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International Student Advisor, International Programs Office (1794)

Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho
Closing date
May 9, 2024

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Global Affairs & Engagement
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International Student Advisor, International Programs Office (1794)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The incumbent serves as an immigration advisor to international students, faculty and scholars and serves as a Designated School Official (DSO). Completes immigration paperwork as well as issue, file and monitor immigration documents and applications. Responsible for updating student and scholar records in the federal government SEVIS system using ISSM for batch submissions to the SEVIS database; ensures the university's continuing compliance with SEVIS reporting requirements and other federal reporting requirements.

Key Responsibilities

• Serve as an advisor, advising and assisting international students and scholars regarding F-1 and J-1 immigration requirements, and prepare appropriate federal documents for work authorization and visa related requests. Advises students and scholars on the U.S. immigration, laws, and regulations that impact their enrollment and continued stay in the United States. Process I-20 and DS-2019 applications for new and continuing international students and ensure applications materials meet the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requirements. Advise students and scholars on how to maintain enrollment status as per immigration regulations, and assist students and scholars in filing applications with DHS. Verify student enrollment, enters/updates immigration information to student database (ISSM). Maintains I-20 and DS-2019 forms and documentations used by the International Programs Office to assist students with applications and immigration issues.

• Stay informed of current immigration regulations and requirements and maintains professional knowledge of international regulatory policies affecting Idaho State University students and community. Functions as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the university's F and J programs.

• Represents the office at various meetings and serve on inter-office committees or teams in collaborative efforts as required. Advise international student organizations. Plans and delivers various workshops throughout the year. Coordinates cultural and social events and services to assist new students and scholars upon their arrival to Pocatello and Idaho State University. Assist with coordination of international student and scholar orientation for each semester.

• Tracks students' admission and the whereabouts of former international students. Tracks and report enrollment numbers and all other international student data each semester.

• Other duties as assigned, maintains confidentiality as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree plus 1 year working within an academic setting in the area of international immigration advising.

• Ability to serve as a Designated School Official (DSO).

• Per Federal regulations governing F-1 and J-1 visa program sponsors, candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

• Working knowledge of F-1 and J-1 federal regulations.

• Accuracy and attention to detail.

• Demonstrated experience recognizing political ramification and/or consequences of situations related to self, and/or institution. Analyzing the impact of actions and situations and to use good judgement in responding and or referring or consulting with others.

• Must be able to function independently, be motivated, and show good judgment in leadership and conflict resolution skills.

• Ability to model professional behavior, enlist others in a common vision; provide innovative ideas and facilitate collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree plus 3 years working within an academic setting in the area of international immigration advising.

• One year of experience as a Designated School Official (DSO).

• Experience utilizing Ellucian's Banner, Recruit CRM and ISSM databases.

• Expertise in the use of the federal SEVIS database.

Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to May 6, 2024. Salary will be between $46,050 - $50,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req2191
Type: Working 12 months per year
Position: Non-classified Staff
Division: International Program Office

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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