The International Scholar Services Counselor assists with Purdue's sponsorship of international scholars, faculty or staff. Responsible for all aspects of H-1B, TN, E-3 and J-1 case processing (upon completion of J-1 Alternate Responsible Officer training). Provides guidance and advice to Purdue's international scholars, faculty, and/or staff, and their departments. Assists in implementation and development of critical scholar systems, including but not limited to Sunapsis immigration data management system, ISS website, and ISS SharePoint site. Opportunities for advancement based on performance; Purdue and the International Scholar Services team are passionate about supporting employee career advancement and goals.
Bachelor's degree in law/legal studies, engineering/technology, international education, international business, education administration, immigration, intercultural communication, counseling, social work/psychology or related, or otherwise relevant disciplines
One or more years of relevant experience including use and/or administration of a customizable web-based software system; interpretation and/or application of regulations, such as to evaluate eligibility for regulated benefits or other applications, ensure quality control, etc.; high-quality customer service in fast-paced, high-volume environment
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with professionals and academics who represent a broad range of cultural backgrounds and perspectives
Demonstrated experience in prioritizing work in a fast-paced environment, achieving assigned goals under pressure, and in appropriately handling confidential material
Excellent verbal and written communication, organization and data entry skills
Experience using SEVIS, Sunapsis or other immigration data system
Knowledge and understanding of U.S. immigration laws, regulations, policies and procedures, including but not limited to current and historic exchange visitor program laws, regulations and policies
One year working with international faculty, staff or scholars in a customer service role within higher education environment
Training and/or certification in intercultural communication, diversity and inclusion, or related area
One year Purdue University experience
Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position
A background check is required for employment in this position
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
Retirement : Defined Contributions Waiting Period
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Purdue University is a public university, with its main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. We offer more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 69 Master’s and Doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In its 2017 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Purdue University as tied for the 20th-best public university in the United States, tied for 60th overall, and 90th best globally. U.S. News & World Report rated Purdue 13th for undergraduate teaching and tied at 9th for the most innovative schools. Purdue was also ranked 9th for its undergraduate engineering program and ranked 23rd for its undergraduate business program. The Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2016 ranked Purdue as the 63rd best university in the world. In addition, ARWU ranked Purdue's engineering program 18th internationally, and ranked the specific subjects of English 18th, chemistry 20th, and computer science 21st internationally. Purdue enrolls the third largest student body of the Big Ten Conference and the second largest student body of any university in Indiana.