The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) in the Office of Global Learning is part of the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. As such, it shares the organization's mission of developing and supporting global activities across the entire Cornell University academic community – in Ithaca, New York City, and the world. ISSO assists international students, academic staff and their families by advising on U.S. federal immigration and tax and labor regulations; providing counseling on personal, academic and cultural matters; and promoting cross-cultural awareness in the Cornell community.
The Immigration Advisor under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Student Immigration Services, must keep abreast of current government regulations on immigration law and serve as an Advisor on Duty for students and scholars on a walk-in basis. Primary responsibilities of this position are to answer questions related to immigration status for international students, scholars, and their families and to provide information and/or appropriate referrals relating to a broad range of issues of concern to international students and scholars. She/he also serves as federally approved Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer for Cornell University's F (student) and J (exchange visitor) programs, reviewing and signing government documents as an official representative of the university for routine immigration procedures.
Participate in the planning and execution of ISSO on-campus immigration programs that serve both student and scholar populations.
Facilitate accurate and timely student internship work authorizations for Law, Johnson School and ILR students. Coordinate with and train staff from all three schools on immigration requirements pertaining to these applications. Work with Associate Director for Student Immigration Services to ensure proper execution and communication of regulations.
Collaborate with other staff members to produce and update electronic publications, handouts, and other communications (including newsletters, pre-arrival information, and important immigration updates) to current and prospective students and academic staff.
To be considered for this position, you must include a cover letter.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Minimum of one to two years' experience in student personnel services, teaching, counseling, overseas development work, or a closely related field. Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. Strong service orientation. Demonstrated aptitude in working with computer software packages such as desktop publishing, word processing and database applications (e.g. Filemaker). Ability to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds required.
Ability to interpret government regulatory language helpful. Second language skills highly desirable. International student services experience and familiarity with Cornell University desirable. Proficiency in PeopleSoft .
When applying through our system, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/Cover Letter/CV) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the Experience section of your application, use the 'Drop Files Here' box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please click here as an external candidate or click here if you are an internal candidate. Please note: Cornell Employees must apply through the Internal Cornell Career site.
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position
University Job Title:
Student Svc Assoc I
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.
Online Submission Guidelines:
Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by ‘dragging and dropping’ them into the dropbox or by using the ‘upload’ icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.
If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.