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International Student Coordinator - 997249

Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
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Title: International Student Coordinator - 997249
Position Number: 997249
Unit/Department: Global Engagement
FTE: Full-time (12-month)
Department Summary:
In an increasingly interconnected world, a global mindset is more important than ever. Whether hearing from a U.S. Ambassador on campus or studying sustainability in Ecuador, global thinking and intercultural learning are woven into everything we do.
Drake University's Global Engagement creates opportunities for students to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures strengthens our tolerance and our ability to adapt, communicate, and think critically.
To learn more about Global Engagement, visit: .
Job Summary:
More than 150 international students from over 50 countries study at Drake University. The International Student Coordinator serves as a valuable resource for prospective and current international students.
As a member of the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Team, the coordinator will support international students before they arrive and during their time here on campus. The coordinator provides pre-arrival information, arrival and orientation services, immigration advice, and special programs specifically for international students.
Core Job Responsibilities
- Respond timely and thoroughly to inquiries from prospective undergraduate international students via email, virtual calls, etc.
- Support qualified international students through the various application stages: portfolio review, admittance, deposit, and I-20 issuance.
- Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) at the University, responsible for assisting international students entering the U.S. on a F-1 (degree-seeking) non-immigrant visa
- Responsible for issuing initial I-20 documentation for students entering on an F-1 visa
- Regularly lead virtual sessions with admitted students on topics ranging from financial support to visa acquisition best practices
- Track international students from deposit status to on-campus arrival, and provide status updates to internal stakeholders (deans, registrar, etc.)
- Serve as bridge for students as they shift from deposited student to enrolled, providing significant support for the onboarding process. Lead virtual and on-campus orientation sessions for enrolled international students.
- Oversee the International Mentor and Academic Consultant (IMAC) program, including selection, training, and matching mentors to international students. Coordinate monthly peer mentor meetings.
- Support international students with cultural adaptation and integration into campus and Des Moines in collaboration with the International Student and Scholar Services staff
- Provide direct recruitment support in certain markets as deemed appropriate
- Assist with mailing of recruitment brochures to recruitment locations as needed
Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree
- Experience working with university students, preferably international students
- Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (in order to work in SEVIS)
- Detail-oriented
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
- Effective communication written and verbal skills
- Effective presentation skills, to both small and large audiences
Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience coordinating and delivering international student programming
- Experience working in the SEVIS system
- Previous experience as a DSO or ARO
- Ability to converse in a language in addition to English
- Experience studying or living in a country outside of the U.S.
Job Duties:
40% - Respond to prospective student inquiries, support international students through application stages, lead virtual sessions for admitted students - (Essential)
30% - Serve as a bridge for deposited students to enrollment; lead retention effort for deposited students; support student integration into campus - (Essential)
20% - DSO/I-20 issuance/keeping track of status for SEVIS process; track students from deposit to on-campus arrival; update campus stakeholders on enrollment and arrival status after deposit - (Essential)
5% - Oversee IMAC program - (Essential)
5% - Provide direct recruitment support as needed, assist with mailing of brochures and setting up visits. Perform other duties, as assigned. - (Essential)
Salary & Benefits
The final offered salary will be commensurate with the selected candidates qualifications and experiences. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt (salaried) position.
At Drake, we are proud to offer our employees, their spouses, and eligible dependents a comprehensive benefits package, which includes a wide range of core benefits, perks, and discounts. If you are exploring a job with Drake University, we invite you to spend a little time with our digital benefits guide: Drake Benefits Guide (Plan Year 2024) ( .
One of our very popular policies provides a tuition waiver for Drake employees, their spouses, and eligible dependents. Drake also participates in not one, but two tuition exchange programs available to dependent children. You can learn about both the tuition waiver policy and tuition exchange programs here: Tuition Benefits ( .
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants will be asked to complete the online application through Drake's job board ( and provide: a resume/cv, a cover, and contact information for three references.
Questions about the application process, working at Drake, spouse/partner support, reasonable accommodations, benefits, or additional information about Drake or Des Moines, Iowa may be directed to Drake Human Resources. You can best reach us at .
All job offers are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check, satisfactory reference checks, and proof of work authorization.
Review of Applications Begins:
For full consideration, apply by June 21, 2024. The position will remain posted until filled.

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