Reporting to the Assistant Director, Undergraduate Careers and Experiential Opportunities, the International Student Career Coordinator provides internship, visa, and professional development advisement and support to the international student community at The New School. As a Designated School Official (DSO), the Coordinator advises and provides guidance to F-1 and J-1 students related to their internships, immigration regulations and university policies. Prepares and issues all the necessary immigration documents needed for off-campus employment. Works directly with the State Department, US Department of Homeland Security, consular officers, and immigration officials on matters relating to non-immigrant foreign students as needed. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ● Liaises with the Office of International Student Services and Scholars (ISSS) and provides guidance to international students on Curricular Practical Training (CPT). ● Oversees and maintains all international students' records related to their internships. ● Meets one on one with international students to provide career guidance and advise on internships. ● Builds relationships with key stakeholders to increase internships for international students. ● Designs marketing materials for employers to establish recruiting partnerships. ● Guides students to assist with maintaining their legal status and evaluating immigration documents and academic records to determine students' eligibility for off-campus employment (Curricular Practical Training). ● Manage career services events calendar and promote events in collaboration with the Employer Relations Coordinator. ● Resolve any conflicts and employer/intern issues. ● Communicates with staff, faculty, students and employers about internships and CPT policies and regulations. ● Processes all CPT requests for students participating in internships outside of the university. ● Coordinates workshops and events to educate students on CPT regulations and promote the professional success of international students. ● Expands and participates in professional development initiatives for international students. ● Develop informational and educational material for students. ● Manages all email, phone and in-person inquiries from international students about their CPT status and internships policies ● Communicates with employers, faculty and staff about internship policies and regulations ● Interprets and adheres to government regulations, university policies, procedures and practices. ● Collaborates with staff, schools, departments and outside organizations (including vendors) to plan events. ● Refers students to the appropriate campus and community resources as needed ● Complies with federal SEVIS reporting and data management requirements ● Establishes a professional presence on campus and in the field through partnerships and associations; and participates in education conferences and meetings.
Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years experience in a fast-paced and service oriented environment.
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences
Stellar organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects both independently and as part of a team
Strong attention to detail
Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer applications
Knowledge of international student policy in regards to higher education
Master's Degree Experience with career management systems and SEVIS
Internal Number: 16735
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