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Assistant Director, International Affairs

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Location
San Antonio TAMUSA
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Jul 28, 2021

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Job Details

Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-15
Req: R-039719
Job Title

Assistant Director, International Affairs

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Student Engagement

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field .

  • Six years of related experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • Cover Letter to include two professional references

  • Resume

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any positions on our website, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

Summary of Employee Benefits

https://www.tamusa.edu/documents/hr/summary-of-employees-benefits-2020.pdf

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Company

TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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