Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services

Wilmington, North Carolina
Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Department: International Programs - 33700
Vacancy Number: E191
Position Number: 7635
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW

Campus Summary of Position:
The Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services oversees UNCW’s J-1 Exchange Visitor program for both students and scholars and serves as academic adviser to J-1 exchange students in course selection, transcript evaluation and course preparedness. Additionally, this position develops and implements a robust marketing and recruitment strategy to attract exchange visitors, conducts J-1 Scholar orientation and programming, and oversees H-1B and LPR (EB-1 and EB-2) sponsorship by filing petitions with the Department of Labor and USCIS and further advises host departments and scholars on immigration and other matters. Serving as the Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) and Designated School Official (DSO) in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), this position oversees the Terra Dotta software program for ISSS and assists ISSS unit with international student orientations, events, and programs.

Minimum Requirements:

• Master’s degree.
• Detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently
• Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
• Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills particularly with non-native English speakers.
• Experience with J, F, H, or LPR regulations
• Experience with software apps such as Microsoft Office, and systems such as Banner, Cascade

Preferred Qualifications:

• 3 years experience
• Time spent living/studying overseas and/or knowledge or a foreign language
• Knowledge of foreign educational systems
• Experience with Terra Dotta

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Office of International Programs (OIP) is the administrative unit responsible for initiating, coordinating and managing international activity at the university. Among the activities are the development of faculty, student and staff international opportunities and programs, the management of study abroad exchange programs and other MOUs, assistance to all parties in internationalizing the curriculum, enhancing diversity through the increase of international faculty, students and staff on this campus, and the general fostering of an international environment at UNCW. OIP is responsible for all immigration matters for the university.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 12J (July-June)
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 09/01/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 10/02/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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