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 services needs. This includes establishing pathway programs 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 Office (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.
Level I: 2 years; Level II: 4 years; Level III, 6 years
Experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) or Alternate Responsible Office (ARO) in the SEVIS system.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: S067P
About Auburn University
Auburn University is a land-grant institution located Auburn, AL and is the #1 university in Alabama, according to U.S. News & World Report (2020).