Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Sat Mar 13 2021 Job Description:
Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Accurately maintain all aspects of international student immigration records and files in the Terra Dotta SEVIS batching and student record system
Maintain current and up-to date knowledge of immigration laws, regulations, and policies
Advise international students regarding immigration and immigration related issues
Issue visa documents
Coordinate with other campus departments such as Graduate, Undergraduate Admission, Career Connections, and the Registrar to ensure a positive student experience from admissions through graduation
Coordinate student applications for work authorization
Participate in international student orientation sessions and other immigration related programming and workshops
Support the International Center with programming and student support initiatives
Perform other related duties as assigned
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to meet U.S. Department of Homeland Security requirements for Designated School Officials
Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in higher education, international education, or another related field preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, able to balance priorities and take initiative, reliable and resourceful
High commitment to providing exceptional customer service
Demonstrated intercultural competency; commitment to student service and ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and university representatives from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Strong technical skills and analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to improve and develop office processes
A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within Clark's diverse communities
One to three years of work experience in immigration advising and immigration document processing or experience in an educational setting performing international student/scholar international student recruitment or international student admissions. Experience in higher education preferred.
Experience in student information systems and SEVIS batching systems such as Terra Dotta or an expressed interest in learning those skills
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.