International Student Advisor

Job description


Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation.

Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.

As a Lynn employee, you'll be free to think differently. You'll enjoy on-campus events and workshops that aim to reduce stress and celebrate community. And most importantly, you'll be doing your part to build a better future.

Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of International Student Advisor. This position is a full-time position that reports to the Assistant Director for International Student Services. This position will advise the international student population on all matters related to their immigration status, maintain student SEVIS records and assist the Assistant Director with workshops and information sessions held for international students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serving as a designated school official (DSO), having signing authority to issue I-20's.
  • Advising Lynn University's international student body on all matters related to visas and immigration status in addition to academic, social and cultural issues.
  • Submitting and updating information required by the Student and Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS) and informing international students of their responsibilities for maintaining proper immigration status.
  • Advising international student on how to secure social security numbers, driver's licenses, bank accounts, etc.
  • Assisting and participating in orientation activities each semester to include immigration check-in, immigration orientation sessions and social activities for the international student and parent population.
  • Working closely with the Office of Admission to facilitate the issuance of new initial I-20's
  • Assisting other staff members in providing student assistance at the front desk, ensuring consistent customer service throughout the work day.
  • Collaborating effectively with faculty, staff and student groups in the promotion of intercultural awareness, international education and global competency
  • Promoting and identifying best means of communicating information about ISSO events and programs
  • Coordinating annual International Student Graduation Celebration and off-campus excursion
  • Plan, coordinate and present workshops and information sessions in the following areas: F1 student immigration regulations, employment, Tax and social security
  • Supervise Graduate Intern
  • Regularly participating in professional development opportunities to remain current on immigration regulations, best practices in the field of International Education and database maintenance.
  • Occasional nights and weekends may be required for off-campus excursions and events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university.
  • At least one year of professional experience as an international student advisor/DSO working directly with F-1 visa international students in a college/university setting
  • At least one year of hands-on experience with the SEVIS
  • Must be computer literate and have working knowledge of , or be able to become quickly familiar with case management software
  • Valid driver's license.
  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (per federal regulations governing who can serve as a Designated School Official (DSO)).
  • Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines while working in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Able to think critically and solve practical problems with multiple and complex variables. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms under 1/3 of the time. Ability to sit 1/3 to 2/3 of the time. Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear over 2/3 of the time. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds under 1/3 of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Sunapsis or other batch related immigration software.
  • Proficiency in another language besides English.
  • Experience living, working or studying in another country.

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at [email protected]; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7290.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

For your health, Lynn University is now smoke- and tobacco-free.

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Job No: 747091
Posted: 3/12/2018
Application Due: 3/23/2018
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