The primary purpose of the Assistant Director is to ensure that international students and scholars are provided with the academic, social, cultural and non-immigrant visa support necessary to succeed at UW-Stout. The Assistant Director also assists the Office of International Education (OIE) with study abroad advising and serves as a backup to the Assistant Director for Study Abroad. The anticipated start date is December 17, 2018.
Minimum / Required
- Two or more years international education advising experience with F nonimmigrant visa classification.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Successful candidate must be able to be verified by the Department of Homeland Security as a P/DSO and Responsible/Alternate Responsible Officer (R/ARO).
- Graduate degree.
- Bilingual or multilingual fluency.
- Two or more years international education advising experience with J nonimmigrant visa classification as Responsible/Alternate Responsible Officer (R/ARO).
- Knowledge of federal immigration regulations.
- Flexibility, and the ability to establish priorities and manage multiple demands in a fast-paced environment.
- Attention to detail, strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Experience relating to students, scholars, and others from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate in the planning and implementation of orientation programs, cross-cultural activities, and student support services with the campus and community.
- International Student & Scholar Leadership (70%)
- Serve as Principal Designated School Official and Responsible Officer for the Student Exchange Visitor Programs’ F-1 and J-1 program designations.
- Keep abreast of non-immigrant visa regulations and changes impacting F, J, and other visa classifications, advise international students and scholars on proper maintenance of status, and report data to remain compliant with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
- Counsel students through a variety of often difficult personal, cross-cultural, academic, financial, and immigration situations, as well as provide appropriate referrals.
- Liaise between international students and internal and external partners, including but not limited to University housing, academic advising, health center, student activities, the Department of Homeland Security, and Social Security Administration.
- Assist other units in coordinating arrangements for international visitors and visiting international scholars.
- Study Abroad Advising (20%)
- Advise inbound and outbound students participating in semester or academic year study away programs.
- Assist Assistant Director for Study Abroad with strategic and long-range program planning.
- Review and modify exchange policies, procedures and cost estimates for programs.
- Maintain a small portfolio of study away program advising.
- Miscellaneous (10%)
- Plan and organize international events and activities on and off campus, including but not limited to International Education Week, orientations, Study Abroad Fairs, community and recreational programming.
- Serve as faculty/staff advisor to the International Relations Club, attend monthly meetings, consult with officers to plan club activities, and provide administrative support for the club’s activities.
- Update OIE’s web site information that pertains to international student and scholar activity, including ESLI and international admissions.
- Assist with marketing and recruitment efforts for outbound and inbound programs.
- All other duties as assigned.
To learn more about the Office of International Education, please visit http://www.uwstout.edu/oie.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 25 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2018. Applications may be considered until the position is filled.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Glendali Rodriguez
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Doreen Johnson
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900
Job Family: Supervisory