ISS STUDENT ADVISOR
|Req #: ||141688 |
|Department: ||ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Posting Date: ||01/25/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
International Student Services has an outstanding opportunity for an International Student Advisor. International Student Services, a unit within the Enrollment Management, supports the Provost as well as the University of Washington community.
The International Student Services (ISS) office provides assistance to over 7,600 non-immigrant students representing over 100 countries. These distinguished international visitors contribute to the institutions' academic and research objectives and enhance the rich diversity and cosmopolitan character of the university. The International Student Advisor position advises current international undergraduate and graduate students on the restrictions and benefits of their immigration status, counsels international students regarding their personal, social, and academic concerns, and promotes the values of international educational exchange. The International Student Advisor serves as part of a student services team and is under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for International Student Services.
The ISS advisor advises international students on regulations and University policies related to their non-immigrant visa status to help students comply with federal immigration regulations, policies, and procedures. The position also serves as a Designated School Official as approved by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Alternate Responsible Officer as approved by the Department of State. It requires assisting international students maintain legal non-immigrant status while enrolled at the University.
The ISS advisor must maintain and update student records in fsaAtlas, SEVIS, and UW student databases to ensure University compliance with U.S. federal immigration rules, regulations, and policies. The advisor must understand and implement institutional policies and protocols allowing international students at the UW to accomplish their academic goals and ensuring the University is compliant with all federal regulations.
Advise international students on regulations and University policies related to their non-immigrant visa status (F-1 and J-1) and assist them in maintaining their legal non-immigrant status.
Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to maintain and update student records in fsaAtlas, SEVIS, and UW student databases and issue appropriate immigration documents for current UW students in accordance with the F-1 or J-1 visa status.
Issue I-20 and DS-2019 documents.
Assist international students to maintain legal non-immigrant status
Provide interface between international students and Washington state or U. S. federal agencies.
Monitor developments in F-1 and J-1 student regulations, and coordinate with other ISS staff to keep campus informed.
Conduct ISS outreach and training for UW students, staff, faculty, administrators and the broader community on topics related to immigration matters and enrollment of F-1 and J-1 international students at the University.
Represent the University at regional or national workshops and conferences as funding is available.
Review and help maintain ISS forms, web content, and other informational materials.
Lead informational seminars for both student and professional audiences.
Work as a team with other student services staff to ensure office consistency.
Other duties as assigned.
| Bachelor's Degree and at least two to three years of experience advising international students at a college or university regarding F-1 and J-1 matters. |
Strong understanding and knowledge of federal immigration rules, regulations, and policies as well as previous experience as a SEVIS approved Designated School Official. Understanding of and experience using fsaAtlas and the SEVIS immigration system.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience with public speaking and the ability to present information in a clear and positive way to students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Ability to understand, apply, and communicate complex immigration regulations and university policy.
Superior analytical and problemsolving skills.
Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple deadlines simultaneously.
Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail.
Sensitivity and understanding of cultural differences and as well as proven experience working with diverse populations.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| 2-3 years of experience as an International Student Advisor at a college or university. |
Experience as a SEVIS approved Designated School Official or Alternate Responsible Officer.
Understanding of and experience using ISSM and the SEVIS information system.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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