Provides a wide-range of advisement and coordination of professional services relating to visiting non-immigrant International students, scholars, employees, faculty, and dependents while ensuring institutional compliance with federal immigration law. Provides advisement/counseling for international students in matters related to immigration status which includes, but is not limited to, various categories of visa issues, legal employment and career consideration for different disciplines, daily needs in the Auburn community (social security requirements, driver's license requirements, international travel, Medicaid and related support services), and the first point of contact for academic difficulties, health, and personal issues. Plans and makes appropriate decisions based on established parameters, guidelines, and regulations impacting student/scholar progress toward timely program completion and post-program employment; serves as liaison with professionals in other offices on campus, or with sponsors in foreign countries, to troubleshoot and solve problems as new issues arise or new programs interface. Collaborates with Auburn Global staff and administrators in serving incoming international students' academic and service's needs. This includes working with our pathway program to help students transition into degree-seeking status, provide appropriate immigration documentation to facilitate student matriculation, and ensuring processes are consistent with Auburn University and federal government requirements. Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for Auburn University, interpreting and following the regulations governed by the Department of Homeland Security. Plans/executes international student events and programs, which includes orientation, employment workshops, travel validation events, scholar recognition events, etc. Provides international student enrollment reports internally and to the federal government each semester. May be responsible for training, assisting, or assigning tasks to others. May provide input to performance reviews of other employees. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in International Relations, International Education, International Business & Management, Human Resources, Pre-Law or a relevant field; Plus, four (4) years of experience advising International Students and Scholars to include experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) or as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). Knowledge of Visa categories, immigration processes and related state and federal laws and regulations; knowledge of physical and electronic interfaces with the Department of Homeland Security F-1 visa program and Department of State J-1 visa program; and must be a US citizen or Legal Permanent resident to be able to serve as a Department of Homeland Security Designated School Official (DSO) and a Department of State, Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and professional references. Only complete application materials will be accepted. A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Desired Qualifications are a Master's degree from an accredited institution and extensive experience serving as a designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). Thorough knowledge of and experience working with SUNAPSIS. Preferred skills include the ability to multitask, work independently, manage complex projects, and pay attention to detail.
Internal Number: 123340
About Auburn University Office of International Programs
Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn's commitment to active student engagement, professional success, and public/private partnership drive a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. Auburn's mission to educate, discover and collaborate drives its expanding impact on the world.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.