The International Student Services office at the University of South Carolina provides immigration and advising support to the international student population of the University and offers a variety of programs for the campus community. The Accelerator Programs (AP) Incoming Student Coordinator is a position with unique outreach functions to newly admitted international students in the Accelerator Programs, assisting with information required for visa processing for entry to the U.S. and enrollment at the University. This person is a key communicator regarding newly admitted IAP (International Accelerator Program) and MAP (Masters Accelerator Program) students, working extensively with IAP, Undergraduate Admissions, English Programs for Internationals, and other offices at USC. The ideal candidate will have facility in working with diverse cultures and will enjoy applying detailed attention and organization to the task of data management and reporting.
Serves as primary contact for incoming accelerator program international students. Liaises with government agencies, the International Accelerator Program, Undergraduate Admissions, the Graduate School, and the English Programs for Internationals.
Reviews IAP vetted documents of admitted Accelerator Program international students; maintains an orderly electronic filing system and manages data on new students; serves as a DSO for USC Columbia and the English Programs for Internationals, entering data into the SEVIS database and issuing immigration documents for incoming IAP/MAP, as well as pre-sessional students in F-1 statuses.
Provides guidance and suggestions to IAP Admissions teams on processes and systems directly related to immigration to ensure efficiency and compliance
Manages SEVIS transfers, issues degree-seeking I-20s for progressing IAP/MAP students, registers SEVIS records for IAP/MAP students at the beginning of each term, and updates IAP/MAP I-20s as needed. Attends and presents at orientations and workshops to help facilitate these processes. Helps facilitate the check-in process for students by providing guidance on processes.
Develops reports on newly admitted international students in IAP/MAP and provides data on document issuance and progression. Provides other data on new international students as needed. Facilitates billing for IAP/MAP students. Maintains accurate records, templates, and financial estimates for all IAP programs.
Verifies lawful presence of international students using the federal SAVE database in compliance with South Carolina legislation.
Participates in the programs and initiatives of the office, providing staff coverage and support as needed
Master’s degree in Student Services or related field, or bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience.
U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency status
Fluency in MS Word; working knowledge of Excel and other Office software applications
Strong communication skills (listening, speaking, writing) and problem-solving abilities to work with diverse faculty/staff clientele and international student population of a predominantly non-native English speaking population; sensitivity to the diverse traditions, perspectives, and concerns of international students
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and thoroughness in checking completed work
Approachable work demeanor; team-oriented attitude
Previous DSO Experience is highly desired
Internal Number: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/pos
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