International Advisor I/Student Advisor
Position Summary: This person will interact with international students, scholars, and faculty on campus, although primarily with international students, both newly admitted and continuing. Student Immigration Advisors have a great deal of autonomy in how they manage and advise their caseloads, within office procedural and policy frameworks, and federal regulations. Advising and decision-making pertaining to international students will affect the number of international students who choose to come to UGA (recruitment), the number who remain at UGA to complete their degree or academic program (retention), and the overall success of the international students at UGA. Advising also extends to obtaining work authorization for the international students, both internships during the academic program and employment after graduating, as allowed by federal regulations.
Responsibilities: Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (A/RO); Immigration advisor for F-1 and J-1 student visa categories, and their dependents in F-2 or J-2 non-immigrant status, including IEP students.
Qualifications: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and two years job related experience. A Master's degree is preferred. In exceptional circumstances, significant prior experience may be substituted for educational qualifications. The successful candidate will have excellent analytical and communication skills. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in order to serve as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.