The Department of International Affairs and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates to help meet the needs of our international student and scholar community. SDSU currently supports more than 900 international students from over 90 different countries. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The International Student Advisor helps to provide services to international students, scholars, exchange visitors, and faculty on all facets of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Regulations to ensure compliance with state and federal laws as well as the Board of Regents and university policies. The position advises and assists international students on a broad range of personal, social, academic, and financial concerns in order to enhance their educational and social transition. Further responsibilities include: assisting with admission processing by certifying financial documents and creating immigration documents as well as planning and implementing various programs for our international population including: International Orientation; International Graduation Ceremony; Host Family Program; etc.
SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,816 students. The International Student Advisor is a member of the Department of International Affairs and Outreach, which is committed to maintaining a campus environment that encourages and values diversity, multiculturalism, and internationalization. The department is dedicated to the continuing international awareness on campus and personal growth development of students as well as staff.
SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 persons on the Eastern border of the state. The city has an excellent K-12 educational system. During a campus visit, a tour of the education systems and visit with school administrators may be arranged. The city is also accessible to major medical facilities, has an active social and cultural environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within an easy commute. Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 150,000 persons is a 40-minute drive to the south. Brookings is also located about 200 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a metropolitan area with major design and art centers such as International Market Square, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 22nd, 2017.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.
For questions on the position, contact Nathan Ziegler at (605) 688-5077 or Nathan.Ziegler@sdstate.edu.
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.