The University of New Mexico Global Education Office (GEO) is seeking a highly motivated candidate interested and/or experienced in global higher education immigration compliance and international student support and advisement. The successful candidate will join a team that currently supports over 1,800 international students and scholars from over 100 countries around the world.
Primary Duties include (but are not limited to):
Provides individual advisement to international students regarding regulatory/administrative issues such as maintenance of legal status while holding a student visa, travel outside the US, extensions/changes of status, and bringing family members into the country; under supervision, may recommend and process student work authorizations. Prepares and processes official government documents pertaining to incoming international students and scholars; communicates with departments regarding these documents and details related to individual students and scholars. Instructs departments regarding regulatory requirements for inviting international students and scholars to campus; reviews and assesses eligibility of individual department requests for non-immigrant documents for potential visiting international scholars.
Assists with Department of Homeland Security tracking and reporting requirements for international students/scholars; ensures database compatibility with external government regulatory software. Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program/project records and statistical information.
Provides administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of international student and scholar services and programs including assisting in the coordination of new student check-in and orientation programs.
Performs or delegates clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, and editing of program correspondence. Will work and coordinate with student employees, volunteers, and/or interns in data entry and basic procedures.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.
Minimum Job Requirements
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience that is related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
1 to 3 years of experience working as an international student/scholar advisor
1 to 3 years of experience in an international or multi-cultural setting
1 to 3 years of experience working in a higher education environment
1 to 3 years of experience in public speaking or teaching
Federal regulations governing non-immigrant students and visitors
The Department of Homeland Security's SEVIS system
Demonstrated ability to efficiently complete detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy
Demonstrated proficiency using software applications including databases, word processing, online calendars, email, web content management systems and internet applications
Demonstrated proficiency in using SEVIS and accurately processing data between databases
Proficiency in English and at least one additional language
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with ability to independently set priorities, coordinate and complete a number of competing assignments within established deadlines
Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to investigate, assemble, analyze, interpret, and apply information from a wide variety of sources
Special Instructions to Applicants: Cover letter should demonstrate experience related to primary duties and preferred qualifications in 700 words or less
Recommendation letters: Recommendation letters that speak specifically to the duties and responsibilities of the International Program Advisor position are welcome, but not required.
Additional Salary Information: This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.
The University of New Mexico (UNM) Global Education Office (GEO) provides leadership for UNM’s international mission in the areas of international student and scholar services, study abroad, exchange programs, intensive English language instruction and faculty and student Fulbright opportunities. GEO is involved with special international initiatives at UNM including scholarships and special progr...ams. Other GEO activities involve linking the international population with the campus and Albuquerque community, planning activities and events, assisting international students and scholars in their transition to life in New Mexico, and providing the same assistance to domestic students embarking on a study abroad experience.