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Associate Director, International Student Services

Employer
Prairie View A&M University
Location
Prairie View, Texas
Salary
$4,389.17 monthly
Closing date
May 9, 2024

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Specialty
Global Affairs & Engagement
Position Type
Associate Director
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University

Prairie View A&M University

Associate Director, International Student Services

Job Title
Associate Director, International Student Services

Agency
Prairie View A&M University

Department
Office of International Programs

Proposed Minimum Salary
$4,389.17 monthly

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type
Staff

Job Description

The Associate Director for International Student Services, under general direction, assists the Executive Director in all aspects of departmental operations for International Student Programs.

This position may pay more than the minimum proposed salary listed above, depending on experience and/or qualifications of the selected candidate.

Responsibilities:

• Interpret and advise international students, deans, faculty, and staff on F-1 immigration regulations. Serves as an international student advisor. Advise prospective students on immigration regulations and university procedures. Advisement through email, telephone, and website. Review admissions documents for I-20 issuance to new international students. Review admission application, English Proficiency, and Financial documents that attest to proof of financial responsibility. Assure that all biographical information is available to update students' records.

• Serve as the University's (PDSO) Principal Designated School Official in the government's (SEVIS) Student and Exchange Visitors Information System. Direct all aspects of the International Student Services Office. Responsible for preparing and applying for the University's re-certification (approval to have international students attend the university) of the Student and Exchange Visitors Information System every two years. Review and update all F-1 student records in SEVIS for review/approval. Update Form I-17 with updates to academic programs, class start dates, DSOs, and all pertinent information related to the university's request for approval. Assign the University's DSOs' Designated School Officials and DSO verifications for SEVIS. Ensures institutional compliance with SEVIS program requirements by working with deans, provost office, faculty, staff, and students. Maintain immigration records in accordance with federal guidelines for all Prairie View A&M University F-1 students and F-2 dependents. Responsible for all PVAMU locations, including the Main Campus, College of Nursing, and Northwest Campus.

• Train and supervise full-time (DSO) Designated School Officials and student workers. Student Advisement. All aspects of SEVIS regulations and maintenance. Issuance of Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility, Full Course Waiver, Co-Enrollment Program, Program Extension, shipment of I-20 documents, foreign currency conversion, regulations research, and best practices. Train and co-supervise the administrative associate, supervise the planning and implementation of Student Programming activities to support international students, and Co-supervise the management of Terra Dotta software. Plan and lead the New Student Orientation and Welcome Ceremony for international students. In consultation with SIO, hire staff for vacant positions in International Student Services and supervise all International Services Activities.

• Participate in office planning processes to meet the needs of the department. In the absence of the SIO, make decisions and keep the SIO up to date on matters related to international student services. Contribute to institutional activities that support the university community by participating in all international student programming such as graduation, welcome and sash ceremonies, and encourage international student participation in the Peace Corps Preparatory Program. Plan, develop and conduct new international student orientation and check-in. Work with and arrange all details with enrollment management, campus partners, and student assistants. Plan, develop and conduct Optional Practical Training workshops for international students. Serve as liaison to government officials including the Homeland Security Field Representative, ICE Agents, Counter Terrorism Agents, SEVP Representatives, and SEVIS Helpdesk Representatives. Update internal forms, immigration information, policies and procedures for the website, department and international student services. Conduct performance evaluations on the (DSO) Designated School Officer and direct reports. Assist with maintaining the International student services Web page.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor's degree.

• Eight years of related experience in higher education in a field related to international student advising.

• Experience with US immigration policies and the duties of DSO/PDSO as described in the job duties.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.

Job Posting Details:

• 04/30/2024

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae

• Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or mailto:jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5167478

About Us

For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit www.pvamu.edu. Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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