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International Student Advisor

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Position Information

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Position Title: International Student Advisor
Requisition Number: 0206072375
Location New York City
Position Type: Administrative
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: CA/Student Success

The International Student Advisor is a full-time, administrative position reporting to the Senior International Student Advisor. The Advisor is responsible for working with and supporting international students from their initial I-20/DS-2019 applications through their integration into the University community to post-graduate optional practical training.


• Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)
• Advise a caseload of F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars about relevant regulations and maintenance of I-94 status
• Assist a caseload of F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars with applying for benefits of status (Optional Practical Training, Curricular Practical Training, On-Campus Employment, Severe Economic Hardship, Academic Training, and other benefits)
• Process I-20/DS-2019 applications and service requests for F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors and any dependents utilizing software systems like SEVIS, Sunapsis & Banner
• Advise students in other statuses and supervises the process for those wanting to change statuses
• Assess and advise students, scholars, faculty and staff on cultural adjustment, cultural competence and differences in higher educational systems, provide additional training and resources as necessary
• Monitor USCIS and DOS regulations to ensure that the University remains in compliance
• Contribute to and participate in the planning & implementation of International Student Orientation
• Plan, develop and lead workshops for international students in person, on line, via social media or on video
• Participate in events and activities under the goal of facilitating smoother on-campus integration of international students
• Liaise with appropriate staff in other divisions
• Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Full-time professional experience as a SEVIS DSO or ARO in status-related student advising & counseling
• Accurate and detail oriented in working with databases, applications, & advising students
• Ability to collaborate with others, work independently & manage confidential information
• Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences
• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Windows-based environment including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.), Google Drive, Banner, Sunapsis and/or SEVIS
• Excellent communication, organization, & customer service skills
• A demonstrated student-centered approach and an understanding of student development, higher education, and the International Student and Scholar Services field
• Ability to perform other duties & special projects as needed
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends, including emergency phone if requested

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in a related field
• Experience studying or working abroad

Job Family: Enrollment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Posting Date: 08/03/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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