JOB NO.: 91580-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91580-AS

Working Title: Visiting International Student Program Coordinator



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Internationally focused degree or international living experience required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Minimum three years experience in program administration within higher education, involving attention to detail and data management.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Complete fluency in both written and spoken Chinese and English.
- Experience using technology and computing resources to provide information, communicate across a distance, and manage data.
- Experience in academic and career advising, university admissions, and working with international credentials is preferred.

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for University Special students, the Visiting International Student Program (VISP) Coordinator position will assist in growing the overall VISP student population with a particular focus on those in the Chinese speaking world (China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia). 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 - including those offered in the summer. The position will coordinate the advising, admission, enrollment, housing, and orientation of these visitors to UW-Madison. This position will also be working very closely with other VISP coordinators and the Assistant Dean on all matters involving the unit's responsibility for international students at UW: formal international exchange students, English as a Second language (ESL) students, the general VISP population as well as students participating in non-credit international programming. The VISP coordinator will be expected to work independently, but within an environment of teamwork and support of colleagues. As well they must have a passion for the institutional commitment of making international connections and to developing global citizens and leaders.

Additional Information:

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 degree levels participating in the Visiting International Student Program (VISP) ( and other DCS international programming:

Some travel abroad to meet with prospective students, partner universities and recruiters will be required.

The Division of Continuing Studies is committed to to building a diverse workforce. Members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Leanne Morris
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please apply online and submit a resume, a cover letter outlining how you meet the expected requirements, and the contact information for 3 professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 07 Aug 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 21 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time