Under direction of the Director of International Services, performs professional level work related to providing administrative support to the Office of International Education; coordination of international students support services related to admissions/enrollment, orientation and outreach, and recruitment and retention; tracks and reports requirements utilizing database software and ensures compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) guidelines. Performs related duties as assigned.
Specific to Admissions/Enrollments
Assists international students in the admissions/enrollment process and refers international students to appropriate college support services, such as tutoring, vocational education, counseling, orientation, admissions, matriculation, instruction, and public information.
Provides information on programs and college services for international students.
Develops and maintains applicable files and records and prepares necessary reports for audit and validation purposes.
Develops and maintains a network of community referrals for housing and cultural events.
Serves as liaison between the college personnel and the District’s International Education Department.
Tracks students to ensure that they are complying with college and Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) guidelines.
Maintains communication with community agencies dealing with international student needs and issues.
Attends meetings, serves on committees, as needed, to represent the Office of International Education for international students.
Develops, administers, and monitors the various college programs and special events aimed at the needs of international students in the community.
Develops and implements outreach activities as needed in cooperation with college personnel.
Assists Associate Vice Chancellor in organizing promotional activities and providing recruitment materials and related services to agencies and schools.
Provides in-service training programs for faculty and staff to address the special needs of international students.
Performs other related duties as required
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in one of the social sciences, or a related field and one (1) year of professional experience working with international students and implementing INS regulations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Skill in analyzing computerized data and in writing appropriate reports.
Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing word processing, spreadsheet and database management software programs (e.g., MS Office Suite, MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, etc.) and the Internet browser, websites, and email.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Knowledge of educational admissions policies and procedures.
Knowledge of college and community resources for international students.
The Peralta Colleges are located in the beautiful Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, an area which leads the world in technology and innovation. The District serves six cities in the East Bay and includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College. The Peralta Colleges have a reputation for developing effective approaches to serving the varied interests and needs of the community. The District was founded in 1964, serves 28,500 students, and is one of the top community college districts in California in transferring students into the University of California system.