• Maintain institutional compliance for international students • Development and implementation of processes, guidelines and policies in adherence to the federal immigration compliance regulations by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) for the University and the international students • Dedicated advisor for all international students, with emphasis on F and J visa holders in support of institutional priorities related to student success and retention • Serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) • Serves as the liaison with government agencies, including the Student and Exchange Visitor program (SEVP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Department of State • Support SEVIS compliance and immigration practices at UNC • The ISA supports students in F and J non-immigrant status in the area of immigration regulations and SEVIS procedures related to training and employment • Offers guidance to UNC academic departments and key contacts on regulatory requirements, institutional policies, and CIE protocols • Participates in processing and data collection required by SEVIS • Advises students on Curricular Practical Training (CPT), OPT (Optional Practical Training), Academic Training (AT), program extensions and STEM extensions, among other functions • Advises students regarding obtaining social security numbers, drivers’ licenses and other critical materials • Provides counseling and advising support to international students and scholars on immigration and other ancillary matters and supports cross-cultural programming • Coordinates the application process and course enrollment for incoming visiting and exchange students and monitor their progress • Works with other CIE staff, faculty and other constituents to deepen the culture of global engagement at the University. • Develop understanding of other departmental procedures not directly related to this position so that ISA gains comprehensive understanding of the departments as a whole.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to international education, social sciences or humanities in a relevant field AND 3 years of experience working in higher education environment with direct contact to students in an advisory capacity.
Must be a US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident as required by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
About University of Northern Colorado
Founded in 1889 and tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to the success of its 13,000 students, with more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs. The university’s just-right size, expert faculty, and tradition of research and hands-on learning gives students exceptional opportunities and a personalized education.
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