Study Abroad Coordinator


Office of Student Services

Position type


Work Hours

09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday

Some evening and weekend work required for student trips – compensatory time given

Some overseas travel required (once or twice a year to conferences and university visits)

Report to

Manager, Office of Student Services

Visa Requirement

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is able to sponsor a visa for this position

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience, plus transportation

Eleven days paid vacation in the first fiscal year (July-June) increasing to 20 days after 6 years of employment, plus 5 paid "personal and sick days" each year. In addition, approximately two weeks company-wide break over Christmas/New Year. Japanese social insurance and pension, commuting allowance, and tuition benefits for Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) programs.

Overview of Position

The Office of Students Services (OSS) provides high quality services to TUJ's diverse student population to support their success and wellbeing as they become members of the university community. OSS assists incoming students with student visa applications, financial aid, and housing, and organizes orientations to help students adapt to the academic and social life at TUJ. OSS also works with Student Government and other student organizations to encourage social interaction among students with different backgrounds by creating events and activities that appeal to all TUJ students.

In order to support the increasing inquiries for study abroad program participation from our growing undergraduate population, TUJ is creating a new full-time study abroad coordinator position. The coordinator will work with offices at TUJ and on Main Campus in Philadelphia to expand existing services, localize the application process, promote study abroad and campus exchange initiatives, and support students throughout the application and pre-departure process.

As a member of OSS the applicant will also be asked to support new student orientations, student activities and events, and other office initiatives.

Please see our Student Services page for more details.

Individual responsibilities

  • Work with related departments at TUJ and at Main Campus in Philadelphia to support students interested in studying abroad. Work with existing Main Campus study abroad exchange partners to develop relationships with TUJ and promote programs between universities.
  • Develop materials for study abroad applications, promotion, departure orientation, and study abroad information sessions; develop content for promoting study abroad on TUJ's website, and update website as needed.
  • Work with Main Campus and TUJ-related departments to enhance services for students preparing to study at Main Campus

Team responsibilities

  • New Student Orientation
  • Student activities
  • Departmental initiatives

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bilingual in English and Japanese (written and spoken)
  • Study abroad experience
  • Strong communication / interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work some nights and/or weekends for student trips
  • Strong PC skills (database, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of CRM systems a plus
  • Work experience in higher education and/or study abroad a plus

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately. Desired start date is June, 2017 or shortly thereafter.

Please send applications to with:

  1. a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and what appeals to you about the position
  2. a resume or curriculum vitae with two references and their contact information

Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the email subject box. Also, we would appreciate it very much if you could let us know from which website/resource you found out about this position.

Only those applicants who make it past the initial review will be contacted.