The primary purpose of the Study Abroad Advisor is to advise UW-Stout students on a multitude of study away opportunities including domestic and international faculty-led programs, exchanges, and direct enroll programs. The Study Abroad Advisor works closely with UW-Stout faculty in the planning, promotion, and execution of faculty-led programs, and advises prospective students on the academic, financial and cultural aspects of all study away programming. The Study Abroad Advisor promotes programs through campus-wide marketing efforts, manages enrollment, and conducts pre-departure and re-entry programming for participants. Significant responsibilities also include coordinating major promotional events, and scholarship fundraising initiatives. The anticipated start date is January 2, 2020.
60% Faculty-Led Program Development & Study Away Student Advising
Assists faculty in the development, promotion, and execution of new/repeat faculty-led programs.
Maintains regular communication with deans, department chairs, and program directors regarding programs offered through their units.
Conducts outreach and training sessions to faculty and staff on campus and develops and implements annual faculty orientation sessions.
Advises prospective students on the academic, financial and cultural aspects of direct, exchange, faculty-led and National Student Exchange programs.
Advises students on post-acceptance processes and manages follow-up (track host school acceptance, housing placements, etc.).
Develops materials and participates in pre-departure orientation for outbound participants.
Assists with the maintenance of information in the online application database, Terra Dotta.
Provides resources to students on visa requirements, if applicable.
Facilitates post-program activities (alumni events, program evaluations and assessments, etc.).
Conducts re-entry community activities and facilitates Global Ambassador program.
30% Marketing & Recruitment
Assists with marketing plan for student participant recruitment.
Recruits and promotes on and off campus for outbound programs (i.e. classroom presentations, study abroad fairs).
Creates and maintains printed promotional materials.
10% Miscellaneous Efforts
Coordinates visits for representatives from partner institutions coming to UW-Stout.
Assists with special projects and strategic planning, such as fundraising initiatives.
Assists with official reporting of data as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum / Required
Bachelor’s Degree completed by employment start date
International Experience (equivalent to one semester or more)
Flexibility, the ability to establish priorities, and manage multiple demands in a fast-paced environment.
Attention to detail, strong organizational and analytical skills.
Experience working with students, faculty, and others from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate in the planning and implementation of large-scale events, orientation programs, cross-cultural activities, and student support services with the campus and community.
Strong marketing skills, including the ability to leverage in-person communication, print media, and social media to convey the value of these programs.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Terra Dotta (or other study abroad software).
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
Internal Number: 15851
About University of Wisconsin-Stout
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.
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