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
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. Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both oral and written. Second language as well as experience living abroad is recommended. Frequent evening and weekend hours required.
Internal Number: 19-15A
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The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 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, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.