The Office of Global Learning is part of the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and shares the mission of developing and supporting global learning activities across the Cornell University community--in Ithaca, New York City, and the world. The office serves all of Cornell's global learners through education abroad programming and by supporting international students and scholars with immigration advising.
Under the very general supervision of the Senior Associate Director for Immigration Services, the Immigration Advisor answers questions related to F-1 & J-1 immigration status for international students and their families and provides information and/or appropriate referrals relating to a broad range of issues of concern to international students and scholars. Enters and updates data in university and government data systems and produces immigration documents. Responsible for completing immigration form production for certain student requests including but not limited to reprint requests, extensions and work authorization applications. Provides basic immigration advice to international scholars. Assists in answering email, phone and drop-in inquiries. Responsible for administration of J-1 Student Intern Program.
With training and supervision, must keep abreast of current government regulations on immigration law and serve as an Advisor on Duty for students and scholars on a drop-in basis. Serves as federally approved Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer for Cornell University's F (student) and J (exchange visitor) programs, reviewing and signing government documents as an official representative of the university for routine immigration procedures.
In collaboration with other staff members, assists in producing and updating electronic publications, handouts, and other communications (including social media, pre-arrival information, and important immigration updates) to current and prospective students and academic staff. Assist with various immigration and orientation programming.
THIS IS A 3-YEAR TERM APPOINTMENT.
Associate's degree or equivalent education and work experience required. Minimum of two years' experience in student personnel services, teaching, counseling, overseas development work, or a closely related field. Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. Strong service orientation. Demonstrated aptitude in working with computer software packages such as desktop publishing, word processing and database applications (e.g. Sunapsis, Filemaker).
Ability to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds required.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent. Ability to interpret government regulatory language helpful. Second language skills highly desirable. International student services experience and familiarity with Cornell University desirable. Proficiency in PeopleSoft .
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No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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