The International Office at the University of Texas at Austin is currently looking for an AssistantSponsored and Exchange Advisor. This individual will assist in the processing and preparation of initial immigration documents for F-1 and J-1 students. Ensure university's compliance with federal regulations and keep detailed records of all processes. Provide excellent communication to international students and campus community.
This is a 3 year temporary position, subject to renewal based on funding.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Correspond and communicate with sponsored and exchange students on a variety of issues associated with their status at the university; coordinate general communications for the sponsored and exchange programs unit and disseminate communications to international students and campus constituents; participate in programs including new student check-in and orientation, intercultural programming, special topic workshops and joint programming with other campus or community entities.
Ensure consistency and accuracy with data in administrative database and SEVIS records including updates of data in the system; work closely and collaboratively with student advising section team members to ensure consistent protocol related to immigration policies and procedures. Process nominations and admission applications for reciprocal exchange students.
Provide support to overall functions of office where needed; actively support the critical priorities of ISSS and the International Office; serve on internal committees and participate in work groups to support the mission of the unit.
Serve as DHS Designated School Official (DSO) and alternate responsible officer (ARO) responsible for routine SEVIS records maintenance, I-20/DS-2019 creation, and record updates to ensure federal compliance for both the university and students; perform administrative tasks necessary to support SEVIS program compliance, including monitoring and adjudicating internally generated SEVIS compliance reports by their assigned deadlines.
Work closely with ISSS leadership, as needed, to ensure proper understanding and application of immigration regulations and university policies, taking appropriate initiative and exercising discretion within the scope of assigned duties; actively participate in the development and growth of team expertise in the laws and regulations governing international students.
Bachelor's degree and one year of related international experience. Effective problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative. Evidence of strong organizational abilities and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-volume, environment. Excellent written and attention to details skills. Ability to be diplomatic, composed and proactive in varied interactions. Excellent cross-cultural communication skills with documented experience in public speaking and delivering presentations. Excellent professional demeanor. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Commitment to high quality and efficient customer service to faculty, staff and external partners
Direct experience advising international students on F-1 and J-1 regulations in a university context.
About The University of Texas, Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and over 52,000 students.
The university’s reach goes far beyond the borders of the main campus with satellite campuses and research centers across Texas, including the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, the Marine Science Institute, the McDonald Observatory, the Montopolis Research Center and the Brackenridge tract.
With an enrollment of 11,000 students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctor’s degrees awarded annually, the graduate school is a national leader in graduate degrees awarded and one of the largest graduate schools in the nation.
More than 8,700 bachelor’s degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors.
The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students.