The International Student Advisor will advise J-1 international students/scholars and F-1 students on immigration, personal, academic, and cross-cultural matters. The advisor serves as a part of the core team administering MSU's Exchange Visitor Program; this includes: serving as an Alternate Responsible Officer for the J visa program and assisting with SEVIS compliance; reviewing J-1 visa applications for new or continuing Exchange Visitors; working as an overall part of a team to support international students and scholars. The advisor will interact frequently, conduct outreach, and train MSU academic units seeking to host J-1 Exchange Visitors. Please note that U.S. Government Regulations require Alternate Responsible Officers and Designated School Officials to hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Advise international students and scholars on immigration, personal, academic, and cross-cultural matters
Assist with MSU's compliance process with SEVIS including assisting with SEVIS database management for record keeping, reporting, and overall compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations
Serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the Exchange Visitor visa program and a Designated School Official (DSO) for the F student visa program
Assist with immigration programming and outreach
Assist with support of the International Sponsored Student Program
Perform other duties as assigned and works as an overall part of a team to support international students and scholars.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing one or two years of post-bachelor degree work in Education and Guidance Counseling with relevant course work in English, a Foreign Language and/or International Studies; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in international student/scholar advising, a familiarity with immigration regulations and proficiency in a foreign language; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A masters degree from an accredited institution with significant international experience that may include studying, living or working abroad, or interacting with international students; significant experience interpreting F and J visa regulations; two years experience advising international students/scholars; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated experience working as part of a team; experience in a service-oriented work environment.
Required Application Materials
Resume and cover letter
Bidding Eligibility ends on 12/11/2018 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 549289
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