Director of International Student & Scholar Services
Location: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 955
The Director of International Student & Scholar Services manages the day-to-day operations of international student and scholar services, especially related to immigration advising and student programming activities for the campus community, including students, international faculty, and visiting language instructors and researchers.
Manages immigration services for nonimmigrant students and assists with employees / scholars immigration advising including maintaining current and accurate information on Department of Homeland Security regulations and procedures.
Serve as the Primary Designated School Official for F-1 nonimmigrant students and Alternate Responsible Officer for J-1 nonimmigrant students.
Responsible for orientation, counseling, cultural and social programming needs of international students.
Advise international students and scholars on academics, employment, federal regulations, campus policies etc.
Track and maintain incoming international student applicant files.
Manage pre-arrival planning and communication (including acceptance packet mailings) with new international students.
Enter new international student information in campus Datatel system and coordinate with appropriate on-campus offices to incept new students (Registrar, Residential Life, Academic Support Services, etc.), including liaising with academic departments to process advance registration for incoming exchange students.
Maintains communication links and network with overseas program advisors and directors. Assists the Dean with exchange partner relations including tracking exchange balances.
Coordinates with Offices of Marketing and Enrollment for international students including possible recruitment visits combined with site visit travel.
Supervises the Friendship Family Program and other international student programs and activities.
Assists the Dean with assessment implementation of assessment and related reporting for international students and scholars.
Serves on relevant committees that pertain to international student life/advocacy.
Other duties as assigned in support of the Dean.
Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us...
Bachelor's degree required and at least five-years' experience working in an international education office. Master's Degree preferred in a related field and at least 2 years' experience working in an international education office.
Requires ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Experience in an educational administrative office setting, with strong written and oral communication skills and PC-based office software, especially databases, web page editing and Datatel.
Must have knowledge and experience working in Student Exchange Visitor Information System, SEVIS. Must continue to develop a working knowledge of federal immigration rules and regulations, specifically with F and J visa regulations and SEVIS functionality.
Must be a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States of America and have a valid U.S. Driver's license.
Founded in 1876, Juniata College is a cohesive community of interesting, inquisitive, hardworking, and fun individuals who think deeply about who we are meant to be. The College has a strong reputation for excellent academics, personal attention, and state-of-the-art technological resources. Juniata students enjoy small classes, a challenging, flexible curriculum, collaborative student-faculty relationships, countless chances to learn by doing, and a lively campus offering lots to do and great new friends.