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    Default University of Wisconsin-Madison Study Abroad Advisor

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Position Vacancy Listing
    PVL # 75824

    Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 02/27/13

    Working Title:
    Study Abroad Advisor

    Official Title:

    Degree and area of specialization:
    1. Bachelors degree required; Masters or other advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.
    2. International study or international living experience or internationally focused degree required.
    3. Computer efficiency with word processing required.

    Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
    1. Minimum one year prior experience in study abroad, student services, or international studies required.
    2. Previous work experience with undergraduates in an institution of higher learning preferred.
    3. Excellent organizational, management, and office skills.
    4. Foreign language proficiency and/or regional expertise in Asia preferred.
    5. Demonstrated experience working successfully in a high-traffic, high-demand environment and ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
    6. Experience with database or spreadsheet programs.
    7. Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills, and a sense of humor.

    Principal duties:
    International Academic Programs (IAP) currently administers more than 200 campus-wide study abroad and exchange programs. Annually, IAP sends over 1,300 students abroad. The Study Abroad Advisor provides services to students who apply for, participate in, and return from study abroad programs. Further information about IAP can be found on the web at: UW Study Abroad

    Primary duties include:
    1. Manage, with considerable independence of action, student service functions associated with a portfolio of study abroad and exchange programs. Work will include program publicity and student recruitment, pre-departure preparation, returned student services, and processing of course equivalents and grades for work completed abroad.
    2. Counsel and advise students (prospective, applicants, participants) about the various aspects of study abroad program opportunities.
    3. Counsel and advise students and parents on student preparation and personal needs throughout the study abroad experience.
    4. Serve as liaison between IAP and cooperating faculty, staff, and academic departments relating to the portfolio of programs and curriculum integration efforts.
    5. Gather and analyze information about programs including student evaluations, with the goal of identifying areas for program improvement and development, and maintaining high academic standards.
    6. Assist with organization of campus visits of faculty directors and overseas staff, providing training to these individuals, and guests from partner universities related to assigned programs.
    7. Communicate with overseas program offices to coordinate the flow of student services information between sites abroad, partner institutions, and the home office.
    8. Update and maintain procedure manuals for Resident Directors and other on-site staff.
    9. Travel to overseas sites as necessary to monitor programs and to implement agreed upon adjustments.

    10. Work as part of a student service team to manage the work of the office related to student services. Assignments may include: conducting and/or organizing public presentations; hiring, training, and supervising students; providing information about student services functions to overseas staff and faculty on programs; developing and implementing a plan for marketing programs in various mediums; coordinating study abroad fairs and open houses; developing and updating orientation materials and assisting with group orientations; advise incoming exchange students during application and orientation stages; returned student services; data report compilation, analysis, and presentation.
    11. Assist in preparing for and/or attending program consortium and advisory committee meetings.
    12. Participate in a rotation of being on call for study abroad emergencies when office is closed (evenings and weekends).
    13. Other duties and special projects as assigned by the supervisor or IAP Director.

    Additional Information

    The position is a full time 100% appointment. The title to be used will be dependent on qualifications and years of experience. Salary will depend on the level and title at which the new employee is hired. A one-year period of evaluation is required.
    Anticipated start date of May 15, 2013, but is negotiable.

    A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
    A period of evaluation will be required

    Appointment Type: Academic Staff
    Department(s): INTL S/INTL STUDIES
    Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $37,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
    Depending on Qualifications
    Term: This is a renewable appointment.
    Appointment percent: 100%
    Anticipated begin date: MAY 15, 2013
    Number of Positions: 1

    Application must be received by: MARCH 25, 2013

    Please send application materials consisting of a letter of interest, current resume, and three letters of reference to:

    Kristine Schutte, Human Resources Assistant
    Study Abroad Advisor Search/ PVL#75824
    International Academic Programs
    261 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
    Madison, WI 53706

    Application materials may also be sent to

    Letters of reference may arrive under separate cover. All application materials must arrive by 4:30PM on deadline day.

    NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

    UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

    Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #75824 to:

    Kristine Schutte
    Phone: 608-262-5804
    500 Lincoln Dr
    Fax: N/A
    269 Bascom Hall
    Madison, WI 53706-1314
    Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

    NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
    UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
    We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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    Default Re: University of Wisconsin-Madison Study Abroad Advisor

    This is something I'd be interested in if my contract wasn't ending in August instead of May. *sigh*

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