This job has expired

International Student & Study Abroad Advisor (Academic Counselor)-International Center-Extended

Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA

Job Details

Category:: Professional Staff
Department:: International Center
Locations:: Boston, MA
Posted:: Sep 20, 2023
Closes:: Nov 2, 2023 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: UNP
Position ID:: 167706

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:

Job Description:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a community college setting.
  • Experience working or studying in another country where the local language is not English.

Additional Information:

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

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

If you need assistance applying through this website please contact our online Help Desk HERE


Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert