Student Life International Student Advisor – Graduate Center

City University of New York (CUNY)
New York City, New York
Aug 05, 2022
Sep 04, 2022
Knowledge Communities
International Enrollment Management
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Position Title:              Student Life International Student Advisor – Graduate Center




Job ID:                         24880




Compensation:            Salary commensurate with education and experience




Closing Date:                Open until filled with review of applications to begin on August 15, 2022



Position Details:


The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at CUNY, the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master's programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center's commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.



The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni - who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City's intellectual and cultural life.



The Graduate Center seeks an International Student Advisor who will advise and issue I-20 and DS-2019 forms for our F-1 and J-1 international students and their dependents. This position reports to the Student Life International Student Manager.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, duties include but are not limited to:


  • Performs SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) and CUNY First Batch Processing of

I-20 forms and DS-2019 forms.


  • Advises international students on obtaining and maintaining F-1 and J-1 non-immigrant status, travel and visa applications, and the benefits of their legal status. Monitors and reports on F-1 and J-1 college enrollment and federal compliance requirements. Responsible for SEVIS registration. Advises, recommends, and/or authorizes international student employment based on the benefits of their legal status, including but not limited to, On-campus Employment, Optional Practical Training, Curricular Practical Training, Severe Economic Hardship, and Academic Training. Provides information to faculty and administrators regarding both University and student obligations pertinent to U.S. entry, status maintenance, work permission, health and safety, maintaining normal academic progress, and program completion. Updates and maintains the International Students Office website, social media, listservs, and other electronic communication with international students. Organizes and facilitates immigration and cultural orientation sessions and other workshops of importance to international students. Stays current with F-1 and J-1 regulations, Student and Exchange Visitor Program policies, and the University policies and procedures.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law.


Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.  All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.




Bachelor's degree required.


A preferred candidate should have:


  • Knowledge of the F-1 and/or J-1 regulations. Knowledge of SEVIS operations, reporting and record keeping. Must meet Department of Homeland Security qualifications for SEVIS access. Experience advising international students.



CUNY Title Overview:


- Assists and advises international students on immigration and related issues

- Advises new and continuing international students on immigration procedures, registration, change of status, leave of absence, and other issues; facilitates immigration paperwork and data processing

- Processes information in related systems such as SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Immigration System) and

 I-1440 databases related to student activities; assists in maintaining student records and creating related reports

- Maintains up-to-date information on regulations, policies and practices (internal and external) pertaining to international students

- Assists in organizing orientation programs, cross-cultural events, and informational workshops

- Performs related duties as assigned.


Compensation and Benefits:


CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


How to Apply:


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Equal Employment Opportunity:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.