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International Education Coordinator

University of Wisconsin System
Milwaukee, WI
Closing date
Feb 3, 2023

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Immigration Coordinator Position Number 02156603 Division Academic Affairs Department B0576 CTR FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUC Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100% Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin System and designated as a R1 research institute, we're a learning destination for more than 25,000 students. At UWM, we share motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at UW-Milwaukee. The Princeton Review named UWM a Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.

UWM's Center for International Education (CIE) develops, promotes and implements international education initiatives for students, faculty and staff, and our community. Within CIE, International Student and Scholar Services makes a vital contribution to the university's research, diversity, and teaching missions by focusing on international student admissions and immigration advising, as well as visa sponsorship for the university's non-U.S. citizen faculty, researchers, and visiting scholars.

Job Summary

The UWM Center for International Education seeks a full-time (100% FTE) Immigration Coordinator (International Education Coordinator) to provide immigration advising services to all international students including sponsored international students. The individual in this position:
  • Provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students at UW-Milwaukee
  • Provides information and professional guidance on F-1 and J-1 visa status issues to international students with a special focus on sponsored students
  • Develops partnerships with sponsored students and funding agencies to ensure success at UWM
  • Serve as a liaison between international admissions, students, Registrar and Bursar Offices, academic advisors and funding agencies
  • Exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying U.S. government rules and regulations

The position requires the employee to:
  • Engage in continuing education as regulations and best practices periodically change
  • Clearly explain complex concepts orally and in writing
  • Diplomatically resolve problems and conflicts
  • Provide leadership in planning and implementation of orientation and other program activities for international students to assist in their adjustment to the U.S. and campus life
  • Interact with other campus offices working with international students
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues

The individual in this position is part of the team that coordinates the university's compliance with federal regulations by gathering and maintaining Department of Homeland Security-mandated information on international students and scholars and managing timely and accurate data reporting. This individual reports to the Director of International Student & Scholar Services.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Citizen or PR to serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Official (ARO)
  • Strong ability to create written communication that is informative and clear as demonstrated in the cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications
  • 2 years of experience working in an academic environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • 2+ years' experience working with international students
  • Strong computer skills using PC Platforms and databases
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, SEVIS and/or Terra Dotta

Application Instructions

Completed application materials must include: 1) a letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications as listed above; 2) A professional resume; and 3) a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate's application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, he/she will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 01/19/2023. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by 01/18/2023. Applications submitted after 01/18/2023 may not be reviewed.

Application Deadline Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes If Continuous, Initial Review Date 01/19/2023 Position Contact Name Angela Broderick Contact Phone (414) 229-3379 Contact Email Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message "Your application has been submitted" is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • Resume

Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • Do you possess US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status to meet federal regulatory requirements for professional practice as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer?
  • Yes
  • No

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