The Office of International Education (OIE) invites 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. 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.
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.
**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.
Priority consideration will be given for applications received by May 26, 2017. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Visit Careers@CarnegieMellon: www.cmu.edu/jobs to apply for 2005445. Application materials should include a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for five references (including name, title, address, phone number, and email address).
About Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon University is situated in the heart of Pittsburgh, a city that has reinvented itself as a hub of innovation and information and life sciences technology. The city boasts nine colleges and universities, museums, opera, a world-class symphony, and several professional sports teams. Pittsburgh is known for its diverse neighborhoods, top schools and hospitals, affordable housing, eclectic restaurant scene, lively arts and music communities, and recreation opportunities that abound in the city’s more than 2000 acres of city parks and on its three rivers. Pittsburgh has all of the advantages of a large city and fewer of the disadvantages, combining high-power business, education and sophisticated technology with the warmth and flavor of life indigenous to Southwestern Pennsylvania, all at a very affordable cost of living prompting the city’s rankings as one of the most livable cities in the US and the world. Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with campuses in Qatar, Rwanda and Silicon Valley, in addition to Pittsburgh, and degree-granting programs around the world.