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Coordinator of Student Engagement & International Scholar Services

Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Global Affairs & Engagement
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Job Details

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Wilson College - Chambersburg, PA

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Category: Customer Service

Wilson College is currently seeking a dynamic and energetic individual for the role of Coordinator of Student Engagement & International Student Services. The coordinator will be responsible for organizing various student activities and programs while promoting a culture of student engagement to meet the needs of a diverse student body. In addition, the coordinator will act as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and will work with the enrollment management team to ensure compliance with relevant laws and reporting through SEVIS and other pertinent agencies. They will also be in charge of orientation and special programming for international students, as well as promoting and facilitating study abroad opportunities for domestic students and faculty. The coordinator will assess future development needs to ensure the successful growth and management of the program.


  • Create, implement, and assess co-curricular student activities and programs for a diverse student body.
  • Ensure a vibrant slate of social, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities are offered for all students to engage with the campus and the community.
  • Collaborate with other offices and organizations on campus to promote student engagement across a wide variety of activities on campus.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements for student related travel in accordance with College policies and procedures;
  • Represents the College at recruitment events on campus and in the community;
  • Assume fiscal oversight for programs and all other administrative duties necessary for efficient running of student engagement activities.
  • Oversight of College Activities Board (CAB).
  • Participate in Administrator-On-Call rotation.
  • Other Duties As Assigned.

International Scholar Services (Approximately 25 students/year)
  • Serves as the Wilson College Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) responsible for registering, maintaining, advising, and certifying F-1 student records in SEVIS. In addition, serves as liaison to J-1 sponsoring organizations and liaison to campus staff & faculty and off-campus persons/organizations as appropriate. Provides training and oversight to SEVIS Designated School Officials (DSOs). Responsible for bi-annual SEVIS recertification and ensuring Wilson's compliance with SEVIS regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining the budgetary requirements for the International Scholars program, including monitoring expenditures and planning for current and future needs of the department. Must analyze data to make strategic financial decisions for the successful development of the program.
  • Provides information sessions and recruits students for study abroad opportunities, including advice to students and faculty regarding the logistics of study abroad opportunities. Researches international programs to understand feasibility for student experience, and coordinates with current international program partners.
  • Plans, organizes, and executes orientation workshops for all international students. In addition, conducts information/orientation sessions on insurance and visas for incoming and outgoing students. Advises and provides case management to all international students on matters pertaining to visas and immigration status and cultural issues through electronic communication, drop-in advising, appointments, and workshops. Develops new programs and services focused on assisting international students in adapting to their new culture and collaborates with other departments and programs (e.g. Residence Life, JEDI, CAB etc.) to create a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus for international and visiting students. Manages student shuttle service to and from local airports and plans and chaperones bus trips periodically throughout the year.
  • Manages the Friendly Family (Host Family) program, each semester successfully recruiting adequate numbers of persons into the program and partnering international students with these community members.
  • Maintains Membership with NAFSA and attends professional development opportunities as available/approved to ensure continued, up-to-date immigration advising and support services.
  • Collaborates with faculty to integrate study abroad into academic planning and international internships.
  • Facilitates the faculty/staff/student International Student Advisory and Support Team to solicit new ideas, enhance programming ideas and engage the broader college community in the execution of departmental activities.
  • Chairs the Study Abroad Advisory Committee and arranges chaperones (including one student development professional for all trips).
  • Cultivates new programs and partnerships on and off campus.

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, detail-oriented, flexible, and experience overseeing multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to effectively communicate, both orally, and in writing, with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Working knowledge of a second language preferred.
  • Evidence of cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity and the ability to communicate and train others with that knowledge.
  • Aptitude for exercising judgement and maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to comprehend complex U.S Code of Federal Regulations as it relates to U.S. immigration regulations and procedures, particularly in F and J visa areas.
  • Skill in facilitating and modeling a quality customer service orientation.
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively as a team member
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs (Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and SharePoint preferred)

  • Supervise work study student(s), occasional interns and van drivers; manage schedules and timecards for college shuttle drivers and student workers.

  • Full-time, 12-month position
  • Variable hours dependent on the needs of the department
  • Some work during evenings and weekends will be required.

  • Travel throughout eastern U.S. for student bus trips or cultural events.
  • Attend NAFSA conferences for education and networking, or other business trips as necessary and approved.
  • Occasional international travel may be required.

  • Master's degree in international education, student development, or related field; or
  • Bachelor's degree with appropriate background and work experience.
  • Experience in international travel
  • Entry level student affairs person.

An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence, as mandated by federal regulations for F-1 Designated School Official
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • CVVS Training/ Homeland Security Training
  • Member of International Education Services (IES)
  • Valid US Driver's license and passport

Working at Wilson: Wilson College provides all eligible, full-time employees with a wide range of benefits including health, dental, and vision coverage; college-paid basic life and long-term disability insurance; and employee-funded Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for health and dependent care. Also available to eligible employees is a Defined Contribution Retirement plan with TIAA. Educational benefits for employees and their families include undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. Tuition Exchange scholarship opportunities are also available across a vast consortium of colleges.

Wilson College offers a flexible, supportive culture that believes in work-life balance, with remote work options available, and generous paid leave policies including paid parental leave, paid vacation, sick, personal leave, 13 paid holidays, paid jury duty, and paid bereavement leave including miscarriage and stillbirth.

Wilson College offers free on-campus fitness center membership, flexible and affordable dining hall meal plans, health and wellness services, and an employee assistance program.

Wilson College is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit qualifying employer, employees of the College may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

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