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International Student Advisor

South Dakota State
Vermillion, SD
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
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Organization Type
Posting Details

Posting Details


University of South Dakota

Working Title
International Student Advisor

Posting Number

USD-Gallagher International Center

Physical Location of Position (City)

Posting Text

The University of South Dakota's International Office is seeking applicants for the position of International Student Advisor. The Advisor performs the duties of a Designated School Official (DSO). They are responsible for advising USD's approximately 250 F-1 students about maintaining non-immigrant status in the US, and assisting students with immigration, visa, financial, orientation, academic, cross-cultural, and personal adjustment matters.

As a member of a an office of six professionals, this position takes the lead in the development, implementation, and presentation of key cultural integration initiatives to ensure a positive living and learning experience, including orientation programs, off-campus educational programs, and other activities for international students. They will also serve as the International Office liaison to the Global Living Learning Community, teach an undergraduate, one-credit, first-year experience course, and assist with the design of and updates to handouts, forms, presentations, and the International Student Services webpages.

The candidate must have the ability to work some evenings and weekends.
Candidates will have at minimum a Bachelor's degree and: 1+ years of experience in college student programming or advising; demonstrated ability to efficiently complete detail-orientated work with a high degree of accuracy; 1+ years of experience working or living in an international or multi-cultural setting; teaching experience (broadly defined); experience using social media to support programming and training; excellent written and oral communication skills (English). U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required as mandated by federal regulations. Must be able to hold a passport/travel internationally.
Prefer candidates with 2+ years of experience or a master's degree.

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

First Consideration Date

Advertised Salary
commensurate with qualifications, plus benefits

Duration of the Term
12 months

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Appointment Percent

Work Hours

Monday - Friday office hours plus evening and weekend events as scheduled. May involve overnight travel and possibly international travel.

Typical Hours Worked Per Week

Appointment Type

Faculty Status

Scope of Search
External (includes Internal)

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This position requires
Travel, Overnight stays, Weekends/Holidays, Valid Drivers License, Other

If other, please indicate
Ability to become a designated school official and alternate responsible officer.

Department Description and Cultural Expectations

The Gallagher International Center recruits and serves USD's international degree seeking, exchange, and English language F1 and J1 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. USD embeds diversity and inclusiveness throughout every dimension and sector of the university. This inclusive excellence creates a welcoming community engaged in diversity. It provides an environment that prepares all students for living and working in a diverse society.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environment for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.

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Working Conditions

Cognitive Requirements

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Analyzing, Comprehend, Frequent Change, Intense Customer Interaction, Logic, Memory, Multiple Priorities, Multiple Stimuli, Pace-fast, Perform calculations, Reading, Reasoning, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

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Physical Requirements

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Repetitive Motion, Sitting for sustained periods of time, Driving, Fine Finger Manipulation (keyboarding, pipefitting, bench work, etc), Lifting Above Waist, Lifting Below Waist, Lifting light, Walking

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Use of computer keyboard and screen at workstation. Helping to set up for events.

Sensory Requirements

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Hearing, Speaking, Vision (With and without corrective lenses)

Working Conditions & Exposures

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Working Environment

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Classroom Environment, Office Environment, Other Environment (Please explain below)

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locations for off-campus learning experiences such as metropolitan areas, rural locations, shopping centers, public facilities, museums, etc.

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