The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Dickinson College is a long-recognized and award-winning leader in global education and study abroad with unique strengths at the intersection of global and intercultural learning and diversity, equity and inclusion. It is the only two-time winner of NAFSA's Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, regarded as the pinnacle of achievements in global education. Dickinson is a nationally recognized liberal-arts college chartered in 1783 in Carlisle, Pa. The highly selective college is home to 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world.
The Coordinator/Advisor is a part of the Center for Global Study & Engagement's (CGSE) team which provides high-quality services and programming for an overall population of roughly 300 international students and about 30 scholars and international visitors each year. The position also provides advising on immigration by serving as a Designated School Official (DSO) as well as on adjustment and cultural integration, housing support and other services for matriculating and exchange international students and scholars. Additionally, this position contributes to the overall inclusion and equity initiatives and programming in the CGSE across Education Abroad and International Student and Scholar Services.
Essential duties include:
Advise international students and give guidance on immigration, navigating campus and the community, adjustment issues. Coordinate logistics for international student, exchange student and scholar on-boarding and orientation as well as on-going advising including responding to issues and crisis.
Manage administrative/technical/compliance responsibilities in support of SEVIS, the Department of Homeland Security web-based system, Student and Exchange Visitor Information System – collecting and updating information for I-20 and DS-2019 forms
Collaborate with key campus and external stakeholders in support of international population and inclusivity efforts such as the US Army War College, Residence Life, Student Life, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Registrar's Office, Student Accounts, Financial Operations, staff and partners abroad, etc.
Coordinate and deliver activities, events, and programs designed to support education abroad and international students and CGSE global/intercultural learning and diversity, equity and inclusion priorities. This includes international and all-student orientations, intercultural study abroad predeparture orientations and training, global ambassador trainings and scholarship advising.
Create, maintain and revise office publications and communications related to international/study abroad population (print, online and social media).
Advise on employment authorization and process OPT and CPT applications. Provide verification letters for agencies such as the DMV and Social Security administration; Provide letters of invitation for student family members.
Participate in selected College committees. Communicate with partner institutions and faculty to coordinate admissions of exchange students and summer programs. May serve as an Alternate School Official in support of our J-1 visa holders.
Department: Center for Global Study & Engagemnt
Required: Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of related work experience.
Master's degree in a related field
Excellent communication and intercultural skills
Experience supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
Experience working in SEVIS
Ability to work as part of a highly effective team
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.