Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 222216-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

The Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) unit of the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) serves as the admitting, advising, and academic dean's office for University Special students, including visiting international students at all levels participating in the Visiting International Student Program (VISP) ( ).

The VISP Cohort Coordinator will be instrumental in assisting in growing the overall VISP student population, with a particular focus on summer term students, as well as support current VISP programs, and revenue generation for campus. In particular, the position will focus on working with campus stakeholders to facilitate the enrollment of visiting international students in selected university credit courses, institutes, and unique programs, especially those offered in summer. This position will also be required to build partnership with other international institutions for recruitment purposes. The position will coordinate the advising, admission, enrollment, housing, orientation, and event planning of these visitors to UW-Madison. Some international travel each year will be expected.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree required. Internationally focused degree or international living experience preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum four years experience in program/event coordination within higher education required.
- Minimum two years experience of working in an admissions office with focus on non-degree international applicants required.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal required.
- Experience using technology and computing resources to provide information, communicate across a distance, and manage data required.
- Experience working independently with strong organizational and planning skills is fundamental, but within an environment of teamwork and support of colleagues preferred.
- A passion for the institutional commitment of making international connections and to developing global citizens and leaders.
- Working knowledge or direct experience in all of the following software programs: Perceptive Content (as it relates to International Student Admissions), PeopleSoft, Terra Dotta, and related system querying tools preferred.
- Currently approved as DSO (Designated School Official) preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a two-year, fixed-term terminal position. There is a possibility it may be extended, or made renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment and/or funding becomes available.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $44,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the button found at the top and bottom of this job posting. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume that clearly demonstrates how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.


Taylor Spitzig
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Oct 19 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 2 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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