Job Requisition Number: 23734. The Berkeley International Office functions to ensure that all visiting international students and scholars have successful academic and personal experiences during their stay at UC-Berkeley. We provide advising on matters related to a wide array of federal regulations, academic procedures, personal adjustment, and career development. We also support a wide array of academic units through visa processing for students, scholars, staff, and faculty.
Under the general supervision of the Director, this position has responsibility for and assisting with federally mandated compliance requirements related to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) including production of visa documents for all new degree seeking students, EAP students and summer session students, and J-1 scholars. The incumbent will be providing advising to international students and scholars, planning and organizing workshops, engaging in outreach activities to support international student life, and serving as a resource for the campus regarding international students and scholars.
• Advises international students and scholars and campus staff about procedures, policies and regulations related to all types of nonimmigrant status that can be used by international students and scholars at the University. • Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to federal programs governing the support of international students. Analyze and interpret data for production of visa documents for students as needed. Provide support for student and scholar state and federal compliance. • Conducts orientation sessions for new international students and scholars. Advises international students and scholars on a variety of matters related to their stay at UC-Berkeley. Coordinates and implements events that support the educational, cultural and social needs of students. • Advises students on employment preparation, timelines and regulatory requirements. Organizes and presents workshops related to employment. Refers students to campus resources. • Participates in the processing, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options. Assess students and scholars’ financial ability to sustain their academic objectives. • Provides advice and assistance to students on academic and degree progress towards completion of study; alternative academic options, resolve scheduling conflicts, and similar issues in relation to federal regulatory requirements. • Serves as a liaison with other campus units on specific projects and initiatives • Serves on campus and departmental committees as needed. • Assume other duties as assigned.• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required. • Knowledge of immigration-related laws, and Department of Homeland Security, Department of State regulations and procedures. • Must meet regulatory eligibility to be a DSO/ARO. • Familiarity with a college environment through direct work experience in order to advise and direct, students, staff, instructors and the general public effectively. • Strong computer skills. • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. • Strong analytical/problem-solving and organizational skills. • Cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. • Experience working with international clients.
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