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Immigration Specialist and International Student Advisor (On-Site/Hybrid)

University of California
Rubidoux, CA
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Immigration Specialist and International Student Advisor (On-Site/Hybrid)

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 28016838 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $52,100 - $80,300

Position Information

UCR University Extension is the learner-centered continuing education division of the University of California, Riverside and offers a wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of local, regional and global students and employers. UCR University Extension has provided international programs in the areas of ESL, concurrent enrollment and professional certificates, postgraduate certificates and diplomas, academic pathway programs, academic training programs and customized training to a broad global audience since 1975.

The International Student Advisor at UCR University Extension serves as a work lead on matters related to student record maintenance and regulatory matters, provides direct services to students in F-1 and J-1 status, and contributes to programming efforts that support the international student experience in the areas of immigration, orientation, student life, academics, and career.

University Extension is a primarily remote working organization with staff who commute to campus for work as needed. Similarly, this remote position requires an incumbent with the ability to report for in-person work on campus as business needs dictate.

Budgeted hiring salary is $65,000 - $72,000, dependent on qualifications.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in related area. Preferred


Certification Requirement NAFSA F-1 Student Advising for Beginners Preferred NAFSA J-1 Exchange Visitor Advising for Beginners Preferred


Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Experience with non-traditional academic programs in a college/university setting. Preferred Experience studying or working abroad. Preferred Experience in advising both J and F nonimmigrant students. Required Proficiency using a CRM system to support immigration advising services. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement U.S. citizenship or permanent residence as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State. Required

Minimum Requirements

Understanding of the federally-mandated Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.

Ability to multi-task; verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated track record of creating remarkable customer service experiences.

Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.

Knowledge of federal rules and regulations involving international students in F-1 status.

Knowledge of federal rules and regulations involving international exchange visitors in J-1 status.

Interpersonal skills.

Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.

Solid verbal and written communication skills.

Knowledge of complex U.S. visa and immigration procedures, compliance issues, and employment eligibility/authorization for international students and scholars.

Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.

Preferred Qualifications

Fluency in a language other than English.

Understanding of University rules and regulations.

Knowledge of University processes and procedures.

Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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