The Advisor, Immigration & Programming monitors the regulatory updates affecting F and J nonimmigrant populations and ensures that students, scholars and interns are provided with clear and comprehensive information, advice and assistance on current federal regulations so that they can meet their legal responsibilities as mandated by the Federal laws. The Advisor liaises with Integrated Accelerated Program (IAP) for immigration and compliance and prepares periodic reports on admission and retention of IAP students.
This position reports directly to the Associate Director, Communications & Programming
As an Alternate Responsible Officer for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and as a Designated School Official for the F-1 student program, the Advisor is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DoS) to issue immigration documents for students and scholars in the F and J categories
In addition, this position is expected to work closely with other university offices such as Academic Advisors, Admissions, the IAP, the Office of the Registrar, Student Accounts, Academic Department Chairs, Faculty and ISSS staff to effectively serve the university’s international student and scholar population
May require some evening and weekend hours
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A
$52,000 - $55,000
Required Education and Experience
U.S. citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident Status (to comply with the Department of State and Department of Homeland requirement for issuing immigration documents)
3-5 years of professional work experience in advising and customer service
Cross cultural competency and international living/learning experience
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement programs in a diverse cultural environment
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
Excellent customer service, diplomatic and public relations skills
Evidence of effective problem solving skills and computer literacy
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Proven ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail and accuracy
Preferred Education and Experience
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Public Communication, International Training and Education, International Communication, Law or related fields
Current knowledge of non-immigrant (F-l) and exchange visitors (J -1) regulations and procedures
Web content management and social media or related experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check
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Internal Number: 12835
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