: Professional StaffSubscribe:
: International CenterLocations:
: Boston, MAPosted:
: Sep 20, 2023Closes:
: Nov 2, 2023 - 11:59 PM EDTType:
: Full-timeRef. No.:
: UNPPosition ID:
About Bunker Hill Community College:
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at several satellites and instructional sites throughout the Greater Boston area. The largest of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, BHCC serves some 18,000 students annually, focusing on holistic student services to ensure student retention and persistence. The College offers certificates and associate degrees, early college and dual enrollment, non-credit community and corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is the 8th most diverse higher education institution in the United States, and is an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Bunker Hill is also a Hispanic Service Institution, defined as an institution that has an enrollment of undergrad full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students. Approximately 1000 international students attend from 100 countries, speaking more than 75 languages.
Living in Boston
Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America. Twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offer more than 600,000 residents the opportunity to taste, touch, and experience things from all over the world. Neighbors benefit from exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, and a solid network of parks, community centers, and libraries. For more information about Boston go to: http://www.cityofboston.gov/residents.
Reporting to the Director of the International Center, the successful candidate for this position will demonstrate: solid knowledge and experience in advising international students across a broad range of concerns; excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; cross-cultural competence; and a collaborative approach to working with faculty, staff, and administrators from different units across the College to ensure the success of international students and study abroad programs.
Non-immigrant student advising: serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) who supports international students with an F visa or other non-immigrant visa categories; counsels new, continuing, and graduating international students on maintaining student status and related visa concerns; performs data updates in SEVIS; acts as a resource for information regarding the interpretation and application of Department of Homeland Security regulations at Bunker Hill Community College.
Promoting Student Engagement: counsels and advises international students to provide support for their academic and cultural adjustment on campus, and to promote their cross-cultural understanding; collaborates with director, faculty, staff, and administrators across different units in the College to provide programming and resources that will support international students' academic and personal success; takes a supporting role in planning and organizing the International Student Orientation, International Education Week, International Women's Day, and other activities that engage international students in particular and the larger college community in general.
Study Abroad: Support faculty and staff led study abroad programs and publicize study abroad information to campus constituencies. Advise students on study abroad scholarships and offer insight on how to create a competitive application. Participate in ongoing study abroad information meetings, tabling opportunities, orientations, and other study abroad programs; process student applications and facilitate interviews as required for assigned study abroad programs.
- Master's degree required in International Studies, Counseling Psychology, or Education, or a closely related field, with three (3) years of experience in international student admissions, academic advisement, career development, or program/project management, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Experience using the SEVIS database.
- Demonstrated familiarity with USCIS regulations for students with F visas and other non-immigrant visas.
- Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, particularly with international students who are English language learners.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with native-level fluency in English
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced and busy office environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
- U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency
- Experience working in a community college setting.
- Experience working or studying in another country where the local language is not English.
Salary Range: $58,320.00- $59,244.00. Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education and Experience in Accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full state Benefits.
Grade: 5 Unit-Professional position
Review Date: To ensure consideration all application materials must be received by November 2, 2023
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