Under direction of the Director of International Services, performs professional level work related to providing administrative support to the Office of International Affairs; 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 Recruitment and Retention
Advises F-1 international students on admissions requirements, college programs, services and F-1 rules and regulations
Participates in online and in person recruitment activities in the U.S. and abroad as required to recruit F-1 international students.
Tracks, monitors and follows up with direct and indirect F-1 international student leads.
Develops contacts with local and global international community.
Designs, organizes, and implements all F-1 international student presentations for the purposes of F-1 international student recruitment.
Develops and maintains activities calendar and propose and arrange new innovative activities.
Assists with the coordination of F-1 international student orientation, F-1 international Education Week, International Graduation Awards Ceremony and other events.
Assists with outreach and retention of F-1 international students, including developing strategies to enhance student completion and success.
Coordinates and plans retention strategies that support the unique needs of F-1 international students.
Post/publish and disseminate information related to F-1 international student activities, programs, and other information through social media, websites, and other forums.
Creates requisitions and purchase orders to pay bills and order supplies.
Assists and follow ups with travel requests and expense claim forms.
Creates work orders for office maintenance and needs.
Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO).
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
One (1) year of professional experience working with F-1 international students and/or with outreach and retention
One (1) year experience studying or working abroad.
Ability to travel locally and internationally (35%).
Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of computers, technology and social media including but not limited to spreadsheet and database management software programs (e.g., MS Office Suite, MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, etc.) and other relevant tools for communication.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Intercultural awareness and ability to communicate with non-native English speakers.
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.