Responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, and integrity of the Department of Homeland Security Immigration documents issued to both prospective and current international students and scholars.
Student & scholar advising:
Meet with students/scholars to assist them with maintaining their legal immigration status, counsel, and advise on cross-cultural adjustment and personal issues related to living and studying in a new environment. Stay abreast of US federal regulations affecting international students and process appropriate documents as defined by law. Keep students apprised of current immigration regulations, requirements, and cross-cultural issues. Process requests/changes to student/scholar I-20/DS-2019. Assist students/scholars on change of visa status. Provide advocacy for international students/scholars on the campus and in community forums. Assist in the internationalization of the university and community. Assist in programming to integrate international student/scholars in campus and community life. Provide backup for other advisors in event of absence.
International student, scholar communication, and education system:
Assist with developing bi-weekly presentations and workshops on such vital topics as Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), new immigration regulations and campus-wide training sessions regarding Department of Homeland Security developments or crises. Implement a systematic program of identification and education for all National Security Entry/Exit Registration System (NSEERS) participants. Work toward continuous improvement. Compose and disseminate timely communications regarding new immigration requirements.
Coordinate and interface with faculty regarding international student/scholar issues such as reduced enrollment, completion of a degree program, extension of degree program, departmental FTE and other funding awards. Provide accurate and professional level immigration advice to academic advisors regarding their international students'/scholars' visa status.
Assist with study abroad program:
Handle immigration processes for student exchange/study abroad students/programs.
Assist in the development and implementation of new programs and processes as needed.
Represent Office of International Affairs in various committees and meeting which impact International students/scholars. Represent Office of International Affairs at student group meetings and events.
Assist with implementing and evaluating support and referral network for international students/scholars.
Facilitate difficult student situations (ie, work with student affairs regarding students having temporary extreme difficulties).
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Experience with implementing rules and regulations.
Program planning experience.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
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The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim's educational experience or the overall campus environment.
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