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.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- 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.
- 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 International Recruitment Advisor, Assoc. Director International Recruitment, and External Relations on 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.
- Other duties as assigned in support of the Dean.
Works with considerable independence. Supervises the Friendship Family Coordinator and student assistants in the CIE. Must work collaboratively with diverse individuals, including faculty and other groups.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred and at least five-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 and continue to develop a working knowledge of federal immigration rules and regulations, specifically with F and J visa regulations and Student Exchange Visitor Information System SEVIS functionality.
- Must be a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States of America.