The Office of Internationalization provides leadership and support for the University of Denvers efforts to internationalize the curriculum and the campus. At DU, students and scholars from overseas are part of our community, and all of our faculty and students are encouraged to study, research, and offer service in a global context.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) supports internationalization at the University of Denver by serving as a resource to students, faculty, and staff in meeting the needs of the international community on campus through programming and immigration services.
The International Student Advisor/Program Coordinator serves as an international student advisor in International Student and Scholars Services with emphasis on campus and community programming and outreach to international student groups. Other additional duties may be assigned by the ISSS Director.
Advise and support students on personal, academic, financial and cultural issues towards sustaining academic and personal success.
Advise non-immigrant students on F&J immigration regulations including maintenance of legal status, employment authorization, international travel, extensions of stay and changes of status, etc.
Evaluate complex situations involving multiple stakeholders (student, university, government agencies) and advise on course of action 30%
Serve as a government-authorized Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the Universitys F and J immigration programs, respectively.
Maintain University compliance and reporting with USCIS, SEVIS, SEVP and Department of State regulations and policies to continue the Universitys authorization to enroll F and J students. 20%
Organize campus, community and Internationalization events at DU including CultureFest, intercultural student and faculty outreach and workshops, and other events and programs that facilitate the internationalization of the university and foster intercultural competence in all students on campus.
Monitor the welfare of international students, faculty and families as part of the university community through surveys and cooperation with Institutional Research.
Liase with various campus units for continuous interdepartmental communication.
Provide support for four new student Orientations per year as part of Planning Team.
Collaborate with student support and engagement services units, as well as with the greater Denver community, to develop campus-wide and other outreach programs. 30%
Plan and implement quarterly international student undergraduate orientations including hiring, training and supervising orientation leaders.
Supervisory Duties: Supervise student workers as needed. 5%
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills along with personal flexiblility and collaborative style.
In particular, ability to communicate well with speakers of English as a foreign language.
Excellent verbal and written skills. Basic mathematical skills.
Ability to comprehend and apply federal immigration regulation requirements to the practical experience of international students and scholars.
Furthermore, the ability to translate these requirements into language that is understandable by international students and scholars.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations; team work experience; computer literacy; attention to detail; ability to balance competing priorities in a stimulating environment.
Work within a service office with a regular flow of student traffic, both domestic and international students.
Interact with a variety of departments across campus and interact with individuals within the Office of Internationalization.
Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
Light lifting, and going up and down the stairs.
Experience with MS Office.
1 year of experience in international student services operations or the NAFSA F-1 for Beginners certificate and/or NAFSA Academy training.
Demonstrated ability to organize events and plan projects.
Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders across campus.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
Please note: Candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident to qualify for role of DSO and ARO.
1 year of Designated School Official (DSO) experience.
Some Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) experience or NAFSA J-1 for Beginners certificate.
Practical knowledge of F immigration regulations.
1 or more years of experience working with international students and groups at a post-secondary institution.
Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills particularly with non-native English speakers.
Second language skills.
Familiarity with Banner and/or fsaAtlas/ISSM and/or Terra Dotta ISS.
Overseas living experience.
1. Standard office environment. 2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high. 3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.
1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time. 2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required.
Application Deadline For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on January 31, 2020
Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Range: Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.
Please include the following documents with your application: 1. Resume 2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background
About University of Denver
The University of Denver is an independent institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest university in the Rocky Mountain West and one of four research universities in Colorado. Among these, the University of Denver has the highest concentration of international students per capita (over 1,400 from nearly 90 nations) and the second highest population overall.