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 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.
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.
Internal Number: 28581
About Auburn University
Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our fall 2015 semester enrollment was 27,287. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Auburn University has developed into one of the largest universities in the South, remaining in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science, and changing with the needs of today while living with a respect for the traditions and spirit that are Auburn.