The Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and monitoring all TAMU International students to ensure students are maintaining status. Ensure TAMU compliance with federally mandated F & J SEVIS reporting to the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Detailed Job Duties
Performs duties as Designated School Official (DSO), including F1 students. May serve as Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for J-1 students. Coordinate all aspects of SEVIS program monitoring: Reviews and takes action on SEVISalerts and lists; verifies students are maintaining proper status to remain in compliance with federal regulations and regularly communicates with those not in compliance to ensure requirements are being met. Analyzes data for international students to support TAMU compliance. Processes SEVIS actions for students, as needed. Coordinates software updates and security certification installation on the SEVIS server and RTI; troubleshoots and resolves batch system issues.
Compiles and disseminates statistical data regarding international students and scholars for internal and external utilization, including Open Doors and Headcount. Develops international student reports for review to ensure timely compliance with federal regulations. Assists with other required government reporting.
Coordinates batch registration each semester for all enrolled students. Monitors student enrollment. Assists with implementation and coordination of Terra Dotta. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of federal regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education. Two years of SEVISprogram experience, including 2 years’ experience as a DSO for F-1 Students.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree. Experience as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for J-1 exchange visitors. Experience with F-1 and/or J-1 student federal reporting requirements.
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Active member of NAFSA, Association of International Educators, or other international organizations. Responsible or Alternate Responsible Officer (RO or ARO).
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Expertise with SEVIS and knowledge of SEVIS reporting. Excellent communication skills (written and oral). Good organizational skills. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Advanced experience with computers to include proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Experience with Banner and/or other immigration software. Ability to function as a team member and also to be self- directed and motivated. Knowledge or skills in effective problem solving. Ability to interpret departmental processes and procedures. Ability to comprehend and communicate technical information effectively and diplomatically. Knowledge and understanding of federal immigration reporting requirements.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency is required, per Department of Homeland Security regulations.
About International Student Services, Texas A&M University
The Texas A&M University student population is comprised of a diverse group of students that includes more than 6,000 international students from nearly 130 nations. International Student Services (ISS) administers a wide variety of services to the international community of Texas A&M. The mission of ISS is to facilitate international students’ admittance to the United States, to assist internatio...nal students’ transition to life in the United States and at Texas A&M, to promote interactions between the U.S. and international populations, and to provide services necessary to meet the special needs of international students.