This position is responsible for the review, processing, and certification of students requesting an F-1 student visa. This position is also responsible for assisting the Coordinator of International Student Services and the Director of Admissions with ensuring that international students understand the Enrollment process, USCIS Student visa regulations, as well as those that pertain to J1 and B1/B2 requesting change of status. This position will respond to requests from the College and USCIS regarding enrollment status and/or legal status of students enrolled on F-1 Student visas at BCCC.
Must have extensive knowledge of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services F-1 student visa regulations and laws
Must stay abreast of legislation and regulatory changes as they pertain to F-1 student visa status
Must be competent in the use of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Database (SEVIS)
Supervise the issuance and maintenance of F-1 visas
Ensure appropriate advising to international students; communicate and educate campus staff and faculty on F-1 visa federal regulations
Monitor international students’ academic progress in order to comply with current and new USCIS regulations and tracking system compliance
Assist Coordinator with necessary interventions with USCIS and US Department of State and other government agencies as problems arise with students
Complete USCIS reports as required
Serve as liaison between the College and USCIS, US DOS, and USICE regarding persons on student visa
Assist students with all USCIS application processes for obtaining or maintaining student status for enrollment (Examples: change of visa status, transfer procedures, legal USCIS reinstatement procedures, extension of stay).
Plan and execute informational workshops of specific interest to international students (Employment options, Taxes, Social Security, etc.)
Must have broad knowledge of USCIS regulation pertaining to change of students for several visa types including B1/B2, J1, J2, H1, H1b, and H4 that are common at BCCC
Advise the International Student’s Club
Assist Coordinator of International Student Services with the development, implementation, and facilitation of multicultural workshops and events that promote diversity and inclusion
Seek innovative uses of technological advances to enhances services
Respond to the most sensitive requests for information and complaints
Serve on a variety of college committees
Assist with the Admissions Office with data entry, application processing for the general population as needed
Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct
Participates with Commencement planning and/or activities
Maintains membership and active participation in professional organizations (ie NAFSA)
Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of college policies, procedures, structure and services offered
Demonstrated skills in the principles and practices of supervision, management, and problem solving
Knowledge of college admission requirements
Knowledge of advising and registration procedures
Knowledge of a windows operating system
Effective communication skills for a team oriented environment
Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
Ability to supervise, motivate, and encourage productivity
Knowledge of professional protocol
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Bachelor’s degree required
Ability to maintain an established work schedule
Ability to plan, direct, and control areas of responsibility
Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to communicate effectively with students of diverse backgrounds
Effective interpersonal skills appropriate for veterans and a multilingual, international community
Effective counseling skills to assist students with academic and personal concerns
A keen sense of attention to detail
Ability to comply with both federal and college policies, procedures, and mandates
At Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) we meet students where they are through personal attention with the support of dedicated faculty. Each year we educate more than 15,000 students from Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the world.
BCCC is a State-sponsored, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with five learning sites in Baltimore City. We offer 29 associate degree pro...grams and 16 certifications in high-demand fields, affordable tuition and flexible classes scheduled to meet students’ needs.
At BCCC students receive the quality education and specialized training critical to get good jobs, to transfer to four year institutions and to upgrade or acquire new skills to stay competitive in today’s changing marketplace.
The College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division serves more than 8,000 students seeking new skills and personal growth. BCCC offers General Educational Development for students seeking high school diplomas, English as a Second Language instruction and Adult Basic Education to strengthen literary skills.
BCCC welcomes everyone who wants to enrich their lives through education and the pursuit of new skills.