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International Student Services Coordinator

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Akin, GA
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
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College / University
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Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

International Student Admissions and Programs

Job Summary

Serve as an International Student Advisor (ISA) and Designated School Official (DSO) for Georgia Southern's international student population. The International Student Coordinator provides immigration and cultural assistance in support of international student immigration compliance, retention, and graduation. The International Student Coordinator ensures Student and Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS) compliance and implements student programs and workshops that promote the success and retention of international students, adhering to best practices.

  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO), advising and assisting international students on F-1 visa regulations and benefits
  • Maintain data in the SEVIS system, providing reports as needed
  • Counsel and refer international students to University resources
  • Assist with the I-20 process, communication, and support services for newly admitted international students
  • Maintain compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies
  • Coordinate meaningful international programs (including international orientation) and advise the International Ambassadors student group
  • Serve as a campus advocate and resource for international students

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience
  • Three (3) or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • One (1) or more years of experience as a DSO
  • Familiarity with F-1 federal immigration regulations

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree

Preferred Experience
  • Experience with Banner and Terra Dotta software
  • Intercultural communication skills
  • Experience working with international students within higher education or comparable environment

Proposed Salary

$20.91 per hour

This is a non-exempt position paid on a biweekly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Application review may begin on January 30, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident to remain in compliance with SEVIS requirements

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Set up, take down for events (i.e., serve food, lift chairs and tables)

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