Advertised Employing Department: International Students and Scholars Office
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The International Students and Scholars Office at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Coordinator I (International Student Adviser). This position will advise and counsel international students regarding immigration regulations, personal issues, cultural adjustment, financial concerns, and university procedures. Other position responsibilities include teaching the International First-Year Experience Seminar; serving as a liaison to ISU departments and outside agencies; serving as an office emergency contact on a rotating basis; accurately managing the legal immigration status of international students; and making inquiries to U.S. government agencies.
In addition, this position will assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of immigration and administrative policies and procedures; facilitate cross-cultural education through collaboration and interactions; and provide educational/informative programming throughout each semester.
The successful candidate will have the ability to problem-solve; work with diverse cultural, social, and international populations; respond effectively to unexpected situations; exercise independent judgment; and possess effective written and oral communication skills.
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) provides immigration and cross-cultural expertise within a welcoming and supportive environment for international student and scholars throughout their university experience. ISSO is charged with maintenance of legal immigration status for the university’s international population. ISSO is the only unit at Iowa State University authorized to provide immigration documents to and file immigration benefit applications for the university’s nearly 5,000 international students, postdoctoral research associates, faculty, staff, and exchange visitors.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience which demonstrates an understanding of U.S. academic processes Experience working in a university international education office or similar environment Experience which demonstrates familiarity with U.S. immigration regulations and procedures, particularly for F-1 and J-1 students Experience planning and delivering students programs and/or teaching courses Experience studying or living abroad
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.