Center for International Education: Study Abroad Adviser

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Job ID 14836
Location UW Eau Claire;Eau Claire, WI
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Center for International Education beginning January 7, 2019. The working title for this assignment is Study Abroad Adviser with an official title in the Student Services Coordinator title series. This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated understanding of study abroad programs
  • Demonstrated student-centered attitude and behavior
  • Excellent communication skills including written, interpersonal, and oral presentations to small and large groups
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize in a team-oriented environment
  • US citizen or permanent resident

  • Experience with student and/or academic advising
  • Leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Office products,
  • Familiar with managing a social media platform for marketing or other branded communication
  • Ability to bring diverse perspectives to campus

DUTIES: This entry-level study abroad advisor position involves advising and promotions. Some nights and weekend work will be required. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Advising: provide advising, referral and information services, in the CIE and other partner offices, for students interested in studying abroad; develop departmental advising sheets; manage the general email account
  • Promotions: facilitate the international classroom speaker program; oversee distribution of e-newsletters; oversee social media platforms; coordinate info session planning and lead presentations; coordinate the annual photo contest; assist with study abroad fair as needed; develop short how-to and advising videos
  • Supervision: train and supervise general advising intern(s), peer advisor program and social media intern; coordinate application, interviews and hiring process for positions
  • Orientation: assist study abroad coordinators in logistical planning and facilitation of orientation
  • Scholarships: advise students regarding scholarships (essay preparation, applications, etc.); manage UWEC scholarships
  • Re-Entry: Assist with re-entry support and events; arrange volunteers for recruitment and pre-departure events
  • University relations: collaborate with offices and committees on campus to promote study abroad for all students; coordinate representation at, and participate in, university sponsored events
  • Forms processing: assist with processing application materials; provide visa application support; back-up for sending forms to partners

THE UNIT: The Center for International Education (CIE) consists of nine highly dedicated staff members with two primary purposes- study abroad advising/coordination and international student/scholar services. The study abroad division of the CIE facilitates study abroad experiences for approximately 300-350 students each year and has been recognized twice by the Institute for International Education for innovative programming with Andrew Heiskell awards. UW-Eau Claire regularly appears in the Open Doors leading institutions rankings at the master’s level for total number of students abroad. UW-Eau Claire is also a member of the Forum on Education Abroad, the official U.S. Department of Justice standards-setting organization for education abroad. The Center for International Education study abroad section was recognized in February 2017 for meeting the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice, the first public institution to receive such recognition, and ascribes to the Forum's Code of Ethics .

More information about Center for International Education and our mission can be found at:

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Center for International Education: Study Abroad Advisor position (Job ID # 14836) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Jenna Krosch [email protected]

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 22, 2018. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.





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Posted: 10/7/2018
Application Due: 12/6/2018
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