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International Student Advisor

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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 is seeking applicants for an International Student Coordinator. This position provides a central point of contact for International Students.  This position works with incoming degree-seeking students on immigration advising as well as academic success and retention.  This position serves UW-Platteville, UW-Platteville Richland and UW-Platteville Baraboo/Sauk County 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 $36,000-$42,000.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as 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
  • 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. 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.  This includes International Student Orientation
  • Increase access to leadership and engagement opportunities for International Students 
  • Provide outreach to instructors to help them to work effectively with the university's international students
  • Manage tuition remission/scholarship/emergency funding/financial hardship applications/processes
  • Manage OPT, CPT, health insurance, scholarships, tuition remission
  • Process newly admitted international students; manage pre-arrival communication and coordination/communication with NSR
  • Manage ISSS email account, Maintain the International Student and Scholar Services webpages
  • Serve as staff liaison to International Student Advisory Board and International Club
  • Work in collaboration with campus partners to encourage engagement with the larger campus community for International Students
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with program requirements at the university, system, state and federal levels
  • Serve on campus committees that work towards inclusion, equity and diversity efforts campus wide

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years professional experience working in an International Program Office.
  • Experience with international student admissions and F and J visas.
  • Experience with SEVIS database, student technology management databases and office applications.
  • Ability to serve as 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.
  • Working knowledge of advising & retention strategies that effect the retention and achievement of international students.
  • Ability to interact successfully with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience in the development and management of student programming, workshops and service learning.
  • Requires a professional who is detail-oriented, takes direction well, has the capacity to be a leader and a role model, can work both independently and in a team setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, group facilitation and organizational skills along with the ability to exercise initiative when appropriate.
  • Current and valid driver’s license and ability to travel.

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 November 12, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

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

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Daria Heil at 608-342-1816

 

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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