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International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.
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International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator Georgetown University Law Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator - Georgetown University Law Center

The International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator implements Georgetown's F-1 and J-1 non-immigrant visa program, while providing immigration information, government document processing, data management, personal counseling, and other support services to the international student population. They contribute to assurance of compliance with student immigration regulations and the Student Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) database requirements, as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator advises international students as to all aspects of the LL.M. curriculum, including course selection, degree and certificate requirements, and criteria for sitting for a bar examination in the United States. They also review admissions materials of international applicants to the LL.M. program, and recruit international LL.M. students, involving travel as needed. Administration of Georgetown's role in dual LL.M. degree programs offered in conjunction with other law schools.

Reporting directly the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, the International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator works closely with the Director of International Student and Scholar Services and the Primary Designated School Officials in the Office of International Programs on the Main Campus; they also work with the appropriate administrators in the Law Center's Graduate Programs Office, JD Academic Services, Admissions Office, Registrar's Office, and Information Systems Technology office.

As an advisor for international students, the International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator has

regular contact with almost all units of the Law Center in carrying out their responsibilities; and works closely with the Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Admissions in the process of reviewing files and admitting foreign students to the LL.M. programs. Further, they work closely with the Registrar, consulting with and advising the Registrar on issues pertaining to the foreign LL.M.; and are in regular contact with the Office of International Programs on the main campus of the university, coordinating the advice given to students regarding compliance with visa regulations. Finally, the International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator works with the Law Center Office of Alumni Affairs to maintain contact with our foreign alumni population and to promote connection with the Law Center long after students receive their degrees.

As a specialist in F and J immigration regulations, the International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator supports the immigration needs of the Law Center's international student community; and is the "Designated School Official" (DSO) authorized by the Department of Homeland Security at the Law Center to process F-1 documents and to monitor and report on F-1 students via the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

The International Student Advisor and Visa Coordinator serves as the “Alternate Responsible Officer” (ARO) at the Law Center, authorized by the Department of State to use SEVIS to maintain records and issue documents for students in J status. Given the nature of federal F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations, and the growing requirements established by the SEVIS system, they have a direct impact on the admission, continued enrollment, and employment eligibility of non-immigrant students at Georgetown University's Law Center as well as the University's compliance with the growing body of regulations governing international students.

  • JD degree
  • Understanding of - and sensitivity to - cultural differences
  • Experience with counseling and other aspects of higher education and law school administration
  • Significant working knowledge of F/J international students, and the application of immigration regulations to institutions of higher education
  • Experience that demonstrates sensitivity to - and acceptance of - personal and cultural differences in people, and the ability to relate well to students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds
  • An In depth knowledge of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), as well as F and J immigration regulations
  • Skilled in use of fsATLAS, Banner, and Microsoft Word
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for compliance with the Department of State requirement for issuing exchange visitor visa documents
  • Availability and willingness to work, as needed, outside of normal business hours - such as evenings or on weekends in support of divisional programmatic or outreach objectives

Preferred qualifications
  • An advanced degree, as it allows for greater levels of experience, credibility, and promotability
  • An academic specialization with an international focus, such as cross-cultural communications
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages
  • Study, employment, or residence in another country or extensive travel outside the United States
  • Previous employment in an educational institution or an agency dealing with international educational exchange

Work Mode: Hybrid 3 Days. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation - please visit Georgetown University's Work Mode Designation for staff and AAP positions for details.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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