Stratford University

International Student Advisor

2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-3501
Falls Church
Virginia
United States

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At Stratford University employees take enormous pride in their work and the work of the University. Stratford is not just your next job -- it is a career where employees find their true calling and feel tremendous joy in making a difference in the lives of others. Every employee is empowered and encouraged to contribute innovative ideas to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. This is made evident by our motto, Changing lives, one student at a time.”  Visit our University blog at http://www.stratford.edu/blog

 

Overview: 

           

The International Student Advisor serves as a  advisor for international students in one-stop shop. The International Student Advisor performs a wide-range of duties to meet the needs of the International Students including advising students on maintaining lawful status, granting immigration benefits, resolving status violation, advising prospective students and their families about the student visa process.  The International Student Advisor will ensure maintenance to be a safe haven for international students as they progress through the program with the highest ethical standards. 

Functions

  • Review and determine eligibility of prospective students; grant admission and issue immigration documents necessary to maintain the F-1 student visa.
  • Advise international students and their dependents and help them maintain lawful immigration status through continuous education on immigration regulations, policies and procedures
  • Develop written instructions for students to apply for federal benefits, such as work permit or change of visa status
  • Monitor academic progress of international students and report this information to DHS on a regular basis, using the SEVIS web-based tracking system.
  • Collaborate with other DSO’s to ensure consistent protocol regarding policies and procedures
  • Manage confidential paper and electronic files in accordance with university, FERPA, USCIS, DHS, and DOS regulations

 

The Skills:

 

  • Passionate about helping international students
  • Superior communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate using tact and diplomacy with internal and external campus community including international visitors
  • Proficient in planning, organizing and delivering a wide variety of student events
  • Strong individual accountability, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Outgoing personality, friendly and professional interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, self-directed, and possess the ability to handle multiple assignments in a professional and efficient manner

Qualifications

  • Three to five years of progressively responsible job experience 
  • Solid understanding of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Department of State (DOS) regulations and requirements as applied to international students, primarily F-1/F-2 visa holders
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and apply immigration regulations, including the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

“Changing Lives, One Student at a Time”

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