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Study Abroad/Away Program Manager

Posting Date

7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Study Abroad/Away Program Manager
UW System Title:  International Programs Manager

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Director of International Education and administers study abroad, study away, National Student Exchange, and virtual internship programming; including the delivery of publicity/outreach, advising services, admissions, enrollment management, orientation, visa support, data collection and reporting, and logistics coordination for faculty-led programming. The Program Manager must identify, clarify, and resolve issues of substantial significance using advanced technical and professional knowledge as well as independent judgement. In collaboration with the Director, the Program Manger participates in long-range strategic planning.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to design and execute marketing campaigns, communication flows, promotional pieces, classroom presentations, campus information events, advising sessions, and social media outreach.
  • Recruit students for education abroad/away and virtual internships.
  • Guide education abroad/away proposal process.
  • Develop and implement student acceptance procedures.
  • Advise students on financial, academic, judicial, immigration, and health/safety matters.
  • Manage student emergencies as they arise in consultation with the Director.
  • Support faculty-led education abroad/away, including program budget development, management of travel bookings, student application processes, and financial reporting.
  • Conduct workshops and training for faculty and program coordinators engaged in study abroad/away.
  • Communicate OIE and University policies and procedures to faculty and overseas partners.
  • Collect and analyze data pertaining to education abroad/away experiences.
  • Develop program budgets and student cost sheets for each UWGB study abroad/away and virtual internship program.
  • Maintain close contact with UW Green Bay's Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Billing, Accounts Payable, Dean of Students, and Academic Departments as needed to administer education abroad/away program portfolio.
  • Collaborate with academic departments on study abroad/away curriculum integration.
  • Maintain the Study Abroad/ Away Website and database.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of study abroad/away student staff and interns.
  • Travel to partner sites to maintain current knowledge of academic program offerings; physical location and attributes of host institution; health, safety and security procedures; student housing and meal options; roles and responsibilities of cooperating staff, faculty and students.
  • Maintain involvement in relevant professional associations (e.g. NAFSA, WAIE, AIEA, Diversity Abroad, the Forum, etc.).


  • Bachelor's Degree at time of application
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to personal and confidential information
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship

  • Master's Degree
  • 3 or more years of experience
  • Fluency in second language 

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Must possess the ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  This position may have the option to work on-campus or a hybrid schedule subject to approved telecommuting request.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Minimum salary of $48,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Study Abroad/Away Program Manager​"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Kim Mezger
Phone:  (920) 465-2082

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, September 4, 2022.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.