The International Admissions Coordinator processes applications for graduate applicants with foreign credentials, including visa holders and permanent residents, processes the US government documents for the visa application, and promotes UWM through international recruitment initiatives. Responsibilities include maintaining extensive knowledge of admissions requirements for UWM programs, managing technology and social media, and interacting with international students, faculty and staff. This position requires independent research and critical thinking skills in order to interpret and analyze a wide range of information. The individual in this position evaluates foreign credentials and determines comparability to US benchmarks of post-secondary education, provides faculty, academic programs, and students with an analysis of coursework, grade point averages and English language proficiency necessary for admission consideration, and participates in international recruitment and retention activities.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; experience working in an academic environment and/or university admission process; strong ability to create written communication that is informative and clear (as demonstrated in cover letter); computer skills using PC platform and databases
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with university student databases; experience with progressive responsibility in foreign credentials evaluation and admissions; knowledge of student visa regulations and issues; ability to use technology to enhance and improve efficiencies.
About University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has more than 26,000 students, 1500 international students, over 150 undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. programs and has the highest research activity, R-1, designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Located five blocks from Lake Michigan and five kilometers from the city center, UWM is an urban campus and is part of the University of Wisconsin System. The Center for International Education (CIE) is a comprehensive international office, encompassing key campus programs and services while fostering campus-wide internationalization. Within CIE, teams of professionals work in the following areas: International Student and Scholar Services; Study Abroad; Institute for World Affairs; and International Partnerships.