Provides international student and SEVIS immigration support for the Office of International Education.
Summary of Essential Functions
Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the F-1 student program and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 exchange visitor program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Assist the Assistant Director of International Student Services with F-1 and J-1 immigration and SEVIS tasks including data entry, creating immigration documents, student registration, student communication, extensions, reinstatement, change of status, and travel signatures.
Monitor SEVIS alerts and stay up-to-date on developments in the international education field, including immigration legislation and best practices.
Advise international students on immigration related matters, related-support services, cross-cultural communication, and community resources.
Along with Assistant Director of International Student Services, represent International Education in campus orientation committee and sub-committees; coordinate orientation details and participate in presentations and workshops during orientation.
Assist the Assistant Director of Education Abroad and Exchange Services to provide support for education abroad and exchange student students, programs, and activities.
Assist the Assistant Director of International Student Services to develop and conduct immigration programs and workshops that will meet student needs.
With Assistant Director of International Student Services, represent International Education on committees, meetings, and campus-wide initiatives as assigned.
Work collaboratively with faculty and staff on campus wide events and initiatives to support international student population.
Explore and implement new ways for international students to serve as a resource to the community for cultural diversity and awareness of global issues
Coordinate PeopleSoft functions, as well as other internal databases and spreadsheets for F-1 and J-1 students; generate data and reports.
Update and maintain International Education website pages pertaining to F-1 and J-1 students and scholars.
Plan events and meeting, including space reservations, food orders and technology requests.
Organize and develop office and meeting materials, such as agendas, minutes, spreadsheets, flyers, and electronic presentations.
Maintain all F-1 and J-1 student records and files.
Assist with supervising and training student workers.
Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of office and administrative coordination and procedures in higher education; F-1 and J-1 regulations; international programs in higher education.
Interpersonal and intercultural skills; strong planning and problem-solving skills; developing and delivering intercultural and immigration presentations and workshops; proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and databases.
Ability to work within a diverse and inclusive community; handle many tasks in a busy office independently and collaboratively, manage time work efficiently.
Proven experience in an office setting.
Proven experience working with F-1/J-1 immigration and the SEVIS system.
Experience working with international students and/or a diverse student body.
U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status as required by USCIS regulations for Designated School Officials and Alternate Responsible Officers in SEVIS.
Experience with PeopleSoft.
Intercultural communication theory and training.
Graphic design and web page maintenance skills.
Fluency in language other than English.
Previous experience as DSO or ARO and with F-1 and/or J-1 visa regulations and programs.
An appreciation for art and design.
Reporting to This Position
No direct reports
Conditions of Employment
This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position)
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
To Apply for This Position
All applicants must apply for this position through the Maryland Institute College of Art website at this link:
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Internal Number: R236
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is the oldest independent, continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the United States. MICA (pronounced "my-ka") is home to top-ranked fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With a 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, MICA enrolls over 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students from 49 states, with nearly 600 international students from 53 countries.
The faculty include professional artists, designers, art historians, poets and writers from Yale, Harvard, Cooper Union, and other prestigious universities. Each year over 175 visiting artists, critics, designers, poets, writers and art historians come to MICA from across the U.S. and the world. MICA’s alumni and programming reaches around the globe, even as the College remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.Acknowledged nationally as a premier leader in art and design education, MICA is deliberately cultivating a new generation of artist – one that is capable of seaml...essly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design and media.MICA is redefining the role of the artists and designers as creative, solutions-oriented makers and thinkers who will drive social, cultural, and economic advancement for our future.
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