Program Advisor, Bing Overseas Studies Program

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Working Title:    Program Advisor

Business Title:   Student Services Officer 1

VPUE Unit:        Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP)

Job Code:          7501

Classification:    F             

Status:               Full-time, exempt, continuing

Heralded as a hub of undergraduate innovation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) creates and sustains meaningful interactions between students and faculty both within and outside the classroom. As a team member of VPUE, you have a unique opportunity to advance and support programs that touch and enhance the lives of every undergraduate student at Stanford.

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) within VPUE is seeking a Program Advisor responsible for managing and coordinating several functions including advising, outreach/publicity, enrollment management, student services, orientation, visa support, and data collection and reporting for the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP).  The Program Advisor is a critical member of BOSP’s Student and Academic Services team, a dynamic and collaborative group that  exercises a high degree of independence and judgment in solving problems, executing and completing projects, interacting with colleagues and managers throughout the University, as well as faculty, students, and parents.  The Program Advisor will be expected to maintain knowledge of BOSP’s partnerships, priorities, and activities.


Your responsibilities include:
  • Providing multifaceted advising to students interested in pursuing overseas studies opportunities. 
  • Serving as program coordinator for a portfolio of study abroad opportunities available through BOSP. 
    • Developing and implementing promotion and outreach strategies for assigned programs.
    • Coordinating and managing orientation programming for students enrolled in BOSP programs.
  • Managing the student application process for the assigned portfolio of BOSP programs.
  • Serving as primary point of contact for individual students and overseas colleagues during the pre-departure phase of the student abroad experience.  
    • Collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources, prepare basic application and enrollment reports.
    • Flexibility in completing any other assigned duties.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • A Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • The ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

In addition, preferred credentials include:

  • Meaningful experience studying, living, or working outside of the United States.
  • Prior experience working in a student-facing higher education office or organization.

About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP)

The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) is to partner with Stanford faculty, staff, and students to produce and educate knowledgeable, engaged citizens and creative, confident leaders for our future world.


The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) offers Stanford undergraduates the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford and is considered an integral part of the Stanford curriculum. The demographic breakdown of BOSP participants closely mirrors that of the entire Stanford population. Approximately 50 percent of each graduating class studies abroad on a BOSP program during their undergraduate career at Stanford.


*-Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms.  Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world.  Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy.  Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow.  We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture.  We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you.  Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities.  We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun.  Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources.  Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
How to Apply

If you’re ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.  Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background and experience relevant to administrative work and student advising, highlighting your rationale for working in an internationally oriented office.

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