International Student Services Advisor

Employer
Coastal Carolina University
Location
Conway, SC
Posted
Aug 04, 2022
Closes
Aug 08, 2022
Ref
367824952
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
College / University
Posting Details

Posting Summary

Classification Title
Student Services Program Coordinator II

Classification Code
CB70

Pay Band
5

Internal Title
International Student Services Advisor

Department
Center for Global Engagement

Position Type
PCLS - Slotted Classified

Full or Part Time
Full-Time

Basis
12 mo.

Hours per week
37.5 hours per week

Normal work days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal work hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm (37.5 hrs)

Does this position require driving?
Yes

Does this position require a credit check?
No

Job Details

International Student Services Advisor


Serving as a part of a dynamic team supporting campus internationalization initiatives, this colleague will serve as the primary support advisor for the international student population at Coastal Carolina University, serving as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Official (ARO), reporting to the Senior Director of International Recruitment, Admissions, and Student and Scholar Services within a newly restructured unit that supports international students from recruitment through graduation.

Duties include but are not limited to: counsel students on immigration-related, acculturation, vocational, and academic matters that enable each student's ongoing compliance with immigration regulations and a positive and supportive environment in our community; complete training and serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP); manage the exchange student cooperation programs and other special programs; participate, as assigned by the Senior Director for International Recruitment, Admissions, and Student and Scholar Services, in campus and other activities in support of task areas; advocate for adjustments to policies and processes related to effective service of our international students and scholars and have opportunities to participate in other campus globalization programs and projects; develop, coordinate, and implement a strategic programming plan supportive of acculturation for international students and scholars; serve as advisor to the Intercultural Experience Community in collaboration with University Housing; serve as advisor to departmental student organizations including the International Club; provide instructional support in Global Achievement Pathway "GAP" and CHEPD program cooperation and assist in developing, organizing and promoting other speaking, listening and cultural opportunities for GAP students; and perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A bachelor's degree in a related field and relevant experience programming in a university setting or at an international school is required. Candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Driver's license and a current, valid passport without restriction to travel are required. Must remain eligible at all times, per immigration guidelines, to serve as SEVIS Designated School Officer (DSO)/Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), and submit to and pass ongoing background checks as a requirement of this position.

Preferred qualifications: A master's degree in an area related to or in support of services to be provided to international student population, at least one (1) year of full-time relevant experience programming in a university setting or at an international school; experience as a DSO (Designated School Official) and/or ARO (Alternate Responsible Officer), the ability to communicate in a language other than English are preferred. Experience with software systems in support of student services and social media platforms and study, work or travel outside the United States are also preferred.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants may apply on line at: https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/17198. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Student Services Program Coordinator II (CB70/61121765/FTE-S00635P), full-time position with benefits. SC State Pay Band: 05. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university. Ability to serve programming outside regular work hours and to travel domestically and internationally. Occasional domestic and/or international travel in support of the position responsibilities may be required.

Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in related field.
    relevant experience programming in a university setting or at an international school
    US Citizen or Permanent Resident

    .

    Preferred Qualifications

      A master's degree in an area related to or in support of services to be provided to international student population
      At least 1 year of full-time relevant experience programming in a university setting or at an international school
      Experience as a DSO (Designated School Official) and/or ARO (Alternate Responsible Officer)
      Ability to communicate in a language other than English
      Experience with software systems in support of student services and social media platforms
      Study, work or travel outside the United States

      Required Licensure and/or Certification

        Driver's license and a current, valid passport without restriction to travel are required.
        Must remain eligible at all times, per immigration guidelines, to serve as SEVIS Designated School Officer (DSO)/Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), and submit to and pass ongoing background checks as a requirement of this position.

        Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

          Demonstrated experience delivering excellent customer service; ability to work effectively with students and campus stakeholders
          Ability to organize multiple tasks and meet deadlines while working independently and as a team
          Excellent written and oral communication skills
          Demonstrated effectiveness with project management
          Competency with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Teams, etc.)
          Ability to work effectively with people from different cultures; to adhere to deadlines; to provide effective service to students, scholars, and other campus stakeholders; to advance a level of global awareness and an interest in and a sensitivity to different world views
          Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms
          Operates responsibly within budgetary guidelines with minimal oversight
          Demonstrated creativity in programming and problem-solving
          Works with electronic tools in support of job functions

          Additional comments regarding this position

            Ability to serve programming outside regular work hours and to travel domestically and internationally.
            Occasional domestic and/or international travel in support of the position responsibilities may be required.

            Mental Demands
            Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Language, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Reading (documents or instruments), Reasoning, Stress, Training, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

            Additional Mental Demands
            Empathy and ability to work with students and scholars who are acclimating to the USA with patience and perseverance.

            Physical Demands
            Carrying, Lifting, Driving, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking, Writing

            Physical Demands (Elements Exposed To)
            None of these Listed

            Additional Physical Demands

            Please Select Any and All Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties
            Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Copier, Telephone, Vehicles

            List Any and All Additional Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties

            Posting Detail Information

            Posting Number
            FTE-S00635P

            Number of Vacancies
            1

            Desired Start Date
            08/08/2022

            Position End Date (if temporary)

            Job Open Date
            06/16/2022

            Job Close Date

            Open Until Filled
            Yes

            Special Instructions to Applicants

            Quicklink for Posting
            https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/17198