Serves as a designated school official (DSO). Advises international students and processes a variety of documents to ensure compliance with federal immigration regulations. Advises international students on matters of personal and cultural adjustment.
Processes immigration documents and student requests for F1 students in a timely and accurate manner while maintaining data integrity and solid record keeping. Advising international students on immigration and academic issues. Advises international students on matters of personal and cultural adjustment. Advising may occur in person, on the phone or via email. Responsible for advising and processing of more complex case work including but limited to: Reinstatements, employment bases applications, internships, and others. May work with specialized populations or cohorts.
Maintain communication with various departments including: Health Center, New Maverick Orientation, Academic Departments as well as government agencies such as USCIS, SEVP, SSN office, DMV office, and ICE.
Presents information regarding immigration regulations, employment regulations, campus resources, cultural adjustment, and campus technology to large groups of students.
Work alongside Graduate Office and ELI office regarding students enrolled in GESP (Graduate English Skills Program), to update exceptions page in PeopleSoft to reflect the number of hours they are enrolled.
Assists with training of junior International Education Advisors. Assists with campus community outreach regarding F-1 status requirements.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of one (1) year of experience in immigration advising. Preferably in an academic setting and working with F-1 students. Must be able to process and advise immigration casework. Customer service driven with the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and a sensitivity of students' needs. Must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident as required by the US Department of Homeland Security to serve as a designed school official.
Master's degree, three (3) years of DSO experience. Experience working or living abroad.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 11362
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.