International Student Advisor I

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, New York
Grade 11
May 30, 2022
Jun 30, 2022
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Organization Type
College / University

Under the supervision of an Assistant Director for International Student Services, the International Student Advisor I advises on basic rights and responsibilities under the immigration laws of the United States; advises international students on immigration matters related to their stay at Columbia University; acts as Designated School Official (DSO) to issue required U.S. government documents to international students; assists in streamlining and improving ISSO processes and services; collaborates with staff, schools, departments and outside organizations (including vendors) to plan and coordinate collaborative events as needed. Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree (in Liberal Arts, Management, Communications, or Education) and/or equivalent related experience 
  • Two years’ experience as DSO in a higher education setting advising on federal F-1 immigration regulations and SEVIS 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds 
  • Strong computer literacy and familiarity with web-based applications