International Student and Scholar Specialist
The International Student and Scholar Specialist delivers administrative and support services to international and visiting scholars pursuing academic or professional/research activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The person in this position is responsible for providing advising and support to the University community on matters related to valid immigration status, including H1-B visas and Legal Permanent Residency status. The Specialist will serve as a Designated School Official and as an Alternate Responsible Officer for UNL.
Minimum qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree in a student services or related field plus 1 year of experience in an international student and/or scholar services role.
- Knowledge of non-academic advising practices (cross-cultural, personal, counseling, immigration) to serve international students and scholars.
- Ability to read, understand, interpret and explain immigration laws and regulations.
- Must have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Must possess effective decision-making skills, exercise good judgment, accept responsibility, and perform duties in an atmosphere of team-like cooperation and which requires a high level of confidentiality.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate complex information effectively required.
- Demonstrated success in working and communicating effectively with individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds essential.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident as required by federal regulations for Primary/Designated School Officials (PDSO/DSO) and Alternate/Responsible Officers (RO/ARO).
Preferred qualifications include:
- Master’s degree in a student services or related field or equivalent experience in international education preferred.
- Experience utilizing a database management system for international students and scholars (i.e. ISSM) desirable.
- Familiarity with U.S. immigration laws and regulations helpful.
- Familiarity with software programs such as the student information system, SAP and SUNAPSIS.
- Knowledge of the University’s policies and procedures.
Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins August 17. View requisition S_220898 at http://employment.unl.edu to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.