The International Services Office seeks to hire an International Student Advisor to advise F-1 and J-1 international students on matters of immigration and personal adjustment, and to coordinate programs and activities. Reporting to the Executive Director of International and Multicultural Student Programs and Services, this individual serves as a designated school official (DSO) and alternate responsible officer (ARO) within the area of international student and scholar services situated in the Department of Student Affairs.
Advise international students on a variety of matters including immigration and visa regulations, employment regulations, cultural adjustment, personal matters, financial concerns, and university procedures
Conducts individual conferences with students with regard to immigration documents and processes, such as applications for practical training, extensions, and change of major.
Is a Designated School Official (DSO) for the SEVIS database
Plans, conducts, and evaluates orientation programs and student success workshops for international students using various means of delivery
Coordinates cultural programs and activities to enhance global understanding on campus, including the International Festival.
Advises the International Student Association and other country association clubs, such as the Chinese Student and Scholar Association, the Indian Student Council, the Saudi Student Club, et al.
Works with the Global Student Leaders to organize activities for new international students
Prepares and distributes periodic newsletter and/or other communication media for international students including ISO social media platforms
Collaborates with the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the implementation of diversity programs and training.
Collaborates with the Career Development Center to provide visa-appropriate career guidance for international students.
Member of committees relating to multicultural, international and student affairs issues as assigned
Updates International Services Office website
On occasion may need to travel to another UNH campus, such as the Orange campus, to provide services for international students.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in international education, comparable field or equivalent experience. Masters degree and experience working in higher education preferred. Familiarity with SEVIS, student visas and with Department of Homeland Security immigration regulations preferred. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident to be a DSO as per regulatory standards. Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both oral and written. Second language as well as experience living abroad is recommended. Some evening and weekend hours required.
Internal Number: 19-15A
About University of New Haven
The University enrolls approximately 6,500 students, including nearly 1,600 graduate students and more than 4,800 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Approximately 15% of the student body are international students.