Job Description: This is a part-time, non-exempt position which falls within the APA Union.
Under direct supervision of the Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), the Staff Assistant for ISSS will manage the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) database and perform duties associated with the Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) responsibilities.
The key functions of this position include the following:
Advise international students in relation to obtaining and maintaining valid immigration status and other regulatory requirements.
Review admissions data on students including but not limited to information on admitted students' SEVIS records, visa status, financial information etc.
Generate immigration forms and documents for students.
Develop statistical reports on international students.
Support all processes related to ensuring institutional and student compliance with federal regulations.
Maintain a complex system of electronic and paper records in accordance with federal regulations and University policies.
Provide guidance and counsel regarding immigration regulations and university policy in individual or group settings, and written formats.
Support the front desk operation as needed to assist with phones, student walk-ins and other inquiries.
Perform other duties as assigned Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in education or a related field.
Detail-oriented work style with focus on accuracy, ability to research and analyze information, including government documents and regulations.
Experience utilizing databases.
Ability to perform data entry with respect to SEVIS, university system or government forms; ability to respond to needed actions in SEVIS in a timely manner. Knowledge of computer programs utilized in the generation of reports and other documents.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills to advise students on complex issues and solve problems.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including strong writing skills, presentation skills, and ability to communicate effectively to non-native speakers of English; ability to relate well to diverse individuals.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies.
Ability to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines.
U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence is required for certification as a Designated School Official (DSO) and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) by the federal government. Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (A/RO)
Knowledge and understanding of the federal regulations applicable to F-1 and J-1 students.
Master's degree in international relations or comparable experience in a field related to international relations.
Knowledge of a second language. Special Instructions to Applicants: