Job description

JOB NO.: 93815-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93815-AS




FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 16, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, or a related major from an accredited college or university is required. A Master's degree in Education, Counseling, or a related major from an accredited college or university is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 1 - 2 years professional experience in higher education student services, preferably working with students and dependents on F-1 and J-1 visas.

Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO).

Desired Qualities
1. Demonstrated knowledge of federal immigration regulations and procedures including experience as DSO/ARO, and advising F and J non-immigrant students and dependents.
2. Experience living and working abroad.
3. Knowledge of language/s other than English.
4. Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
5. A collaborator who regularly reaches out to others and forms productive partnerships.
6. Student-centered attitude and behaviors. Knowledge of student development theory is a plus.
7. Ability to resolve conflicts and provide excellent customer service.
8. Attention to detail and organization.
9. Excellent interpersonal, advising, and communication skills.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The International Student Advisor is responsible for providing all aspects of advising to support compliance with federal regulations for F and J visas. This includes maintaining in-depth, advanced knowledge to interpret and provide guidance on federal immigration regulations; independently advising students and recommending solutions to visa, enrollment, and employment issues related to the immigration status of the student; providing support at the ISS front desk.

Additional Information:

The mission of the Division of Student Life is to cultivate, advance, and interconnect the academic, professional, personal, and social development of students and to champion a respectful, globally aware and diverse university community.

We actively advance social justice through our work and purposefully strive to offer an affirming environment for all. We are committed to creating working, learning, and living environments in which everyone has the opportunity to develop their potential and contribute fully to the university community.

The International Student Services (ISS) office ( is a department in the Division of Student Life (DSL) at UW-Madison ( Reporting to an Assistant Director of International Student Services and working in a team environment, advisors are critical to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for international students at UW-Madison. The department and division are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. They promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


Diane Steele
[email protected]
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:

Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system by the deadline date to ensure consideration. Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter that addresses how their experiences and skills match the qualifications and responsibilities of this position. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system locks out all applicants at 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the application deadline date. Online submissions must be COMPLETED by 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the deadline date.

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.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Mar 8 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Mar 22 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 3/9/2018
Application Due: 3/23/2018
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