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International Students Counselor II

University of Houston
Fifth Ward/Frenchtown, TX
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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College / University
Supervises the counseling/advising activities for the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSSO). Acts as a Designated School Official/Alternate Responsible Officer on behalf of the university. Counsels international students and scholars on the complex requirements of immigration law and cross-cultural adjustment.
  • Serves as a Designated School Official/Alternate Responsible Officer for ISSSO. Collaborates with the SEVIS Coordinators to ensure SEVIS compliance for new and returning international students and scholars.
  • Acts as a liaison with university departments and government agencies to resolve complex immigration-related issues.
  • Trains new international counselors on university processes and procedures. May supervise the work of student assistants and front office personnel.
  • Authorizes international students and scholars to receive visas, extensions of stay, employment and practical training, and to transfer to/from UH.
  • Counsels and advises international students and foreign faculty/research scholars on adjusting to the U.S. culture, academic requirements, finances, insurance, housing, safety, legal rights, and personal problems.
  • Develops, compiles, and produces communications and promotional literature for distribution including office newsletters and brochures and complex statistical reports for internal and external publications.
  • Reviews student grant applications and determines and recommends amount of financial assistance to be given to each applicant.
  • Organizes orientation programs and pre-enrollment services. Conducts workshops for international students, foreign faculty/research scholars regarding immigration, employment and tax matters.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Bachelors and 3 years experience

May Be Eligible for Alternative Workplace Arrangements.

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