International Student Coordinator

Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 08/01/16

Description

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Office of International Education at the University at Albany, State University of New York, intends to appoint an International Student Coordinator to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team.  ISSS documents and supports over 1,600 international students and 125 scholars from over 100 countries, as they engage in study, research and teaching at the University at Albany.

The International Student Coordinator for ISSS is a full-time, 12-month position with full benefits, reporting to the Director of International Student and Scholar Services.  Duties and activities are as follows:

  • Provide advising to F and J international students on visa/immigration status and other international student related issues
  • Manage the ISSS Inquiry, Document Request Processing and Filing systems, including overseeing graduate assistants and other student assistants performing related duties
  • Assist the Director and Associate Director with orientation programs for new international students
  • Assist with major elements of Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) reporting of F and J student records through case management, SEVIS batching and RTI, and PeopleSoft student information systems (SIS)
  • Assist transfer in, transfer out, change of level, and returning students with I-20 matters and related issues as well students with DS-2019 initial, transfer, academic training matters and related issues
  • Manage queries (building and running) from the SIS for the purpose of compiling data for reports and other projects
  • Assist with planning and execution of social and cultural events as well as trips
  • Create and respond to email, telephone and/or in-person inquiries from the University community, government representatives, and the public at large regarding visa/immigration compliance issues
  • Maintain a SEVIS and internal procedures manual and communicate those procedures to other Designated School Officials (DSO)
  • Communicate with and train front desk staff in relation to providing initial service to international students
  • Stay abreast of F-1 and J-1 student visa/immigration regulations
  • Directly support the University's ability to maintain federal government certification to admit, enroll and retain international students resulting in an annual revenue of tuition dollars
  • Participate on various office and University committees related to ISSS activities or international related initiatives
  • Function as an ISSS liaison to a limited number of University departments and offices, and participate in professional development and training opportunities (e.g. NAFSA)

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized organization
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with international students and/or students from culturally diverse backgrounds in an advising, counseling or similar capacity in a college or university setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work with database systems and troubleshoot system errors
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • As per Department of Homeland Security requirements, U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in order to serve as a DSO

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (completed or in progress) from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized organization
  • Minimum of two years of substantial experience working with international students and/or students from culturally diverse backgrounds in an advising, counseling or similar capacity in a college or university setting
  • Experience managing database systems including developing and running queries from the SIS for the purpose of compiling data for reports and other projects, including occasional requests from other campus departments and offices
  • Prior experience working with international students, faculty, or scholars in a college or university setting
  • Knowledge of SEVIS regulations and experience with PeopleSoft and/or Oracle
  • Cross-cultural experience through study or employment abroad

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Staff Assistant, SL-3

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

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To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=73669

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • List of three reference with complete contact information

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Closing date for receipt of applications: August 31, 2016