently.
- Ability to drive and/or fly for long periods of time.
Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
IFSA offers a competitive benefits package including, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirement plan and generous paid time off. No relocation costs will be paid. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three references to Susan Hill, Payroll and Human Resources Specialist, at email@example.com . Please include “Assistant Field Director” in the subject line.