Friday, December 5, 2014

Job Posting - Study Abroad Foundation (SAF)

Position Announcement:  Program Coordinator-China
Application Deadline:  December 22, 2014

Position Overview:

The Program Coordinator-China will manage the enrollment of undergraduate study abroad (visiting non-degree) students from Brunei, China, Taiwan, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore who are attending SAF-affiliated host universities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australasia

The successful candidate will be responsible for processing 100-plus applications per semester and will take candidates from their initial admission review through to their host university submission, course registration, housing procurement and finally the issuance of final transcripts.  Specific responsibilities include the evaluation and analysis of prospective students’ credentials, submission of qualified candidates’ applications to SAF host universities, communication with SAF Country Offices in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea as well as affiliated host universities, creation of relevant program materials, and the provision of personal, cultural, academic and emergency advice and assistance for the duration of participants’ study abroad experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to Include:

  • Communicate with the SAF Country Offices in Asia and, in particular, China (Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai) ensuring effective exchange of information and providing guidance regarding student placement, acceptance criteria, application deadlines, etc.
  • Ensure accurate input of data into the SAF student database and subsequent extraction of relevant data for weekly reports and enrollment projections; previous database use a plus
  • Create, organize and ensure integrity of applicant’s paper and electronic files
  • Screen, evaluate and submit applications to SAF host universities
  • Follow-up with host universities to facilitate quick turn-around on student acceptances
  • Ensure timely and organized delivery of information and materials to SAF Country Offices, and SAF host universities
  • Secure participant housing, orientation participation, class registration, and arrival transportation
  • Create, revise and review pre-departure orientation materials and on-site communication sequence including emergency protocol
  • Provide prompt on-site student support services via phone and email; provide after hours student support services as needed


  • BA/BS required
  • Proficiency in spoken and written standard Chinese and English
  • Previous study abroad experience
  • Adept at prioritizing and multi-tasking
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and exercise good judgment in addressing questions and problems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Energetic and creative with excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills and an interest in working in and supporting a rapidly changing work environment
  • Willingness to travel in the U.S. and abroad

Work Environment:

  • Close-knit office environment
  • Willing to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned
  • Resolving emergency situations may require additional work hours

The Foundation:

The Study Abroad Foundation is a US non-profit education organization – a 501(c)(3) - focused on student international mobility. SAF’s HQ is in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the majority of its staff based in the Foundation’s Country Offices in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.  SAF facilitates study abroad opportunities in the US, Canada, Europe and Australasia for international students attending its member universities in Asia.  For more information about the Foundation please visit our web site at

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter in English by email to: and include “Program Coordinator-China” in the email subject line.  Resumes will be screened as they are received and qualified candidates contacted for interviews.

The Study Abroad Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Study Abroad Foundation
1100 W. 42nd Street, Suite 216
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Tel: 317-925-2943
Fax:  317-925-2961