The advisor will work collaboratively with all members of the college and the community to support international students through inquiry enrollment and student engagement to completion and transfer. The international advisor will also serve as the Designated School Official for the college, maintain and comply with SEVIS regulations. The advisor performs a wide-range of duties to meet the needs of international students on maintaining lawful status, granting immigration benefits, resolving status violations and advising prospective and current students about the student visa process.
SEVP/SEVIS REPORTING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Serve as an authorized Designated School Official (DSO) for the F-1 visa program (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System) database
Provide SEVIS and functional support for international students including but not limited to SEVIS record maintenance, internal audits, and federally-mandated registration and reporting each term at LSC campuses as needed
Review and determine eligibility of prospective students and grant documents necessary to maintain F1 status
Advise international students and their dependents on maintaining lawful status through continuous education on regulations, policies and procedures
Develop instructions/handbook for students to apply for federal benefits- change of status, reinstatements, CPT, OPT etc.
Process F-1 applications
Responsible for student compliance with the LSC F-1 Student Health Insurance Requirement
Handle critical aspects of the cross-college operation, and various SEVIS (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System) processes to ensure that the international student services are appropriately supported
Monitor academic and graduation progress of international students
Manage confidential paper and electronic files in accordance with university, FERPA, USCIS, DHS, and DOS regulations
Responsible for on-going data maintenance and integrity in SEVIS, PeopleSoft, and I-STAR
Provide systemic support for a year-round office that works with students, faculty, staff, and dependents in Lone Star College including back up support for fellow DSO’s as needed
Responsible for other related duties as assigned
STUDENT ADVISING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Serve as primary mentor for international students
Collaborate with academic departments and international faculty advisors to ensure international student acclimation to campus and the community
Assist with International Programs procedures related to international faculty, visiting scholars, and staff
Serve as an advocate for international students creating multicultural awareness on campus
Plan, organize and implement a wide variety of student events including but not limited to cultural and diversity programming
Overseeing international student emissaries in collaboration with faculty advisors
Act as official liaison between International Programs and its respective constituencies to provide important information regarding student status, academic, and campus engagement
Work collaboratively with other departments such as student activity, ESOL, and programs, to help achieve our collective student experiences
Plans required orientation for new F-1 students each semester
May be required to advise international students on academic and graduation plans as well as Honors advising as part of a collaborative office
Engage international students to every college opportunities such as student government, Honors College, student clubs and community volunteerism
Responsible for other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence is required for certification as a DSO and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) by the federal government
Transportation between LSC campuses and centers required
How to Apply:
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY!
We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.
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