International Student Advisor I

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University of Southern California
Westchester, CA
Aug 22, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
College / University
The University of Southern California Office of International Services (OIS) is seeking an International Student Advisor I to work with our F-1 international student population. The ideal candidate will have prior work experience in the field of international education, strong verbal and written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and an interest in cross-cultural and intercultural communication.

OIS supports international students and scholars as they strive to achieve their educational, professional, and personal objectives. The OIS is a resource center that provides advising, information, and opportunities for involvement to help members of the USC international community make the most of their USC experience. Recognizing the many benefits of international educational exchange, OIS advocates for these benefits on campus, locally and nationally.

Summary of Major Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the delivery of front-line customer service and intake-advising for the department: including in-person, by phone, by email, and via video calls
  • Advise students concerning U.S. immigration regulations and USC policy; resolve routine and complex issues.
  • Perform primary functions of a Designated School Official (DSO) in the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
  • Review and process necessary applications for students required by U.S. government agencies
  • Prepare official documents and letters for students related to employment, travel and enrollment
  • Collect and report data and process compliance tasks in SEVIS
  • Provides guidance and leadership to student employees; set expectations, train new staff and model exemplary customer service

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Foreign language skills

Cover letter and resume must be included in the application to be considered.
  • The primary function of this position is to perform the duties of a Designated School Official (DSO) in the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). A DSO must be either a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of federal immigration and other regulations pertaining to international students and scholars. Experience in an office environment. Demonstrated English writing skills and computer literacy.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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