The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is a comprehensive, very high research (Carnegie classification) university with approximately 29,000 students, 9500+ faculty and staff, 11 colleges, and 300+ degree programs. There are 1500+ international students and scholars on the UTK campus. The University is located on a 580-acre campus in the city of Knoxville in eastern Tennessee (near the Smoky Mountains). The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. For more information: www.utk.edu
The Center for Global Engagement is comprised of eight units (Asian Engagement, Communications, Programs Abroad, the English Language Institute, the International House, International Student and Scholar Services, and Global Research). For more information: http://cge.utk.edu/
The Coordinator will join a team of professional Student and Scholar Advisors who provide a broad range of services for international students, scholars and their dependents including immigration advising, adjusting to life at University of Tennessee and supporting student in academic and post-graduation activities. The Coordinator will serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the University. The successful candidate must be willing to have a flexible work schedule to include some weekend/evening duties at UT as well as evening and weekend national and international conferences/meetings. Duties will include:
Advise International Students and Scholars on immigration rules, academic policies, adjustment issues and other factors related to their success and persistence at University of Tennessee.
Maintain paper and electronic student records related to advising.
Develop additional areas of responsibility such as sponsored students, newly admitted students, technology etc. as assigned by the Director.
Plan and coordinate a variety of educational, academic, social and adjustment activities including International Orientation, training sessions, and departmental outreach.
1-2 years of related work experience in a US college or university setting.
Experience in advising and/or counseling.
Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with groups from multinational and multicultural backgrounds.
Ability to work well with all members of a university community.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Driving (must have a driver's license).
Good presentation skills.
The US Government requires that a Designated School Official (DSO) and/or an Alternate Responsible Office (ARO) must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Knowledge of immigration regulations pertaining to F and J students and scholars.
Experience working with people from other countries and cultures.