International Student Adviser
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) at Columbia University is hiring TWO International Student Advisors.
The International Student Adviser acts as appropriate to issue required US government documents for international students to obtain student visas, extend the students’ stay, apply for employment authorization, travel abroad, reenter the US, and other benefits as appropriate; consults with SEVIS Help Desk and US Custom & Immigration Services to resolve processing or status problems. The incumbent will act as Designated School Official (DSO) in issuing required US government documents for international students to obtain appropriate F-1 visas; and consult with the Associate Director on current federal regulations, policies, the Code of Federal Regulations, secondary references, and more complex immigration cases. The incumbent advises and provides guidance to F-1 students related to their opportunities, rights, and responsibilities on immigration regulations and university policies, including maintaining their legal status, extensions of stay, travel, transfers, and off-campus employment; evaluates immigration documents and academic records to determine students’ eligibility for off-campus employment (Curricular Practical Training, Pre/Post-Completion Optional Practical Training and STEM extension of OPT); prepares and issues all the necessary immigration documents needed for off-campus employment; serve as a University liaison and works directly with the State Department, US Department of Homeland Security, consular officers, and immigration officials on matters relating to non-immigrant foreign students as needed.