Member of a six-adviser team, serving a total of approximately 4,200 students. Adviser F-1 and J-1 international students about visas, immigration, and a wide range of academic, financial, and personal matters. Serve as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer at the University of Chicago in compliance with federal regulations.
75% Advise and counsel a population of approximately 700-800 international students, their dependents, and their sponsoring academic units regarding U.S. government regulations, cultural adjustment, and sources of support available in the University and beyond.
Advise F-1 and J-1 international students about visas, immigration, and a wide range of academic, financial, and personal matters. Serve as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer for the F-1 and J-1 programs at the University of Chicago in compliance with federal regulations.
Provide guidance on general topics related to living and studying in the U.S. and at the University. This includes, but is not limited to, holding office appointments for international students, responding promptly to written and phone queries, and providing the appropriate and relevant SEVIS reporting, follow-up documents and other actions required.
15% Assist and participate in the development, promotion and presentation of programming and workshops for the University community on topics such as: obtaining and maintaining appropriate immigration status, tax preparation, logistics of life in Chicago, and other events of interest to our international community.
5% Develop and maintain the appropriate degree of expertise on immigration law and regulations, University policies and practices, and cultural sensitivity relevant to the work of the office by staying current in internal communications, the professional literature and government publications, and by participating in relevant training opportunities and conferences, including meetings with the units served.
5% Other duties as assigned.
Ability to interact with individuals from many different countries and with a wide range of foreign accents required.
Aptitude for using electronic systems and programs required.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, self-motivated energetic approach to work, and customer-friendly attitude required.
Great attention to detail required
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required
Masterâ™s degree preferred
A minimum of one year of work experience at an institution of higher education required.
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required by federal regulations.
Prior immigration experience working with an F-1/J-1 population preferred.
Minimum one year of work experience with an international population preferred.
Experience studying and/or working at the University of Chicago preferred.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
Experience with database software
Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity
Ability to hear, including making fine discriminations in sound
Ability to sit for 4 hours or more
Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more
Ability to travel to various off-campus locations
Ability to travel to various on-campus locations
Effective audio-visual discrimination and perceptions
Ability to use standard office equipment
List of three references or more
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