Assistant Director - International Student and Scholar Services (144573)

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Assistant Director
International Student & Scholar Services
Illinois International
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to a successful educational, personal, and professional experience. We serve our international population and campus units through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach. It is our pleasure to serve our 15,000 international students and scholars at the University. Learn more about Illinois International (link to

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Provides support to international students through advising on matters related to immigration and visa regulations, and acclimation to the university and community environments, and incorporates mid-level duties in the areas of training, supervision, and program development related to the mission of the unit.


  • Advise students on a variety of matters including immigration and visa regulations, cultural adjustment, personal matters, financial concerns, and university procedures.
  • Facilitate and process immigration document requests from university departments, staff, scholars, and students by serving as Designated School Official (DSO) for the University of Illinois’ F-1/F-2 program, and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the University of Illinois J-1/J-2 program.
  • Supervise, train, and mentor entry level civil service, student employees, or interns.
  • Serve as liaison with campus units and community groups to help fulfill the mission of ISSS.
  • Participate in and/or chair University or ISSS committees, including search committees, to represent the interests and concerns of ISSS and international students, scholars, faculty and staff.

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum of 2 years of experience in international student advising in ISSS or an equivalent office at another educational institution.

Must be a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident to fulfill DSO and ARO duties.

Preferred: (Successful candidates will have):

  • Detailed knowledge of immigration, visa and university academic and administrative policies and procedures, and ability to synthesize those areas of knowledge to effectively advise others.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Reliable accuracy and attention to detail in creation and production of immigration documents and unit database.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from varied administrative, academic, cultural, religious, national, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close date. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications must be received by 05/03/2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials for all degrees attained including bachelor’s degree (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Illinois International Programs at [email protected]. For questions about the application process, please contact IHR at 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Illinois International Category:2-Administrative Title:Assistant Director - International Student and Scholar Services (144573) Open Date:04/19/2021 Close Date:05/03/2021 Organization Name:Intl Student and Scholar Svcs




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Posted: 4/21/2021
Application Due: 5/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time