International Relations Manager

University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 23

Position description

The International Division leads efforts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to cultivate international scholarship and engagement, promote global awareness, and prepare students for a diverse and interconnected world. The incumbent will develop and foster University international relationships through the management of UW Madison's international agreements at the institutional, federal/national and international level.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Required: Interpersonal / Intercultural skills. Analytical approach. Diplomacy. Attention to detail. Demonstrated organizational skills, with both paper and electronic records. Editing abilities, both for content as well as grammar and visual appearance. Relational database skills.

Preferred: Demonstrated ability to draft clear legal and/or policy documents. Outcome assessment skills. Foreign language skills a bonus.

Required: Experience in a position involving global affairs or international engagement. Experience analyzing and compiling information from various sources to present complex information to facilitate decision-making. Experience with cultural protocols and intercultural differences. Experience in or familiarity with higher education institutions. Database experience.

Preferred: Experience with international contract negotiation / management and understanding of business principals. Project management experience to manage workflow processes and project delivery methods. Grant/contract/agreement writing experience. Demonstrated use of QS Unisolutions MoveOn database. Experience communicating with and / or negotiating with non-Americans/non-English speakers. Experience preparing for and working with international visitors or delegations and visits abroad. Experience working productively with faculty and staff on complex matters.

Knowledge Requirements:
Required: Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills to effectively work with acumen and diplomacy in handling sensitive or difficult situations, either independently or within a team environment. Knowledge of development and coordination of education abroad, exchanges, international training, and mobility trends. Familiarity with worldwide systems of higher education.

Preferred: Demonstrated knowledge of cultural competencies, etiquette, protocol. Familiarity with UW?-Madison policies and procedures.

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