The International Student Advisor is part of a team of advisors for the approximately 6000 international students at the university. The position reports to the Student Advising Manager, International Student Scholar Services, one of the units of the Office of International Affairs.
The Advisor is a Designated School Official (DSO) and has three main areas of responsibility.
Direct service to international students: Student advisors review cases and process a series of SEVIS reportable events and registration as required by immigration regulations. They guide international students on maintenance of valid non-immigrant status and retaining eligibility for a variety of benefits during or after completion of academic programs. Advisors review information for approval for travel signatures, part time permission, transfers, and letter requests. Staff chat, meet with students in individual advising appointments as well as process online immigration requests. Student advisors have scheduled front desk responsibility to help answer quick questions and direct phone calls to the appropriate staff.
Administrative/technical/compliance responsibilities in support of a U.S. Government database: Support maintenance of SEVIS compliance responsibilities by assisting the manager with reports and updates.
Deliver workshops: Deliver SEVIS/Immigration sessions for F-1 students, workshops and departmental training. Support and participate in ISSS orientation and cultural programs.
Evidence of strong organizational abilities and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced, high-volume environment
Excellent written communication skills and attention to details
Excellent customer service and public relations skills
Cross-cultural communication work experience and/or experience living/studying abroad
U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence status required by federal regulations for DSO certification.
1+ year in the field of international education
Knowledge of F-1 regulations
Knowledge of the major information sources for international educators
Knowledge of a language other than English
Internal Number: 102443
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