International Student and Scholar Advisor - Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR66903
The International Student and Scholar Advisor in the OISS is one of a team of advisors who provide immigration advising, orientation and programming to assist students and scholars to thrive academically and socially and to engage in U.S. life and culture.
The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is seeking applicants for a time-limited advising position. We are in need of additional staffing due to an ongoing project in our office.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Prepares and processes immigration petitions for Washington University-sponsored F-1, J-1 and H-1B statuses, determining the necessary documents, compiling and reviewing them and carrying out necessary procedures for USCIS and SEVP. Monitor student and scholar immigration status to maintain legal status. Ensure proper administration of university and international student/scholar compliance with federal regulations regarding Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Informs students, employees and departments about immigration statuses related to Washington University-sponsored F, J and H applications, processes and obligations. Responds to internal/external inquiries concerning United States immigration rules and regulations regarding international students, scholars, faculty members, and/or dependents. Determines appropriate immigration status for University-sponsored immigration applications.
Provides advising, counseling and immigration services to international students, scholars and dependents regarding immigration, cross-cultural, adjustment, employment, housing, financial, academic, and personal issues and concerns. Refers to appropriate resources. Presents options, assessing how to provide information considering the cultural perspective of the student or scholar. Interprets governmental regulations to assess applicability to situations found at the University. Provides guidance to departments regarding immigration regulations and applications.
Helps create and lead programs appropriate to the international student and scholar population, and their departments, including orientation and training programs about work eligibility, maintenance of status, immigration and visa compliance, cultural integration and awareness, and other topics of interest to the international population. Conducts educational programs and answer questions from participants. Collaborates with colleagues across campus in providing services to international students and scholars.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Applicant Special Instructions
Please include a cover letter with your resume.
Master degree preferred.
Experience living and working in another culture is a significant plus.
Effective cross-cultural communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to manage multiple priorities at once.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills required.
Must be comfortable with ambiguous situations.
Must be able to explain and provide information and decisions, even if negative.
Must be able to work well as part of a team.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team.
Ability to manage workflow, handle multiple tasks and projects, and meet competing deadlines.
Strong communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
Flexible and comfortable working in an environment where processes and timelines are fast paced, evolving and changeable.
Technological proficiency and adaptability.
Bachelor degree in a relevant field and at least three years of experience in international advising.
Has worked with F & J visas.
Must have served as Designated School Official (DSO) in SEVIS.
Must possess general familiarity with J scholar and H-1B visas.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Must be able to be a designated school official and alternate responsible officer (requires US citizenship or lawful permanent residence in the US).
$45,800.00 - $75,900.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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