International Student Services Advisor (Career Empowerment Coordinator)

Riverside, CA
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$43,100 - $64,100

Position Information
Using professional student services/intercultural communication theories and concepts, provides immigration advising and support services to promote the success and wellness of international students across campus. Serves as a Designated School Official and/or Alternate Responsible Officer independently providing expert immigration services and regulatory advising to international students. Serves as career empowerment advisor; partnering with campus career centers to coordinate eligibility both on and off campus. In collaboration with the international student advising and support team, designs and delivers professional intercultural and support programs that facilitate the educational, professional and personal success of international students at UCR. Works with the team to make recommendations for changes to policies, practices, procedures and programs impacting international students. Actively advises faculty and staff across campus, providing in-depth guidance on all matters relevant to international students; including social security numbers, employment, H-1B cap gap advising, extensions, leaves and intercultural interactions. Contributes to outreach and campus training that provides faculty, staff and students with the resources and skills they need to effectively contribute to an increasingly international campus.

Minimum Requirements
Interpersonal skills.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning.
Demonstrated knowledge of SEVIS reporting requirements, as well as federal immigration laws and regulations pertaining to international students in F and J status. Demonstrated ability to research comprehend, analyze and apply immigration regulations.
Skill in communicating effectively and professionally using tact and diplomacy and the ability to work effectively as an individual, a team member and with diverse groups.
Ability to multi-task, verbal communication, and written communication skills.
Strong computer and database management skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

Knowledge of University processes and procedures.

Understanding of University rules and regulations.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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