International Enrollment Management, International Student and Scholar Services, Overseas Opportunities
The International Student Services and Study Abroad Advisor performs duties in the two primary functional areas of institutional immigration compliance and educational outreach. The ISS Advisor’s main immigration role is for F-1 international students.
The second ISS functional area supported by the Advisor includes responsibility for initiating retention programs and services that promote intercultural exchange, knowledge, and understanding within and between the U.S. domestic and international communities.
The International Student Services and Study Abroad Advisor will report to the Dean of Enrollment Management and International Student Services.
This is a full-time hourly, non-exempt position.
Serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) maintaining the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and all related certification requirements. Organizes SEVIS data processing under the guidelines provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and maintains data and quality control management. Establishes, updates and tracks SEVIS files on a regular basis.
Advises international students on all F-1 student status compliance including but not limited to: I-20s, immigration petitions and applications to include processing for new F-1 visas, work permits (OPT/CPT), reinstatement, travel signatures, reduced course load authorizations, change of status, medical leave, economic hardship, and employment authorization.
Works collaboratively with the Dean to support the development of strategies to enhance student retention.
Supports international students experiencing cross-cultural, family, personal or economic crisis, which may impact academic performance. Helps students to access appropriate community services/resources.
Develop staff and faculty training in understanding the international student perspective (intercultural competency training); may partner with the Director of DE&I.
Works collaboratively with the Dean to develop study abroad (away) strategy, overseeing partnerships with third party providers and exchange partner schools.
Work with career services to develop partnerships with companies to offer internships for international students domestically and internationally.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
Minimum of two-to-three years of experience in international student and scholar advising
Ability to work well in groups, work independently and advise on confidential issues
Ability to manage software systems to streamline processes and communications
Must be detail oriented in working with databases, applications and advising students
Must have an understanding of international student development, as well as excellent communication, organizational and customer service skills
Ability to be flexible with other duties and special projects as assigned
Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and administrators with patience and diplomacy within a teamwork environment
Familiarity with laws and regulations related to U.S. higher education, F-1 and J-1 visa/status regulations
U.S. citizenship or lawful U.S. permanent resident status [as required by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State]
Menlo College is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity. All prospective Menlo College employees are required to satisfy a criminal background check. All employees that operate a motor vehicle on behalf of Menlo College must be cleared annually using Department of Motor Vehicle records.
About Menlo College
Menlo College is a diverse and tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Our mission is to: “…ignite potential and educate students to make meaningful contributions in the innovation economy.” We attract students from all over the world who are committed to learning, playing intercollegiate sports, starting and leading organizations, and making an impact in their communities.
Continuing an unbroken streak for more than a decade, Menlo College was named to The Princeton Review “2021 Best Colleges” list, recognition given to only 12% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. In 2020, Menlo College was also ranked #11 in Money for Best Business Colleges in the U.S. Menlo College is designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Only 1% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. achieve this dual recognition.
Our campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco, in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator with exceptional opportunities for experience-based learning.