Job Requisition Number: 23974. 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.
This position exists to ensure that international scholars have successful educational and personal experiences. Working under the general supervision of the Lead Scholar Advisor, this position Involves a wide range of scholar services duties and responsibilities. Use knowledge of government regulations to advise non-immigrant international scholars about federal and state regulations so that they maintain their status and are able to follow U.S. laws and regulations. Ensure that the institution remains in compliance with regard to the same regulations through the provision of advising, document production, and reporting events to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
• Advises international scholars (and their families) 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 an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to federal programs governing the support of international scholars. Analyze and interpret data for production of visa documents for scholars (and dependents) as needed. Provide support for scholar state and federal compliance. Utilize complex database systems to facilitate document production. • Immigration Advising: Advise international scholars, campus staff and faculty about procedures, policies and regulations related to all types of nonimmigrant status that can be used by international visiting scholars (and their dependents) at the University. General Advising: Provide assistance to scholars on matters related to personal adjustment, academic issues, financial concerns, and a variety of personal matters. • Plans, designs, and presents workshops and other programs for scholars’ enrichment and to disseminate information as needed. Conducts orientations for new international scholars. on a variety of matters related to their stay at UC-Berkeley. Provide campus staff training on an on-going basis. • Participates in discussions and planning meetings to execute business processes that support scholar services and 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 Degree or equivalent of experience • Knowledge of immigration-related laws, and Department of Homeland Security, Department of State regulations and procedures. • Must meet regulatory eligibility to be an ARO. • Experience advising in a University setting in a related field. • 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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