International Student Coordinator

Albany, New York
Aug 24, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Center for International Education and Global Strategy at the University at Albany, State University of New York, intends to appoint an International Student Coordinator to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team.  ISSS documents and supports over 1900 international students and 125 scholars from over 100 countries, as they engage in study, research and teaching at the University at Albany. The International Student Coordinator for ISSS is a full-time, 12 month position with full benefits reporting to the Director of International Student and Scholar Services.


  • Provide advising to F and J international students on visa/immigration status and other international student related issues
  • In particular, through specialized services and programs, assist and support new transfer students in their first year of study and sophomore students moving up as freshmen for student success
  • Assist the Director and Associate Director with orientation programs for new international students
  • Coordinate international student graduation related events
  • Assist with major elements of SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) reporting of F and J student records through case management, SEVIS batching and RTI, and PeopleSoft SIS systems
  • Assist transfer in, transfer out, change of level, and returning students with I-20 matters and related issues as well students with DS-2019 initial, transfer, academic training matters and related issues
  • Manage queries (building and running) from the student information system (SIS) for the purpose of compiling data for reports and other projects
  • Assist with preparing/compiling data for reports and other projects, including those related to admissions and enrollment, orientation, retention, annual ISSS, IIE, work flow, and other reports
  • Advise an international student association and promote their leadership development and semester transitions
  • Make and respond to email, telephone and/or in-person inquiries from the University community, government representatives, and the public at large regarding visa/immigration compliance issues
  • Stay abreast of F-1 and J-1 student visa/immigration regulations
  • Directly support the University's ability to maintain federal government certification to admit, enroll and retain international students resulting in an annual revenue of tuition dollars
  • Participate on various office and University committees related to ISSS activities or international related initiatives
  • Function as an ISSS liaison to a limited number of University departments and offices, and participate in professional development and training opportunities (e.g. NAFSA)
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives as assigned