Student Immigration Specialist

Lexington, KY
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Sponsored Student and Scholar Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of sponsored programming for the University of Kentucky (UK). This position requires communication between the institution and the sponsoring agencies to address agency concerns, provide excellent customer service and assist in ongoing promotional efforts of sponsored groups. Must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively among a culturally diverse population which includes both students and scholars. Strong presentation and communication skills are required. The successful candidate will have the strong desire and ability to assist international students and scholars with a wide range of needs and challenges including immigration, cultural and language support services. Minimum qualifications are Master's Degree and three years of experience with eligibility to obtain SEVIS certification.

Job Title
Student Immigration Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Sponsored Student and Scholar Coordinator

Department Name
8Z300:UK International Center

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Eligible to obtain SEVIS certification.

Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time; lifting; pushing or pulling objects up to 30 lbs (i.e. office equipment such as computer tower).


Days; Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings may be required and schedule as necessary and appropriate.


Microsoft Office, Tableau, and Sunapsis.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's degree and direct experience in advising or programming for sponsored students and/or their sponsoring agencies. Experiences with sponsored international groups in higher education are preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience with different types of international students such as sponsored, exchange, undergraduate, graduate, or ESL etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience in working with external partners outside of the university.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experiences with administering language support to international students and scholars.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe the challenges you've faced with advising international and/or sponsored students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a valid SEVIS certification, or are you eligible to obtain a valid SEVIS certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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