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International Student Advisor

Washington State University International Programs
Department of International Programs, Washington State University, Pullman Washington
Monthly Salary: $3,949.76
Closing date
Mar 22, 2024
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Student & Scholar Services
Knowledge Communities
International Student and Scholar Services
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

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Positions assigned to this class exercise professional judgment within established guidelines and are responsible for participating and/or coordinating the development, implementation, and/or administration of student services programs and initiatives and/or advising and counseling students in functional areas such as admissions, athletics, career services, financial aid, recruitment, registration, student activities, and other forms of student services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to implementing systems and methods for student programs and services; providing day-to-day contact with advising and counseling of students; interpreting and enforcing academic policies and procedures as they pertain to the organization; monitoring and evaluating student services and operational effectiveness; providing information and clarification regarding University policies/procedures to students, faculty, staff, and parents; award adjustments, needs analysis, financial aid, career services, teacher preparation field placements, recruitment activities, and other forms of student services; representing the organization with internal and external constituents.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international studies, political science, counseling, education, or a related field and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends as needed.
  • A Designated School Official (DSO) for SEVIS must be either a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Experience with common office software programs (Microsoft Office).
  • Strong ability and skills in managing challenging or stressful circumstances meeting deadlines when handling multiple cases.
  • High level of attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural, written and verbal communication skills, ability to establish professional relationships with international population and campus offices, and to speak in front of large groups.
  • Excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with others in a warm, friendly and supportive manner, creating a climate of trust, consideration and mutual respect.
  • Ability to work as a team as well as working independently.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity.
  • Understanding of how immigration and academics intersect.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships and solve complex problems to ensure immigration regulations are met.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in international studies, college student personnel, or a related field.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Experience in a university international office.
  • Experience working and/or living abroad.
  • Experience working in SUNAPSIS case management system.
  • Knowledge or proficiency of a foreign language.



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