The International Student Advisor is a critical member of the Global Education Office (GEO) student support team. Through the accurate and timely advisement of prospective, current, and graduated international students, the advisor directly and regularly impacts international students’ satisfaction, success, integration, and retention. Essential to the advisor's efforts is frequent and close collaboration with other members of the GEO team as well as student service providers within and outside of the College. The advisor works closely with, and reports to, the Assistant Director of the Global Education Office.
Immigration advising: Serve as a designated school official (DSO) and alternate responsible officer (ARO) for F and J visa programs; counsel new, continuing, and graduated international students on maintaining student status and related immigration concerns; perform data updates in SEVIS; advise international students and develop educational materials and conduct programs about processes such as applying for a Canadian visa, getting a U.S. driver’s license, and applying for a Social Security Number; assist with J visa scholar processing and support; train and supervise student interns who assist with tax preparation software support.
Student engagement: Co-Chair bi-annual international student orientation; manage the Partners in Cross-Cultural Learning program; support the annual Night of Nations and other student-run cultural events; provide advisement and support to visiting and sponsored students; assist with the identification and support of international students who experience academic, cultural, or immigration difficulties; collaborate with students and staff to deliver targeted programs and services to current international students. This position will require some evening and weekend work.
Required Qualifications: U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; bachelor's degree; valid driver's license; willingness and ability to perform evening and weekend work; ability to communicate with native-level fluency in English orally and in writing; proficiency in keyboarding and Microsoft Office Suite; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; good interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, particularly with college student speakers of English as a foreign language; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy office environment; demonstrated ability to work effectively within an organizational team.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience updating immigration documents using the SEVIS database; proficiency in a foreign language (preferably an Asian language); familiarity with USCIS regulations for F and J visa holders; experience working or studying in another country where local language is not English; experience using the SCT Banner student information system; experience advising international college students, experience planning large scale campus events.
SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.
Salary: $39,403 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Materials received by March 3 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply to http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/7968 and include a cover letter of interest, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three current professional references. When required for a position, employees must supply University Police with a copy of their driver’s license for a review of their driving record and authorization to drive.