The Office of International Education (OIE) is committed to supporting, promoting, and celebrating individuals in an intercultural environment. We advocate for and facilitate international and cross-cultural experiences, perspectives and initiatives. OIE promotes and facilitates study abroad and acts as a liaison to the university for international students, researchers, and professors.
We invite applications for an Assistant or Associate Director, Foreign Student & Scholar Services. We especially appreciate applicants with experience in the field, who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
About the position: In this role, you will lead a team of advisors and share responsibility for advising an international population of 8000+ international students and scholars. Duties focus primarily on immigration-related matters, including administrative oversight of services for F and J students, immigration advising and precise record-keeping as required by federal law while following university policies and procedures. You will also provide guidance on personal, social and acculturation issues in support of successful transition to life in the U.S. and at Carnegie Mellon. Additional responsibilities include on-going coordination with university departments before and after student and scholar arrival, program development and implementation, policy development, advocacy, and special projects. You will collaborate closely with OIE staff and university colleagues in various units including academic departments, the Career and Professional Development Center, the Intercultural Communication Center, University Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Enrollment Services.
The person selected for this role will have:
- Deep understanding of F and J immigration regulations
- Experience with SEVIS and batch software
- Familiarity with H-1B regulations
- Cross-cultural sensitivity
- Patience and the aptitude to work collaboratively and productively in a busy professional environment
- Confident public speaking skills
- Strong organizational skills and a meticulous nature
- Ability to anticipate questions/needs and engage in problem-solving while maintaining composure and meeting deadlines are also necessary.
- Experience working, living or studying abroad is preferred and US citizenship or permanent residence is required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Visit Careers@CarnegieMellon: www.cmu.edu/jobs to apply. Application materials should include a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for five professional references (including name, title, address, phone number, and email address).
**Please note: You will be considered for the Assistant or Associate Director title based on how your individual qualifications align to the role. Responsibility for management of other staff members will also be determined based on past experience, qualifications, and performance.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience required; master's degree preferred
- At least 3-5 years of experience in F/J immigration advising and higher education administration required for the Assistant Director role, 5-8 years for the Associate Director; 10 years of experience in international student/scholar advising at a large institution, experience working, living, and/or studying abroad, and experience filing H-1B petitions preferred
- Must be US citizen or US Permanent Resident
We are seeking someone who demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity; excellent writing, editing and speaking skills and comfort in presenting before a large audience. You should be able to speak to your ability to work effectively in a professional setting, your aptitude (and experience) to self-initiate and lead others, including big picture perspective and implementation of detailed plans. We are looking for strong organization and keen attention to detail, thorough understanding of F and J non-immigrant regulations and importance of sensitive deadlines, and the capability to work well with faculty, staff and students throughout the university.
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