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International Student Recruiter

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Student Services

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, International Programs Office seeks applications for an International Student Recruiter to execute a strategic recruitment plan for international students.  This position will form relationships, work with and manage our agent partners, attend recruiting events as necessary (both domestically and internationally), and market and communicate to support international student recruitment and partnership development for UW-Platteville. This position serves UW-Platteville, UW-Platteville Richland and UW-Platteville Baraboo/Sauk campuses, and is based out of the International Programs Office at the Platteville campus. This is a full-time, 12-month basis position, offering excellent employee benefits and a salary range of $37,000-$42,000.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the leadership within International Programs Office and the Admission and Recruitment Offices to create and assess annual results-driven strategic international enrollment management plans. 
  • Build relationships to grow incoming international student enrollment.  Work extensively with agents and other partners to create a pipeline of degree-seeking international students.
  • Promptly and courteously, respond to phone calls, email and other inquiries from students, families, and other entities.
  • Represent UW-Platteville at selected recruitment fairs and activities internationally, nationally and regionally. 
  • Assist with international student recruitment activities including meeting with students, campus events, and travel.  Advise students on admission requirements, application process, academic programs, and degree requirements.
  • Develop new partnerships and continue work with 2-year colleges and language institutes for transfer student recruitment. 
  • Explore and develop articulation agreements and partnerships domestically and internationally.  Work with UW-Platteville deans and department heads to identify areas for collaboration. 
  • Identify and serve as the key liaison to educational consultant/agents in key markets.  Train, provide updates and recruitment information, and build relationships with them to assist in international recruitment.
  • Develop project work plans, calendar of activities, transportation and budgets for international delegations, conferences, grants and summer group programs.
  • Utilize social networks for recruitment purposes.  Develop/maintain communication with prospective students.  Develop and update recruitment and promotional materials including web pages, publications and educational videos in collaboration with appropriate campus offices and stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development of annual recruitment schedule for other professional staff across the UW-Platteville campuses.
  • Oversee International Student Alumni Association.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) as defined by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which includes maintaining SEVIS records and compliance with SEVIS.
  • Work with newly admitted international students; manage pre-arrival communication and coordination of registration and orientation.
  • Provide visa advising/support to students and visiting scholars to include keeping up-to-date on changes in immigration policies and procedures.
  • Serve as an auxiliary advisor to international students once they arrive to campus. Provide academic, social and personal advising to international students including the development of individual educational plans, monitoring academic progress, working on academic action plans, holding academic check in meetings, and working in collaboration with faculty advisors and campus partners to ensure degree completion.
  • Assist in the development of programs and workshops that address retention of International Students. 
  • Utilize Terra Dotta software to best serve office needs
  • Provide outreach to instructors to help them to work effectively with the university's international students.
  • Assist in the management of tuition remission/scholarship/emergency funding/financial hardship applications/processes for international students.

 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two years’ experience working in international admissions and in marketing and recruitment within a college/university setting. 
  • Experience with F and J visas
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting degree seeking international students
  • Demonstrated knowledge in strategic enrollment management for International Student Recruitment
  • Experience with SEVIS database, student technology management databases and office applications
  • Ability to connect with students, parents, agents, and faculty/staff
  • Passport for international travel required, as is the ability to travel internationally
  • Excellent oral, written, intercultural communication, multimedia and multicultural communication skills
  • Ability to interact successfully with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience working with budgets

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: The International Programs Office (IPO) is comprised of International Student and Scholar Services and Education Abroad.  The IPO serves as a resource for U.S. and international students, faculty, and staff seeking international educational opportunities both in and outside of the classroom.  UW-Platteville, through its international programs, seeks to ensure access to quality international study experiences that strengthen academic learning and promote intercultural understanding.

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by October 30, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications;
  • A current resume; and
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Caitie Chiaverotti, 608-342-1555

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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