The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty, and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth.
UW Tacoma has an outstanding opportunity for an International Student Adviser (ISA). The International Student Advisor reports to the Assistant Director for International Student Services in the recently created Office of Global Affairs at the University of Washington Tacoma. This position will be responsible for four main areas: F-1 & J-1 student advising, student programming, supervising student leaders and general office logistics.
Duties and Responsibilities:
International Student Advising and Support:
- Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) for F-1 students and as Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.
- Provide F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrant advising to degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate and non-matriculated students, which includes advising on matters such as change of status, reinstatement, employment authorization and international travel.
- Assist incoming students with navigating paying the enrollment confirmation fee/ deposits, submitting appropriate immunization documentation, connecting with academic advising, and signing up for appropriate orientations.
- Make referrals to and work cooperatively with other on-campus resources including but not limited to: Office of Admissions, New Student & Family Programs, Academic Advising Center, Office of the Registrar, Housing and Residence Life, Student Health Services, Student Counseling Center, Disability Support Services, Teaching and Learning Center, Career Development and Academic Programs.
- Become a liaison between international students and State of Washington and U.S. federal agencies.
Programming and Outreach:
- Supervise Global Affairs Fellows (student employees) with the Study Abroad Manager. Hire, train, assign tasks and provide professional development opportunities.
- Maintain, deliver and assess comprehensive pre-arrival and orientation services for incoming undergraduate and graduate international students in collaboration with New Student & Family Programs and graduate programs.
- Develop, implement and assess events to promote the value of intercultural exchanges including but not limited to Global Ambassadors Program (matching incoming international students with continuing local students), weekly UW Teatime, monthly outings to explore Tacoma, the Pacific North West and US culture and annual International Education Week.
- Develop, implement and assess workshops and other student-oriented programming to enhance an international student’s life outside of classroom and increase access to critical information.
- Participate in the bi-weekly cross unit DSO meeting.
- Develop and maintain working manuals for DSOs and Global Affairs Fellows.
- Review and analyze Excel-based reports for incoming international students and enrolled international students data and maintain accurate statistics.
- Maintain relevant records in the SEVIS, and UW student databases.
- Review and maintain Drupal based website, webforms and other informational materials.
- Work as a team with Office of Global Affairs staff to ensure office efficiency and the completion of strategic goals.
- Participate in departmental meetings, interoffice committees and professional development opportunities.
Other duties as assigned.
The position requires a pro-active, highly organized, flexible, and creative self-starter with strong communication and problem-solving skills. The individual must have excellent attention to detail and must be able to work without close supervision.
This position requires skills in student advising, outreach, program development, implementation and assessment.
Priority will be given to applications received by February 27, 2017.
Please DO NOT APPLY via NAFSA. To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/ISA142242