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International Academic Advisor

University Of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

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The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for an International Academic Advisor. This position reports to the Assistant Director of International Programs and primarily serves as a supplemental academic advisor to monitor the academic progress of international students and coordinates programming for the ISSS Office. This is a 100% Academic Staff position with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2018.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of advising experience in an educational setting
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability
  • Strong computer skills and attention to detail
  • Tolerance of ambiguity
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to effectively and tactfully communicate, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, and staff - especially with those for whom English is not a native language
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member
  • Commitment to equity and inclusiveness and diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Available to occasionally work evening and weekend hours


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in academic advising
  • Experience working with international students
  • Experience with PeopleSoft
  • Experience with Terra Dotta software
  • Some knowledge of the varied academic systems and cultures from which international students come
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty and staff at the postsecondary level
  • Knowledge of UW-Platteville policies and procedures, academic requirements, campus resources, student life, and support services


This position provides a central point of contact for all international students for academic advising and retention issues, serves as a supplemental academic advisor to monitor the academic progress of international students, and liaises with academic departments to ensure the campus is responsive to the academic needs of its international students. This position also works with the International Programs Office to coordinate programming and events for international students and provides additional administrative and academic support to English Language Program (ELP) students.

Specifically, the advisor will:

  • Serve as a supplemental academic advisor for degree-seeking international students and bridge-level ELP students throughout the students' program, including coordinating and organizing fifth-week check-in appointments for first-semester degree-seeking international students and providing advising for international students who are on probation or “at-risk”.
  • Monitor the academic progress of international students
  • Assist international students who have been dismissed in navigating the academic appeals process
  • Assist in coordination and assessment of student support and retention programs for international students and liaise with Academic Support Programs Retention Team
  • Communicate directly and/or virtually with transfer international degree-seeking students before they arrive to advise them on course selection, placement testing requirements, registration deadlines and related orientation issues
  • Serve as a liaison between college advising faculty and staff, Academic Support Programs, and the International Programs Office regarding international student advising issues
  • Provide outreach to instructors to help them to work effectively with the university's international students
  • Provide academic advising for students matriculating from the English Language Program (ELP) into a degree program
  • Provide administrative support for the ELP, including
    • Coordination of field trips for ELP students
    • Implementation of procedures for summer camps and customized programming
  • Advise the International Club (IC) and oversee events/programming including the International Night Dinner, Global Lunch Hour, and IC Homecoming involvement
  • Coordinate the Conversation Partners Program and the CASA Program (Community Ambassadors for Students from Abroad), including recruiting community ambassadors and students to participate in the program, matching community ambassadors with students, and managing communications with the participants
  • Co-coordinate and implement International Student Orientation and manage the recruitment, selection, and training of international student orientation leaders
  • Manage the coordination of International Education Week
  • Manage email communications with students using the ISSS Email Schedule
  • Assist with processing newly admitted international students and pre-arrival communication
  • Staff the International Programs Office front desk 10-15 hours/week

 To Ensure Consideration:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by March 5, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Apply online at our careers site https://www.uwplatt.edu/careers. AA/EEO Employer.


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Req Num 493923
ID 497334
Platteville, WI
Positions 1
Full Time
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