Radford University invites applications for an International Student and Scholar Services Coordinator position in the McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement (MCGEE). The McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement at Radford University supports students, faculty and staff interested in pursuing international initiatives that result in a positive impact for the individual and our campus community. The International Student and Scholar Services Coordinator serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) with the Department of Homeland Security and an Alternative Responsible Office (ARO) with the U.S. Department of State. Administers and oversees all immigration-related matters regarding for international students and scholars. For more information regarding the Center please visit: https://www.radford.edu/international
Duties and Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to:
- Advise students and scholars on matters pertaining to F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations.
- Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO).
- Manage and update the SEVIS database to comply with federal immigration regulations.
- Advise international students on cultural (school adjustment, acclamation to life in the U.S., culture shock, homesickness, among others) and personal concerns (academic planning, health and health insurance, career planning, employment, non-RU scholarships, personal safety, among others), referring students as needed.
- Assist international students in applying for OPT, CPT, reinstatement, change of status, Social Security number, and driver’s license, among others.
- Assist Radford University offices regarding immigration questions; contact relevant legal authorities when needed.
- Keep abreast of changes in laws and regulations that affect international students, scholars and/or the university and communicate changes appropriately to stakeholders.
- Develop and implement an online and in-person international student orientation program.
- Serve as the main advisor to the International Student Association, attending all meetings and events.
- Develop and implement social, cultural, recreational, and informational programs, included but not limited to: information sessions, festivals and celebrations, tax resources, in-state and out-of-state trips, International Student Banquet, International Education Week, and others.
- Assist in developing policies and procedures, and monitor compliance with federal laws and regulations.
- Assists in collecting, compiling and analyzing international student and scholar data for effective decision-making by the McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement, and for reporting to regulatory agencies.
- Manage the RU health insurance plan for international students.
- Serve and participate on University committees as needed.
- Update the office social media accounts as needed.
- Update and develop appropriate content for the ISSS section of the office website.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Advanced degree; or Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience and/or equivalent training that equates to an advanced degree.
2. One year of experience working and advising international students and/or scholars on immigration matters, or related experience.
3. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to meet regulatory requirements as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO).
1. Master’s degree.
2. Extensive knowledge of student immigration regulations.
3. Prior experience working in international education or other overseas experience.
4. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
5. Strong advising skills.
6. Strong oral and written communication skills.
7. Excellent multitasking and organizational skills.
8. Occasional weekend and evening availability.
9. Strong knowledge of cross-cultural adjustment.
10. Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft suite.
11. Ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies, including alumni, faculty, students, parents and staff.
12. Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for and skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.
13. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
Please apply directly at: https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/12955.
Overview of Radford University
Nestled in the New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles from Roanoke, Radford University is a co-educational, doctoral/professional national university. Radford University is a student-focused institution offering 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master’s programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master’s certificate, preparing students to become successful and productive leaders in the community.
In 2022, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education elevated Radford University to the Doctoral/Professional classification due to the increased number of doctoral degrees awarded. In Top Public Schools – National Universities, Radford University tied with other schools ranked #169 and ranked at 118 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among public universities in the National Universities category. Radford University was recently recognized among the top National Universities by the U. S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges report. In addition, Radford University was recognized as one of the “2022 “Best Regional Universities in the South” by the Princeton Review in 2022 and ranked as 14th Top Public Schools in the South in 2022 by US News and World Report. Radford University was also recognized as one of the Best Colleges of Public Distinction and Best Colleges of Virginia Distinction for 2022-2023. Radford University prides itself on its strong commitment to teaching and research. Please visit the Radford University website at http://www.radford.edu.