Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA Employment Type:
Full-time Posted data:
R-039719 Job Title
Assistant Director, International AffairsAgency
Texas A&M University - San AntonioDepartment
Student EngagementProposed Minimum Salary
San Antonio, TexasJob Type
Under general supervision, this position will assists office leadership in providing services to the international population hosted at A&M-San Antonio. This position assists office leadership in providing services to international students, faculty, and staff. Responsibilities will including supervising staff. Has access to protected information under FERPA and HIPAA.
Hiring salary budgeted at $50,849 annually and not to be exceeded.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Serve as the Designated School Official. Provide F-1 visa regulation interpretation in accordance with federal laws that govern the F-1 visa, and university policy.
Requires issuing immigration documents (I-20) as needed for international students abroad to apply for student visas or students transferring to the university.
Ensures compliance with guidelines and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Requires reporting and maintaining the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), monitored by the Department of Homeland Security (overseers of SEVIS) on international student activities; registration, U.S. departures; failure to register; changes of immigration status; work authorizations and other relevant events pertinent to international student's stay in the U.S.
Advice international students on immigration regulations that govern the F-1 student visa; including offering support and guidance to the student's immigration related questions and status while in the U.S.
Maintains international student records, databases, and assist with admissions related processing and other advising related administrative tasks, such as preparing memos, researching and preparing reports, estimating expenses that support an F-1 visa (for I-20 purposes).
Prepare federal documents, and applications.
The position will require oversight of the international admissions support, including disseminating information to prospective international students regarding their matriculation into the University and its programs.
Requires meeting with international students and their families; continuous communication with current and prospect international students via phone, email and Skype; advise on the immigration process of transfer students and students abroad.
Responsible for preparing and sending informational packets such as required information for enrollment, welcome letters, orientation schedules, and housing information to international students.
Provides admission information to prospective students; will conduct strategic armchair recruitment efforts as necessary.
This position will monitor and advise on mandatory student health insurance policy; and maintain an international student health insurance report, including organizing and maintaining student health insurance database.
Assist with planning and coordinating cultural events, new student check-in, immigration orientations, immigration seminars, special topic workshops, and joint programming with other campus or community entities.
Prepare and create presentations, reports, brochures, handouts relevant to international students, including undocumented students. Responsible for the department social media; produces digital slides and printed publications and maintains the department website.
Identify program goals; develop strategies to meet the goals, coordinate efforts with appropriate offices within the university; and assist with special projects as requested.
Supervise student workers’ workloads and oversight of the Immigration Coordinator. This will require assisting with international faculty petitions, e.g., assembling, scanning and uploading into program files as necessary.
Oversight of the International Ambassador Program which requires supervising and training ambassadors, while maintaining schedules of commitments and/or events. Responsibilities to include expanding mentorship program objectives to ensure pre¬-arrival experience of international students is seamless. Will assist newly arrived international students by pairing students with ambassadors that will help international student with their transition to the campus culture.
Assist the director with International Student Scholarships to include managing new scholarships (Good Neighbor Scholar and the Mexico-Tuition Assistant Program (MTAPP) designed for international students.
Requires assisting international students with the application and qualifying process; to include reviewing documentation to support scholarship criteria relevant to need-based applications.
Responsibilities to include seeking new scholarship resources for international students, and working with appropriate campus stakeholder in vetting and implementing scholarships for international students.
Performs other duties as assigned to include, but not limited to participating in professional development and training.
Required Education and Experience:
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