Reports to: Director, Office of International Students and Scholars
The immigration specialist is responsible for the management of student’s immigration documents, immigration advising, supporting international student travel logistics, assisting with new student orientations, and other general matters. This position serves as a designated school official (DSO) as authorized by the US Department of Homeland Security and will play a role in international student orientations, workshops, and extracurricular activities.
Advises on travel, immigration documents, and other state or federal documents
Assists F-1 students in understanding their legal rights and responsibilities
Ensures adherence to immigration regulations, provides timely responses to questions, and facilitates judicious processing of applications for immigration benefits
Ensures compliance with Optional Practical Training and Curricular Practical Training regulations
Develops and implements immigration workshops and training for international students
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of 1 year of experience working in international student services, ESL teaching, student counseling or academic advisement required
U.S citizenship or lawful permanent residency required
Master's degree in higher education, international affairs, or related field preferred
Experience working with the Student Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS) preferred
How to Apply: Please submit an online application, resume/cv, and cover letter through Lindenwood University's career opportunities website. Lindenwood University is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: R0005059
About Lindenwood University
Founded in 1827, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Nestled amid the beautiful linden trees, our historic 500-acre campus is situated in the heart of St. Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis.
We offer more than 200 degree programs to more than 16,000 students through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative liberal arts curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. We believe that education is the way to personal freedom and responsibility, which are the keystones of any democracy. We have a liberal arts heritage that dates back nearly 200 years. In that time, we have learned how to educate in a way that helps each student become an enlightened, principled citizen of a global community.
Lindenwood is an independent institution firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values. Those values include belief in an ordered, purposeful universe, the dignity of work, the worth and integrity of the individual, the obligations and privileges of citizenship, and the primacy of truth.
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.