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International Student Advisor

University of Washington
Wallingford, WA
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity open for an International Student Advisor.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of UWB's International Student Services, this position is responsible for providing international student services, advising, and support for the UW Bothell Campus. The position requires staying up-to-date with federal and institutional policy changes to educate and provide quality service to students, staff, and the general public. The International Student Advisor will have think critically about diverse situations and provide honest options or feedback, primarily to support student academic success.

The International Student Advisor is a Designated School Official (DSO) for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). The person in this position must have the ability to understand, apply and communicate complex immigration regulations and university policies.The authority given in this position affects multiple branches of the university, including the lives of students studying at UWB.

Assists in maintaining institutional compliance with federal F-1 student requirements. The position is responsible for advising the entire F-1 student population, ensuring compliance and continuous enrollment. The university's F-1 program is reliant on the International Student Advisor being correct, and accurate with their work. The International Student advisor will assist and correctly report information about studentsthroughout admission, during their academic career, and for up to three years after a student has completed their degree.


  • Act as a contact for the international student population on campus.
  • Advise on U.S. immigration regulations and policies of the F-1 visa to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Independently plan and execute programming for new and current international students on filing for F-1 benefits and other information pertinent to the success of international students.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Academic Programs.
  • Partner with Center for International Education staff to contribute and support Global Ambassador (student worker) duties and events.

  • Report SEVIS changes including (but not limited to) initial creation, registration, CPT, OPT, STEM extension, COS, COL, RCL, and termination.
  • Independently process documents and reports required by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Answer all government inquiries to ensure compliance.
  • Administer, plan, organize and present three comprehensive orientations for new international students per year.
  • Help develop and implement a calendar of cultural activities and events.
  • Create and maintain International Student Services procedure manuals.
  • Contribute to and/or be responsible for creation of publications, events, evaluation projects and other assignments.
  • Be responsible for auditing and updating content of the International Student Services website.
  • Plan, contribute to and implement short- and long-term plans for International Student Services.

Other Duties as assigned

  • Bachelors Degree in international studies or relevant field
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Designated School Official or Alternate Responsible Officer

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with the public, students, faculty, and community members including those from various cultural and socio-economic groups.
  • Commitment to contributing to the University's goals for diversity and fostering a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation.
  • Ability to collect data and create reports using database systems.
  • Presentation and advising skills that demonstrate commitment to best methods including use of technology including the Microsoft office suite.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

  • At least 3 years' experience as an international student advisor or recruiter in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with the SEVIS database and international student information systems.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies related to student records, information systems, admissions, and registration.
  • At least 3 years' experience as an international student advisor or recruiter in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with the SEVIS database and international student information systems.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies related to student records, information systems, admissions, and registration.
  • Documented experience communicating with international populations in an educational setting.

  • Work is performed in an office setting.
  • May need to work beyond or outside of a typical 40-hour work week; this may include evenings and weekends.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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