EXP International Student Career Coordinator

The New School
New York City, NY
Sep 19, 2022
Sep 27, 2022
Position Type
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
College / University

Reporting to the Associate Director, Career Development and Experiential Opportunities, the International Student Career Coordinator provides internship, F-1 status, and professional development advisement and support to the international student community at The New School. As a Designated School Official ( DSO ), the Coordinator advises and provides guidance to F-1 and J-1 students related to their internships, immigration regulations and university policies. Prepares and issues all the necessary immigration documents needed for off-campus employment. 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.

This is a Local 1205 Clerical Unit position subject to the terms and conditions agreed to in the Union Contract between Teamsters Local 1205 and The New School.

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities.

The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.

  • Provides guidance to students on school internships policies, career guidance, and career trajectories via email and in-person/virtual appointments
  • Oversees and maintains and tracks all international students internship records
  • Act as a Designated School Official ( DSO ) while operating SEVIS USCIS tracking system and recording Curricular Practical Training ( CPT ) for F-1 International Students
  • Guides students with maintaining their legal status and evaluating immigration documents and academic records to determine students eligibility for off-campus employment CPT (Curricular Practical Training).
  • Processes all CPT requests for students participating in internships outside of the university
  • Manages and responds timely to email, phone and in-person inquiries from students about their CPT status and internships policies
  • Develop informational and educational materials for students
  • Creates materials for employers to establish international partnerships
  • Resolve any issues concerns or conflicts that may arise during the employer/ international student internship period
  • Communicates with staff, faculty, students and employers about internships and CPT policies and regulations
  • Interprets and adheres to government regulations, university policies, procedures and practices
  • Complies with federal SEVIS reporting and data management requirements

  • Liaises with the Office of International Student Services and Scholars ( ISSS ) and provides guidance to international students on Curricular Practical Training ( CPT )
  • Communicates with employers, faculty and staff about internship policies and regulations
  • Builds relationships with key stakeholders to increase internships for international students

  • Develops interactive virtual and in-person workshops with student learning outcomes
  • Facilitate workshops and events to educate students on CPT regulations and promote the professional success of international students
  • Collaborates with staff, schools, departments and outside organizations (including vendors) to plan events
  • Establishes a professional presence on campus and in the field through partnerships and associations; and participates in education conferences and meetings.

  • Hire and train supervises student employees; delegate tasks and monitor student workers work progress as well as time sheet collection/submission,but not limited to the International Student Peer Career Ambassador
  • Other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree and minimum 2 years related experience in a diversity/equity/inclusion/social justice higher education setting, event planning, career services, employer relations or higher education
  • A minimum of two years of experience working in either career coaching/development or counseling setting, experience in customer service and ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new computer applications
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence; and a continuing commitment to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice practices in support of a diverse community
  • Exercises impeccable discretion to implement University, school-specific, and governmental program-specific policies with respect to student status at the university
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Effective presentation, demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Proven abilities in personal judgment and critical thinking skills to help others make values-based decisions regarding career path
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and manage effectively multiple deadlines and projects
  • Self-starter with an interest in working in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and nimble team environment
  • Ability to assist with implementation of new events with impeccable attention to detail
  • Some nights and weekends required
  • Ability to adhere to University COVID -19 policy and requirements

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree
  • Knowledge of Career Career Management systems, Banner, DegreeWorks, and Starfish
  • Experience with NACE , LinkedIn or other coaching-related professional organizations and tools
  • Experience working in higher education/career coaching

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