The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) at Iowa State University provides immigration and cross-cultural expertise within a welcoming and supportive environment for international students and scholars throughout their university experience. ISSO is also charged with maintenance of legal immigration status on behalf of the university’s international population. ISSO is the only unit at Iowa State University authorized to provide immigration documents to and file immigration benefit applications for the university’s international students, postdoctoral research associates, faculty, and staff.
The Assistant Director for International Student Advising leads a team of four International Student Advisers in advising and supporting international students regarding federal immigration regulations, personal issues, cultural adjustment, financial concerns, and university procedures. The Assistant Director serves as liaison to ISU departments and outside agencies, participates in new student orientations, serves as the office’s emergency contact on a rotating basis, leads the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and procedures for international students, and makes inquiries to U.S. government agencies as appropriate. The Assistant Director is a member of the department’s management team which provides leadership in administrative matters, institutional compliance with immigration regulations, and development of immigration policies and procedures for international students and scholars.
The successful candidate will have significant experience in international student advising, possess extensive knowledge of immigration regulations, be sensitive to cultural differences, and be able to effectively communicate with a diverse population. They will have excellent interpersonal communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills. They will need to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and work within a program budget.
The University is in the process of implementing a new classification and compensation structure. The impending change is expected to be completed by Fall 2020. Any P&S employee hired through this posting may be assigned a new title and associated pay grade upon the employment start date (and after the initial offer), commensurate with qualifications required for the position. The duties and responsibilities of the posted position, in addition to compensation offered, will not be affected by this process.
Experience with F and J Visa Programs International living or work experience Experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) Experience working in an international students and scholars office on a university campus Familiarity with sunapsis or a similar immigration management database Demonstrated ability to provide effective services for diverse populations Supervisory experience
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master's degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 9 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Internal Number: R3164
About Iowa State University
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.
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