The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (UWL) Office of International Education and Engagement (IEE) is seeking applicants for the position of Study Abroad Advisor. The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting and coordinating education abroad opportunities for students, including advising students, supporting faculty in program development, and planning and implementing promotional and outreach activities on campus and in the community. The advisor serves as an integral member of the Office of International Education and Engagement and supports all efforts related to international education at UWL. This position reports to the Director of International Education.
The main job functions and responsibilities of the advisor include the following:
- Advise students on opportunities, requirements, application procedures, and policies concerning all UW- La Crosse sponsored education abroad, exchange, and third party provider programs
- Promote and develop opportunities for students participating in international and intercultural/ cross-cultural experiences
- Prepare program information, including promotional flyers, web pages and orientation materials in collaboration with other IEE staff
- Coordinate education abroad recruitment events, pre-departure and re-entry programming
- Collaborate with international partners to coordinate program details
- Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly with presentation creation and delivery
- Strong intercultural and interpersonal communication skills
- Evidence of strong organizational, administrative, and computer skills
- Experience working, living, or studying abroad
- Master’s degree
- Experience working in an international education office (preferably study abroad)
- Experiences with student management software such as Terra Dotta or Peoplesoft
- Competency in a second language
- Knowledge and understanding of education abroad best practices
- Strong customer service skills
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment
- Ability to work independently and part of a team to reach campus international education goals
We at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse believe students, faculty, and staff all are enriched by our exposure to differing ideas, opinions and cultures. W e strive to be a leader in Wisconsin's movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. We believe that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving excellence as an internationally recognized institution of higher education. W e seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
This is a full-time, annual (12 month) position which includes a State of W isconsin benefits package with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. Review of completed applications will begin May 1, 2017.
As part of the online application process, interested candidates must submit the following documents: ?
. Cover letter/letter of application ?
. Resume/curriculum vitae ?
. Names and contact information for 3 professional references ?
Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of W isconsin-La Crosse (UW -La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW -La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW -La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW -La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW -La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW -La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW -La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW -La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. W ith a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW -La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western W isconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW -La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the W isconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW -La Crosse.
As a prospective UW -La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.