Center for International Education: Chinese Program Manager
Job ID 15069
Location UW Eau Claire;Eau Claire, WI
Full/Part Time Full-Time
POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Center for International Education beginning April 1, 2019. The working title for this assignment is Chinese Program Manager 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.
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.
- Demonstrated student-centered attitude and behaviors.
- Demonstrated organizational and record-keeping skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to travel internationally for extended periods of time.
- U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status necessary to qualify as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)- at time of hire.
- Fluency in Chinese and English language with the ability to write, converse, present, and translate in both languages.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully navigate both Chinese and American cultures, especially in educational settings.
- Recent knowledge and contact with Chinese educational institutions.
- Previous work experience with students in a higher education setting.
- A master’s degree in international education, educational counseling or relevant field from a regionally accredited institution.
- Experience as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) and knowledge of U.S. Department of State rules governing J visa holders- both students and visiting scholars.
- Experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Department of Homeland Security rules governing F visa holders.
- Working knowledge of transfer evaluation, curriculum articulation, and international academic agreements.
- Demonstrated ability to work with students and scholars from a variety of cultural and language backgrounds.
- Experience with PeopleSoft and Terra Dotta database software.
- Experience delivering orientation/trainings to students, faculty, and staff.
DUTIES: The primary duties for the position are listed below.
- Serve has primary institutional and student contact for Chinese dual degree and non-degree programs, with a particular focus on the CHEPD China 121 Program.
- Recruit students from China with a focus on recruitment in Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual Degree (CHEPD) and dual degree Chinese programs.
- Develop recruitment materials for the Chinese market in conjunction with Admissions and Integrated Marketing and Communication and oversee Chinese social media (e.g. WeChat).
- Collect and submit data to China Center for International Education and Exchange (CCIEE) such as recruitment documentation and student reports.
- Solicit needed course information from China to facilitate course transfer, transfer advising, curriculum integration.
- Plan and organize delegation visits on the behalf of Chinese universities to UWEC and behalf of UWEC to China.
- Organize and provide training for UWEC faculty teaching in China.
- Act as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to support both F-1 and J-1 visa holders.
- Independently advise international students and visiting scholars to support their compliance with F-1 and J-1 regulations. Advising topics may include the visa application process, school transfers, changes of status, SEVIS record-keeping requirements, maintenance of status, reinstatement procedures, program extension, employment and economic hardship authorization, curricular practical/optional practical and academic training, travel and reentry to the U.S., dependent visa issues, and taxes.
- Oversee CCIEE visiting scholar program and service as back-up coordinator for all visiting scholars.
- Coordinate International Folk Fair.
- Contribute to cultural programming, operational documentation and work calendar for international student and scholar services.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Center for International Education.
THE UNIT: The unit of the Center for International Education consists of nine highly dedicated staff members with two primary purposes- study abroad advising/coordination and international student/ scholar services. International student and scholar services encompasses the following functional areas: immigration advising and compliance, Chinese programs, Intensive English Program management, and student support programs such as the Host Friend Program and the International Buddy Program. Currently, UW-Eau Claire enrolls approximately 230 international students each year and welcomes 5-10 visiting scholars each semester.
More information about the Center for International Education and our mission can be found at: https://www.uwec.edu/cie/.
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: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/. 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: Chinese Program Manager position (Job ID # 15069) 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.
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To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 6, 2019. 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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