International Student and Scholar Advisor – North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Company: North Carolina State University
Title: International Student and Scholar Advisor
Salary: Full-time, $50-73,000 annually
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
This position is an entry level international student and scholar advising position. The primary focus of the position is the advising of F-1 and J-1 students and J-1 scholars as well as hosting departments according to our liaison model.
International Student and/or Scholar Services: (90%)
Carry out all delegated international student advising processes (form issuance, educational information, travel and immigration advice, review and verification of data, authorization or recommendation of appropriate benefits, e.g., employment), under the supervision and direction of OIS leadership;
Complete, process, and issue visa certificates for F & J students (or scholars) in Sunapsis; sign documents for travel, replace or re-issue documents when needed, process program extensions as well as changes in level or curriculum, and other F/J issues;
Advise Faculty, Advisors, and Department Personnel (Graduate Secretaries, Personnel Coordinators, etc.) in matters related to international student or scholar processing, eligibility requirements, process issues, opportunities, problems, etc. Serve as a college liaison for specific college populations (including students, scholars, interns, faculty, and staff);
Maintain accurate records and files on international students and scholars (stay current with file updates in database), update values in relevant data systems; return files upon task completion;
Assist with walk-in advising and other “up-front” assistance (primary advisor 2x/week);
Provide general orientation and information referral to international students, scholars, and their families in person, during appointments, via email, or other communication methods in a timely manner; and
Contribute to overall office functions and assist when necessary or appropriate (walk-ins, phone calls, emergencies, interruptions throughout work day).
Other responsibilities: (10%)
Assist with major recurring and special programs throughout the year such as new student orientation, welcome parties, workshops (e.g., tax, OPT or CPT), receptions, etc.;
Prepare and present training sessions to colleagues, students and scholars, and NC State staff and faculty;
Actively participate in OIS staff meetings, policy discussions and case review sessions, workshops, trainings, and other professional functions or university committees;
Professional Development (participation in NAFSA, NCAIE, and other activities) and continuous technical training; and
Assist with other projects as needed and/or assigned.
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to provide clear, correct, and respectful communications in a timely manner
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and able to multi-task with accuracy and efficiency in a busy, time-sensitive environment with multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
Must be able to work independently and on a team with others.
Master’s degree in International Studies, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, Foreign Language, Communications or related field.
Experience with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) as a DSO/ARO or prior experience advising on F-1 and J-1 visa matters including a demonstrated knowledge of regulations pertaining to F-1 and J-1 visa matters
Experience with a third-party software system for SEVIS reporting such as Sunapsis, Terra Dotta, ISSM, etc.
Prior experience living or studying abroad.
Required license or certification:
Per federal requirements US citizenship or Permanent Residence is required.
Position Number: 00103715
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.
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