The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) Assistant Director supervises and leads the international student team at Georgia State’s downtown Atlanta campus, and is responsible for the overall management, planning and immigration compliance of international student services that serves a growing population of over 2000 students. This position also represents ISSS visibly with campus and community colleagues, as well as with federal officials related to immigration compliance issues, and sits on numerous University committees.
Benefits include, professional development at conferences once per year; Tuition Assistance Program, allowing for three free classes a semester, contingent upon acceptance, at all 26 University System of Georgia schools; reduced gym membership fee at GSU Recreation Center, along with a full benefits package for health and dental coverage.
Examples of duties include:
Responsible for assisting the Director (along with Assistant Director for Scholar Services and Associate Director for Perimeter College ISSS) in making decisions, providing oversight, determining goals and direction, and representing ISSS to on and off campus partners.
Directly supervises the downtown international student advising staff (4), coordinating the hiring and training of direct reports, guiding their professional development, and evaluating performance.
Advise students related to F1 and J1 immigration regulations and University policies and deadlines, use compliance software to maintain appropriate documentation, communication, and student support. Remain current on federal immigration changes, access to advising resources, and key campus partners who can assist with related student needs and questions.
Responsible for maintaining Open Doors data for downtown ISSS, as well as oversight of the office website, social media, and general communication to downtown international students.
Providing SAVE verification for nonresident aliens (besides F1) admitted to GSU main campus after admission.
Provide guidance, development, and support for all student advising and support services and programs (including orientation, student clubs, and immigration programming).
Serve as SEVIS Coordinator for downtown by facilitating semesterly SEVIS registration, maintaining GSU's I-17 form, leading advisors in immigration knowledge and support, use of Sunapsis, managing alerts & student requests, and keeping up to date on the ever changing federal regulations and policy guidance.
Liaise with various colleagues off campus (AMIS, GAIE, GILC, USG, NAFSA) and with internal stakeholders (admissions, registrar, student accounts, academic advising, IEP, student center, Athletics etc.) to remain current on latest support and information related to international students, and to act as an advocate on their behalf.
Bachelor's degree and three years supervisory/management experience; or a combination of education and related experience.
Preferred Hiring Standard:
Master’s Degree in related field; experience working with F1 and J1 international students; supervisory experience; meet the Department of Homeland Security's requirements for Designation School Official (DSO) and Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO).
A cover letter and resume are required for consideration, and must be submitted via the link below on GSU's Human Resources website. Finalist candidates will need to submit the name and contact information for three professional references.
Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Internal Number: 19000105
About Georgia State University, ISSS
Georgia State University, founded in 1913, is one of the Southeast’s major public research institutions. It is among the top 100 public universities for doctoral degrees awarded. With an enrollment of 50,000 students in eleven colleges, Georgia State University is the largest university in the state.
Georgia State seeks to attract dynamic individuals to contribute to its mission of becoming one of the nation's leading urban research institutions, providing first-rate undergraduate and graduate education, cutting-edge research, and committed public service.