General purpose: Provides international student and SEVIS immigration support for the Office of International Education.
Summary of Essential Functions • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the F-1 student program and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 exchange visitor program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Assist Assistant Director of International Student Services with F-1 and J-1 immigration and SEVIS tasks including data entry, creating immigration documents, student registration, student communication, extensions, reinstatement, change of status, and travel signatures. • Monitor SEVIS alerts and stay up-to-date on developments in the international education field including immigration legislation and best practices. • Advise international students on immigration related matters, related-support services, cross-cultural communication, and community resources. • With Assistant Director, represent International Education in campus Orientation committee and sub-committees; coordinate orientation details and participate in presentations/workshops during orientation. • Help Assistant Director develop and conduct immigration programs/workshops that will meet student needs. • With Assistant Director, represent International Education on committees, meetings, and campus-wide initiatives as assigned. • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff on campus wide events and initiatives to support international student population. • Explore and implement new ways for international students to serve as a resource to the community for cultural diversity and awareness of global issues • Coordinate PeopleSoft functions, as well as other internal databases and spreadsheets for F-1 and J-1 students; generate data and reports. • Update and maintain International Education website pages pertaining to F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. • Plan events and meeting, including space reservations, food orders and technology requests. • Organize and develop office and meeting materials, such as agendas, minutes, spreadsheets, flyers, and electronic presentations. • Maintain all F-1 and J-1 student records and files. • Assist with supervising and training student workers. • Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Knowledge of office and administrative coordination and procedures in higher education; F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations; international programs in higher education. • Interpersonal and intercultural skills; strong planning and problem solving skills; developing and delivering intercultural and immigration presentations/workshops; proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and databases. • Ability to work within a diverse and inclusive community; handle many tasks in a busy office independently and collaboratively; manage time and work efficiently.
Minimum qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree • Proven experience in an office setting • Proven experience working with F-1/J-1 immigration and the SEVIS system. • Experience working with international students and/or a diverse student body. Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with PeopleSoft • Intercultural communication theory and training • Graphic design and web page maintenance skills
Reporting to this position: no direct reports
Conditions of Employment: • Conditions: Background Check • This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate ...certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.