International Student and Scholar Coordinator
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.
International Student and Scholar Coordinator
Internationalization - 6510912
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Reporting to the Office of Internationalization, the International Student and Scholar Coordinator is responsible for advising GGC's international students and scholars on immigration matters. The positions is also responsible for programming events on and off campus for English Language Institute students, degree-seeking international students and exchange students and scholars, as well as helping to promote international education on campus through various promotional activities and events.
- Advise international students and scholars regarding immigration compliance and benefits.
- Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to issue immigration documents and grant immigration benefits to international students and scholars and English Language Institute (ELI) students.
- Maintain institutional compliance with federal regulations governing the enrollment of international students and scholars within the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
- Guide students through college life by advising students on college support services, academic resources, health insurance, taxes, student conduct, and various international student benefits.
- Plan and execute cultural events on and off campus with students enrolled in the ELI.
- Serve as the primary adviser to the International Student Association.
- Assist the Associate Director for International Student Services with the processing of documents related to the admission, enrollment, and/or employment processes for international applicants (degree seeking and ELI), students, and scholars.
- Work with other OI staff to plan for the orientation and hosting of new students and scholars, special programs and activities, and workshops throughout the year.
- Assist with management of the office website—OI and ELI.
- Train in new student management applications.
- Participate in international student and scholar meetings at the state and regional levels.
- Drive students and scholars in a college car or van for events and activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned and as they relate to the mission of OI.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree
- Knowledge of Department of Homeland Security and Department of State regulations as they pertain to international students and scholars
- Ability to successfully receive and maintain Homeland Security clearance
- Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Front Page)
- Ability to work with various kinds of AV and office equipment
- Possession of a valid driver's license
- Motor Vehicle Record in good standing and acceptable to College's driving policy
- Willingness to travel
- Knowledge of international student programming
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (oral and written)
- Graduate Degree
- Two years of experience in an international office advising F-1 and J-1 students
- Demonstrated experience with international student support services in higher education
- Ability to foster relationships with students and a successful record of developing and implementing programs that enhance students' experience
- Experience working with students with limited English skills
- Proficiency in a foreign language
- Experience using SEVIS and Banner
- Experience living, working, or studying abroad
Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.
Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).