The International Center provides leadership and support for the Illinois Institute of Technology’s efforts to internationalize its campus. At IIT, international students and scholars from around the world are part of our community, and this position supports internalization efforts by serving as a resource to students, scholars, faculty, and campus partners in meeting the needs of the international community through immigration services.
The International Student & Scholar Advisor provides support and assistance to Illinois Tech’s international population, through the International Center. This position is responsible for advising international students on F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations and cultural adjustment and will serve as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer for the F-1 and J-1 programs in compliance with Federal regulations. This position will assist with SEVIS operations, document and application processing and support general office needs. This position will help coordinate and lead educational programs for students, faculty and staff. Advising staff regularly interprets regulations and university policy and draws conclusions after various possibilities are considered. Advisors recommend and implement policy based on through analysis of immigration regulations, government guidance and best practices.
Bachelor’s degree required in a field related to higher education. Minimum 2 years related experience required. 5-7 years’ relevant experience preferred. Preferred experience with immigration for international employees and scholars in a higher education environment. Knowledge of J-1, F-1 OPT and STEM, regulations, SEVIS, are preferred. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.
Ability to work both independently and as a constructive, collaborative member of team efforts with people at all levels within the University and various governmental agencies. Ability to exercise sound, individual judgment in solving problems. Must possess well¬ developed research, writing, presentation, and analytical skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is needed, and experience or comfort in learning new applications to handle web publishing. Experience with cross-cultural exchange and/or studying or working overseas is strongly preferred. Per federal regulations, in order to be an Alternate Responsible Officer with responsibilities for the Exchange Visitor Program, U.S. citizen or permanent residence is required.
Internal Number: S00579P
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Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.
One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.