1. Provides advice and guidance primarily to the F-1 and J-1 international student and scholar community with respect to the maintenance of legal immigration status and employability at the university and beyond (graduating students). Monitor, report and establish work authorizations. Advise individuals as well as provide group presentations on student regulations and responsibilities. 2. Serves as a resource to a school-based international student and/or scholar population, customizing services and regulatory compliance to meet needs specific to that unit. 3. Serves as a DHS authorized Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer. 4. Develops and maintains in-depth and current knowledge of U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of State regulations as relevant to the specific academic setting. Use this knowledge, to make recommendations for updates to current policies and guidelines. 5. Works closely with student affairs and school-based staff, and/or administrative units and scholar service offices throughout the university to ensure needs of particular school populations are well-served by OISS services and programs. 6. Creates and maintains relationships with students and faculty through good customer service, remaining approachable and knowledgeable. This can include providing general support for non-immigration related issues, to support acclimation to a new community. 7. Develops short- and long-term strategies for exemplary international student and scholar advising, including innovative use of technology, assessment and enhancement of current models and deliverance of outstanding service. 8. Cultivates a professional presence on campus and in the field through local and national partnerships and associations. Participates in regional and national international education conferences and meetings. 9. Contributes to major projects and programs. Has primary responsibility for at least two major programs each semester which enrich the community or innovate an OISS business process. 10. Innovate OISS business processes and maximizing the potential of case management and software. 11. May perform other duties as assigned .
Preferred Education: Master's in a relevant discipline. Exp w/ F-1 & J-1 regulations, as well as H-1B & other employment-based immigration categories. Exp w/ international students & scholar software programs (i.e. TDS, Sunapsis or ISSM) as well as w/ institutional databases, i.e. Banner. Exp living abroad; knowledge of a second language; &/or intercultural communication skills.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's in a relevant discipline. Exp w/ F-1 & J-1 regulations, as well as H-1B & other employment-based immigration categories. Exp w/ international students & scholar software programs (i.e. TDS, Sunapsis or ISSM) as well as w/ institutional databases, i.e. Banner. Exp living abroad; knowledge of a second language; &/or intercultural communication skills.
Required Skill/ability 5: Strong computer literacy with proficiency in excel, data entry, data queries and database maintenance. Proven experience working with qualitative and quantitative data, engaging in evidence-based analysis and producing reports using OISS data.
Posting Position Title: OISS Advisor
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines, handle a high degree of detail, manage time and prioritize multiple projects.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: OISS Advisor
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a high-performing team in a fast paced and changing environment.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven ability to handle numerous projects and transactions accurately, consistently and dependably.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated intercultural skills and first-hand experience in a multicultural setting. Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
Bachelors Degree in a related field and three years of experience in advising international students and scholars in an academic setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.