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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
The Berkeley International Office functions to ensure that all visiting international students and scholars have successful academic and personal experiences during their stay at UC Berkeley. We provide advising on matters related to a wide array of federal regulations, academic procedures, personal adjustment, and career development. We also support a wide array of academic units through visa processing for students, scholars, staff, and faculty.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 8, 2021
The position provides advising to international students, serves as a resource for the campus regarding international student on F and J status, and assist with federally mandated compliance requirements related to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). The position ensures that international students have successful educational and personal experiences at UC Berkeley through appropriate advocacy, advising and programmatic support.
Academic Advising: Provides advice and assistance to students on academic and degree progress towards completion of study; alternative academic options, resolve scheduling conflicts, and similar issues in relation to federal regulatory requirements.
Immigration Advising: Advise international students, campus staff and faculty about procedures, policies and regulations related to all types of nonimmigrant status that can be used by international students at the University. This information will be dispensed in person or electronically.
Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to federal programs governing the support of international students. Analyze and interpret data for production of visa documents for new student and continuing students as needed. Communicates with students on pre-arrival procedures.
Orientations and Events: Conducts orientations of new international students Advises international students and their dependents on a variety of matters related to their stay at UC-Berkeley. Coordinates and implements non-complex events that support the educational, cultural and social needs of the students. Assists in the planning and implementation of complex events.
Financial Aid: Participates in the processing, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options. Assess students financial ability to sustain their academic objectives.
Career Counseling: Advises department/college/school students on employment preparation, timelines and regulatory requirements. Organizes and presents workshops related to employment. Refers students to campus Career Center and other resources on campus.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Knowledge of common computer application programs and pertinent databases.
Knowledge of or the ability to gain knowledge of University processes and procedures.
An ability to gain an understanding of University rules and regulations.
Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations; experience working or living in a cross-cultural setting.
Skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking.
Ability in problem identification, reasoning.
Ability to multi-task, verbal communication, written communication, organization.
Knowledge of federal regulations as they pertain to international students and scholars
Basic understanding of federal rules and regulations impacting international students (including SEVIS)
Eligibility to serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) with federal agencies
Master's degree in related field preferably in the area of student personnel administration and/or equivalent years experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
We are hiring for 2 full-time, career positions. Hourly range is $28.74 - $31.13. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.