International Student & Scholar Advisor

Department: Student Life & Leadership
Req No.: 2014-0131
Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Job Summary

Under direction serves as a campus resource person for immigration matters pertaining to international student and scholars. Provides high-level and professional advice to international students and scholars; and academic departments for compliance with immigration requirements and university policies. Advises student and scholars on a variety of matters including: immigration rules and regulations, cross-cultural adjustment, academic, employment and personal issues. Responsible for immigration compliance and Student and Exchange Visitor Information System regulations. Presents training workshops for international students and scholars; and academic departments on immigration and employment regulations. Assists with orientation programs and workshops for international students and scholars.


Salary: Annual $51,100

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Career Position.

Final candidate subject to background check.

As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

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Job Description
Job Essential Function 1
Percent of Time: 90%
Immigration Advising/Consultation and Compliance:
Under direction serves as Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), Designated School Official (DSO) and immigration advisor to international scholars and students in J-1 and F-1 visa categories. Advises international scholars and students on internal policies and external rules and regulations; including responsibilities, benefits and alternatives under J-1 and F-1visa immigration regulations.
Provides counseling to international student and scholars related to immigration, adjustment, family, financial, academic, and employment issues. Makes recommendations for resolving issues and refers to appropriate campus office or specialized service as necessary.
Advise campus departments regarding the appropriate nonimmigrant visa category for visiting scholars and enrollment and immigration requirements for student status.
Maintains records to ensure accuracy and timeliness of reported information in the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS), in compliance with government regulations.
Makes recommendation in establishing  processes and procedures to meet immigration compliance
Serves as liaison with government agencies and other academic institution in regards to issues related to international student and scholars.
Assists with the development of objectives and goals to provide services to the international population.
Coordinates employment eligibility  verification for international student and scholar employees. Develops process for review of immigration documentation and verification at initial hire; upon extension and/or change of visa status.  
Liaison between the International Center, international student/scholar employees,  Payroll/Accounting and hiring departments on issues related to employment of international students and scholars employees; troubleshoots and provides recommendations based on regulations, policy and processes.
Serves as liaison between international employees and Social Security
Administration (SSA) for applications of social security numbers; and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for verification of immigration status for Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).  Maintains informed on changes in government  regulations/processes and established processes for international employees.
Job Essential Function 2
Percent of Time: 10%
Program Development and Support:
Designs and implements training workshops for academic departments in regards to employment eligibility verification and immigration requirements of international students and scholars
Responsible for the coordination and implementation tax workshop for
International  students and scholars.
Assists with design and delivery of orientation and immigration workshops for student and scholars in regards to immigration responsibilities and benefits of F-1 and J-1 visas.
Provides training to campus staff (payroll/personnel coordinators, Managers, etc.)  on reviewing of documents for establishment of  Employment eligibility.
Bachelors Degree and 7 years experience in international education, or equivalent experience
Advance knowledge of U.S. government rules and regulations as they related to activities of international scholars.
Advance knowledge of the use and regulations that govern the Department of Homeland Security's Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.
Proven ability to interpret government regulations and effectively communicate to others.
Proven ability to develop and implement a wide variety of programs, workshops, and services based on assessment of international student and scholar needs.
Communication skills to share information with a diverse population.
Computer skills, working knowledge of spreadsheets, database and desktop publication software.
Knowledge of UC and UCI policies and procedures
Demonstrated ability to supervise student employees or interns.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-5210.
Bend: Occasionally
Squat: Occasionally
Crawl: Not Applicable
Climb: Not Applicable
Kneel: Not Applicable
Handle Objects: Occasionally
Push/Pull: Not Applicable
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Sit: Constantly
Stand: Not Applicable
Walk: Occasionally
Use Fine Finger Movements: Constantly
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Read/Comprehend: Constantly
Write: Constantly
Perform Calculations: Constantly
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Constantly
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Not Applicable
Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable
Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable
Confined Spaces: Not Applicable
Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Not Applicable
Gas System: Not Applicable