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Posted Job Title
International Student and Scholar Coordinator
Job Profile Title
Advisor International Programs
Job Description Summary
The International Student and Scholar Coordinator will report to ISSS Assistant Director (Client Services) and takes on many different roles including but not limited to advising and document facilitation for Pennâ™s international community. This position provides cross-functional support to advising and document processing services to our incoming and current international students and scholars.
Advise international students, scholars, faculty, and staff and Penn community in person, by phone, via email or through online chat regarding federal immigration and employment regulations, Penn resources, and personal/cultural matters.
Supervise shipping from ISSS. Administer F and J programs as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO).
Process I-20s and DS-2019s for international students.
Act as an ISSS liaison for Penn Departments to ensure the government agency reporting requirement such as health insurance, verification component, or any relevant position update for visiting scholars, employee or faculty are done properly.
Process DS-2019 for international scholars/visitors.
Provide information on regulations or policies related to nonimmigrant status (such as F-1, J-1 H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1 and Bs, etc).
Facilitate the University in applications/communications with federal, state, and local agencies, including Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, PENNDOT, Social Security Administration. Provide frontline customer service support.
Create, revise, and review written communications, including handouts, forms, web pages, social media and letters related to regulatory changes, advising and programs.
Participates in and supports ISSS programming such as orientation, Penn Global Week, Graduation Reception etc.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required with two to three years of directly related work experience in an international office setting or equivalent combination of education and experience. Immigration knowledge and demonstrated experience working with SEVIS and immigration regulations pertaining to F-1, J-1, and basic understanding of H-1B, Permanent Residence, TN, E-3, O-1, B-1/B-2, etc. Demonstrated ability to learn and understand ever-changing complex federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to foreign nationals and effectively communicate to others. Ability to work efficiently with students, faculty, university administrators, and government officials. Excellent customer service skills, and interpersonal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Ability to multitask, meet urgent deadlines, and adapt to changing demands and priorities. Ability to work independently as well as contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team. U.S. federal regulations require an ARO and DSO to be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
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Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00006088
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.