The ISA advises international students and/or scholars regarding immigration, personal and cultural adjustment, and university processes and policies. International student advisers are responsible for understanding, interpreting, explaining and applying federal immigration regulations pertaining to international students and scholars and for directly updating and maintaining the US government's SEVIS database of international student and scholar records. ISAs also have responsibility to assist with one or more of the following specific areas: orientation, programming and student club advising, J Scholar Program, or Sponsored Student Program.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN15673B, Office for Global Engagement
COMPENSATION: $31,600 to $36,000/year. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, retirement and health plan options.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, Mo-Fri 8-5 with occasional weekends and evenings for special events.
Advise international students and scholars regarding immigration, cultural, interpersonal, and/or educational issues, and assist students in identifying& accessing other resources as needed. Proactively identify and resolve serious and complex issues related to immigration laws, crisis situations, educational and interpersonal needs while maintaining sensitivity to diverse cultures and language ability.
Serve as a member of the University of Utah Designated School Official and /or Responsible Officer team, updating and maintaining SEVISrecords to preserve university compliance with federal immigration laws and requirements and assign student/scholar benefits.
Assist with developing and communicating office and university policies and procedures pertaining to international students and scholars.
Conduct outreach to disseminate information on immigration and other international student/scholar related topics on campus; plan and conduct related workshops and seminars for the campus community.
Serve as a member of one or more pan-office teams: web team, orientation team, assessment team, professional development team, etc.
Supervise one or more peer advisers.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years' directly related experience or equivalency required. Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred. Applicants must be US citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, per federal regulations for SEVIS Designated School Officials.
PREFERENCES: Master's degree in a related field and 2 years' experience as a DSO, PDSO, RO or ARO and knowledge of USCIS regulations pertaining to F and J visa holders. Ability to communicate with students in one or more languages in addition to English. Experience living or working outside the United States.
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SYSTEM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS JOB:
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, retirement and health plan options.
About University of Utah Office for Global Engagement
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