ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For full consideration, all applicants should include a cover letter and resume with their application materials.
Possibility of Hybrid/Remote work.
NOTIFICATIONS UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are requiredfor Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to Policy.
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Division of Global Engagement (GE) advances the University's teaching, research and service mission by working collaboratively throughout the institution to promote global engagement and advance campus internationalization by facilitating international mobility for students and faculty. GE serves as the primary unit responsible for improving the international student experience and engagement on campus, promoting faculty engagement in international initiatives, and developing strategic partnerships abroad. GE interacts with campus leadership on strategic planning and initiatives to elevate the reputation of UCSC globally. GE units include Global Learning, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Programs and Global initiatives. For more information, please visit: https://global.ucsc.edu/
The International Student and Scholar Advisor is part of a dynamic team of professionals committed to supporting the growing international population at UC Santa Cruz, with 1,700 international students and 300 scholars representing more than 50 countries worldwide. The incumbent provides the full range of immigration services to international students and scholars on F-1 or J-1 visas, and serves as Designated School Official (DSO) for the F-1 student program, and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 exchange visitor program.
Maintains in-depth, advanced knowledge to interpret and provide guidance on federal immigration regulations as they pertain to our international students and scholars. Independently advises students and scholars and their respective departments and recommends solutions related to immigration status and overall immigration strategy. Advises staff, faculty and management on immigration and intercultural issues as they arise. Works with management to recommend changes to policies, practices and procedures with regard to UCSC international student and exchange visitor experience and programming. The International Student and Scholar Advisor ensures a smooth transition and acclimation process for our international students and scholars through participating in the planning and implementation of programming such as orientations and workshops in collaboration with the Global Programming team. Actively contributes to developing, designing, and implementing programs and systems needed to support and enrich the international students and scholar experience at UC Santa Cruz.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 11-29-2021
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: $50,600 - 75,000/Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full
Percentage of Time: 100%
Average Hours Per Week: 40
Days of the Week: Mon - Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Employee Relations Code: All Others, Not Confidential
JOB DUTIES 60% - Advises international students in F-1 and J-1 status and scholars on a wide range of immigration related matters and other support issues. Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the F-1 student visa program and as Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 exchange visitor program. Interprets complex federal immigration regulations and researches responses before providing advice to students and scholars on complex situations affecting enrollment, employment, travel, family and personal issues. These include regulations established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the Social Security Administration (SSA). Ensures that international students and scholars are familiar with the regulations and comply with them independently of and in relation to university policies and procedures. Stays abreast of promising practices in the field about policies and procedures for efficient and effective processing of visa paperwork and timely and sensitive immigration advising resulting in a high level of customer satisfaction. Evaluates customers' needs and assesses the unit's success in meeting those needs. Maintains expertise in advising on all immigrant and nonimmigrant options for UC Santa Cruz international students.
15% - Assists with data management and document production for the F-1 and J-1 population. Participates in ongoing review and improvements of processes and tools to ensure high quality service and customer satisfaction. May include H-1B petitions and documentation as appropriate.
10% - Participates in planning and implementation of international student orientation, scholar orientation, cross-cultural, social and other support programming for both students and scholars, and employment and other workshops for international students. Represents ISSS at campus-wide signature events for newly admitted students, current international students, international parents and families, international alumni, and international community.
10% - Coordinates efforts and maintains relationships with key campus stakeholders and partners abroad through outreach, training, and workshops to enhance and improve internal processes and to enhance our global network.
5% - Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Demonstrated knowledge of F-1 and J-1 visa regulations for students and/ or scholars.
Working knowledge of advising techniques in a higher education setting.
Knowledge of common computer application programs used in higher education settings.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures to improve processes and / or services to students and scholars.
Demonstrated multicultural competencies; successful experience working with international populations.
Effective written communication skills; demonstrated attention to detail.
Effective verbal communication and presentation skills.
Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and successfully work with students, scholars and campus stakeholders.
Master's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) in a higher education setting.
Experience working in database interface tools such as Sunapsis, or equivalent.
Experience working with academic departments in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of H-1B and / or other employment visa categories.
Special Conditions of Employment
A Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident to hold a DSO (Designated School Official) title in order to work in SEVIS.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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