Perform duties of a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) in order to ensure SEVIS and immigration compliance for all WSU international students.
Liaise with government agencies, including the Student and Exchange Visitor program (SEVP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Department of State.
Interpret F-1 and J-1 visa regulations to ensure compliance, and provide counseling and advising support to international students and scholars on immigration related matters, and other support issues.
Maintain institutional records and create and routinely update information for each international student within the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and interpret immigration regulation for F and J non-immigrant status.
Advise students and scholars on international travel and re-entry into the U.S. and assist students in collecting proper travel documentation
Advise students to obtain F-1/J-1 immigration benefits such as CPT/OPT /STEM extensions and Academic Training as outlined in the regulations, and process I-20s and DS-2019s as required.
Advise and monitor students who are on OPT and CPT and ensure compliance to SEVIS regulations while on OPT.
Collaborate with the Social Security Administration to ensure international students working on campus are issued social security numbers and advise students on their rights and responsibilities.
Serve as a campus resource on immigration regulations, policies and practices to faculty and staff.
Select, train, support, monitor, and coordinate with other Designated School Officials (DSOs) on campus.
Report changes in SEVIS in a timely manner and file proper documentation.
Inform international students of changes in immigration regulations as they occur.
Prepare and deliver workshops about CPT/OPT and other off-campus employment open to international students.
2. Incoming Visiting/Exchange Student Coordinator
Coordinate the application process and course enrollment for incoming visiting and exchange students.
Communicate information across the University about the incoming exchange program, track enrollment trends, and maintain knowledge of university agreements and exchange balances.
Disseminate detailed admission criteria to partner institutions, including advising exchange partners on admission requirements, major restrictions, and all other components.
Determine if partner nominations comply with university guidelines and procedures and judge which applications require special consideration.
Identify inbound exchange students experiencing cross-cultural, personal, or financial stress, and assist students with accessing appropriate community services and resources to help prevent and mitigate those issues.
Function as a designated academic advisor for international exchange students, assisting them in gaining an understanding of and adhering to university policies and procedures.
3. Serve as campus expert on international student and faculty immigration compliance.
Serve as a resource for the campus on F-1 (student), J-1 (faculty) or H1B (faculty) immigration regulations on WSU-Winona and Rochester campuses
Coordinate monthly visits to WSU-Rochester campus to meet with students and faculty
Conduct and/or participate in faculty and staff trainings on immigration compliance.
Collaborate with Human Resources on visiting international faculty or probational international faculty appointments.
4. Other duties necessary to attain initiatives, such as:
Participate in strategic international recruitment and enrollment planning.
Collect and analyze data for fiscal and administrative reports and to ensure timely institutional compliance with Federal regulatory reporting requirements.
Participate in external outreach, networking, and professional engagement activities. Attend local, regional, and national conferences, and serve on committees and boards as appointed.
Serve as specialist and advisor for other state and regional campuses.
Note: Some evening or weekend assignments occur.
A Master's degree in a relevant field and a minimum two (2) years of experience in Program administration in an international education office working with international students, and with direct experience of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) OR
A Bachelor's degree with a minimum five (5) years of experience as a DSO or PDSO in U.S. higher education.
Knowledge of F and J immigration regulations and experience in interpreting and applying the appropriate federal immigration regulations to student cases
Knowledge of Minnesota regulations as they pertain to international students and scholars
Knowledge and experience with SEVIS database
Skills with Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel Access, and Outlook.
Multicultural and cross-cultural sensitivity and a firm grasp of world geography.
Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of constituents, including faculty, students, colleagues, administrators, parents, and program partners.
Experience in a higher education setting
Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills.
Flexibility, ability to work independently, and eagerness to work in a team environment in a fast-paced office.
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About WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.
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