SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) and International Service Coordinator

Job description

The Department of International Education and Programs at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) and International Service Coordinator position.

Posting Date: November 27, 2018

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional, visit: or

Date of Appointment: As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:

As a member of the International Student and Scholars Services team at the Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP), the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and Services Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring institutional and individual compliance with federal immigration regulations. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for reporting, checking data integrity, and improving data collection processes in the following databases: the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), SUNY Oswego’s student information system (BANNER), and other important data collection and organization including relevant internal databases. A secondary area of responsibility is advising students and visiting scholars on maintaining lawful F and J status in the U.S. and assisting in applying for benefits of that status.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Administer SEVIS system, prepare I-20s and DS-2019s, check alerts, assist in filing recertification for SUNY Oswego’s continuous compliance, perform data organization and entry;
  • Ensure data integrity in SEVIS and BANNER by conducting audits, checking on registration status of students, investigating student and scholar problems and concerns, escalating issues and recommending improvements as needed; 
  • Administer and process student applications, manage their enrollment and matriculation processes, and interface with necessary campus offices like admissions, graduate studies, res. life and housing, and ID office;
  • Answer questions from international students on immigration regulations and university policies and procedures as needed, referring them to supervisor for more advisement;
  • Organize, maintain, and administer accurate databases on international students (J ad F), visiting scholars, and prospective students and scholars, provide data for relevant reports and needs from institutional research, SUNY, etc.;
  • Oversee student employees for administrative tasks such as creating folders, mailing documents, and covering the office phone and front desk.

In addition, the SEVIS and International Service Coordinator will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree by time of appointment;
  • One year of experience in one or more relevant area, such as: advising international students/scholars on U.S. immigration regulations; advising international students on academic, admissions, or advisement matters or significant student admissions and advisement experience; using advanced knowledge of complex legal or administrative matters and technology tools to manage data, track records, and generate reports;
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, ability to effectively collaborate and work with others;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be able to serve as a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Designated School Official (DSO) and a Department of State (DOS) Alternate Responsible Office (ARO);
  • Ability to pass required background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a university international student and scholar services office as a SEVIS coordinator or international student/scholar advisor;
  • Expertise in SEVIS and BANNER;
  • Experience living/working/studying abroad and significant interactions with international populations. 

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Amy Wallace, Office Manager

(315) 312-2118

[email protected]

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts at time of appointment.

Description of Department:  SUNY Oswego is recognized as a leader in international education nationally and within the State University of New York, offering a wide range of education abroad programs, international student services and recruiting, and campus international activities. The Office of International Education and Programs (OIEP) serves both domestic and international students, scholars, and campus colleagues for continued campus internationalization.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

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Posted: 11/27/2018
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