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Advisor II, International Students Recruiting & Designated School Official (DSO)

Job Details

Job Title: Advisor II, International Students Recruiting & Designated School Official (DSO)
Location: LSC-System Office UP
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 39483
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in eight areas: Professional Development; Mission & Pride; Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Faculty & Staff Well-Being; Shared Governance; Faculty Experience; Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office, University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.

Job Description


The advisor will work collaboratively with all members of the college and the community to support international students through inquiry enrollment and student engagement to completion and transfer. This position is responsible for international recruitment and enrollment and implementation of a strategic recruitment and outreach plan to increase international students at Lone Star College. Position duties include student recruitment, related student engagement programming and first-step student advising. The role also includes advertising and promotion to include social media content. International advisor will also serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the college, maintain and comply with SEVIS regulations.


    Responsible for recruitment, application evaluation, and yield of international students. Communicate with applicants in a quick and efficient way to complete the admissions process. Represent Lone Star College International Programs at some student-oriented events hosted internally and by external partner organizations (includes occasional evenings/weekends/odd hours due to international nature of job and events at off-campus locations).Provide direction and oversee development of Recruiting strategies, events, and print materials for IPAssist with content development for various communication to prospective and current students and families and program alumni. Lead international student recruitment activities while targeting a variety of recruiting markets. Must demonstrate high levels of flexibility necessary to accommodate and cover international time zones and individual agent requests. Including but not limited to virtual fairs, webinars, high-school and other community visits. Identify and coordinate opportunities to connect prospective students with relevant campus ambassadors, such as faculty, staff, coaches, current students, and alumni, and other engagement resources that are relevant to their needs, interests, and college search stage.Support pre-departure and new student orientation through the development of materials, surveys, presentations, and breakout sessions.Develop and update website content as needed to ensure consistent, current information is available to students, parents, and other stake holders. May also develop additional materials to support admissions and engagement


    Serve as an authorized Designated School Official (DSO) for the F-1 visa program (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System) database advising students and dependents on F-1 regulations and maintaining lawful status. Responsible for student compliance with the LSC F-1 Student Health Insurance RequirementCollaborate with academic departments and international faculty advisors to ensure international student acclimation to campus and the communityManage confidential paper and electronic files in accordance with university, FERPA, USCIS, DHS, and DOS regulationsResponsible for on-going data maintenance and integrity in SEVIS, PeopleSoft, and I-STARMay be required to advise international students on academic and graduation plans as well as Honors advising as part of a collaborative officeAssist with International Programs procedures related to international faculty, visiting scholars, and staffServe as an advocate for international students creating multicultural awareness on campusPlan, organize and implement a wide variety of student events including but not limited to cultural and diversity programmingOverseeing international student emissaries in collaboration with faculty advisorsAct as official liaison between International Programs and its respective constituencies to provide important information regarding student status, academic, and campus engagementWork collaboratively with other departments such as student activity, ESOL, and programs, to help achieve our collective student experiencesPlans required orientation for new F-1 students each semesterEngage international students to every college opportunity such as student government, Honors college, student clubs and community volunteerismBack up support for fellow DSO’s as neededResponsible for other related duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of F-1 visa regulations and SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze and apply immigration regulations, including the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Detail-oriented work style with focus on accuracy, ability to research and analyze information, including government documents and regulations
  • Knowledge of computer programs utilized in the generation of reports and other documents
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Ability to multitask, work on several projects with multiple students at the same time
  • Superior communication skills to effectively and professional communicate using tact and diplomacy with internal and external campus community including international visitors
  • Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies
  • Knowledge of marketing and communication development as related to international student recruitment


The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.


  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
  • Willingness to work long and non-traditional hours when needed
  • Standard office work week; some evenings and weekends, travel required


  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence is required for certification as a DSO and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) by the federal government
  • Transportation between LSC campuses and centers required


  • Experience in international recruitment, and strategy with a demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Experienced working with international agents or other third-party partners
  • Experience working with EducationUSA offices
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Designated School Official and working in SEVIS
  • Demonstrated track record of responsibility for and proven success in recruiting students and/or talent
  • PeopleSoft system experience

Hiring salary range is $44,793-$51,512

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply


We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.


Working at Lone Star College

Lone Star College continues to be a leader in higher education while experiencing unpreceded growth. Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation and is always seeking qualified and dedicated people to join our team. Our employees take advantage of state of the art learning and technology centers that focus on student success. It’s no wonder LSC continues to be recognized as a Top 10 degree producer by Community College Week.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Lone Star College. We’re redefining the community college experience for our students, and our community. LSC created the Honors College for high achieving students in 2013 to push beyond just offering a limited number of honors courses. The Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2015 to increase student civic responsibility and help make our community a better place to live. We continue to expand and refine our workforce education and career training programs in partnership with regional and global employers and a rigorous alignment to their needs. LSC leads statewide reverse transfer, student success and pathway projects to increase student completion rates and improve learning outcomes.

And we’re increasing our international focus to support the increasingly global nature of our workforce.

At Lone Star College, tomorrow starts today.  LSC is building the community college of tomorrow by taking action today.

Visit to learn more about how LSC is changing the way people think about community colleges.

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