International Student Advisor

Location
Riverside, Riverside County
Posted
Mar 27, 2014
Salary: $40,159 - $50,695
Title: International Student Advisor
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: International Student Res Ctr
Date Posted: 11/26/2013
Schedule:
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
UC Riverside's International Student Resource Center is looking for an International Student Advisor to support the success and wellness of approximately 2,200 incoming and enrolled international students, alumni and dependents at one of the most diverse universities in the nation. Along with the dedicated professionals on our advising and programming team, you will serve as a campus Designated School Official (DSO) and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), providing expert immigration services and regulatory advising to international students. You will also have the opportunity to design and deliver professional intercultural and support programs that facilitate the educational, professional, and personal success of both international and domestic students at UCR. You will fine tune your presentation, project management, and advocacy skills by contributing to campus outreach and training, and by working collaboratively with on and off campus partners to improve and maximize support services for international students.This is an exciting time at UCR and in the International Student Resource Center, as the campus prepares to grow its graduate and undergraduate international student population in order to meet its mission of cultivating growing numbers of alumni who are civically engaged and prepared to live, work, and prosper in our increasingly interdependent global society. If you have a passion for international education and supporting student success we encourage you to apply! Learn more about the International Student Resource Center at http://international center.ucr.edu.
Minimum Requirements:
1. Bachelor's degree in international relations, intercultural communications, and or equivalent education and experience in a related field.
2. Knowledge of SEVIS reporting requirements, as well as federal laws and regulations pertaining to international students in F-1 and J-1 status. Demonstrated ability to research, comprehend, analyze and apply complex immigration regulations
3. Experience working with international students and demonstrated knowledge of their adjustment and support needs
4. Experience in counseling and guidance techniques; advising students to help them resolve multi-faceted issues (e.g. cultural, social, health, academic) and making appropriate and sensitive referrals
5. Experience developing, facilitating and evaluating support programs for college students
6. Excellent written, verbal, presentation and intercultural communication skills
7. Ability to interact professionally, effectively and sensitively with on and off campus clients and partners
8. Experience organizing and prioritizing competing tasks, completing assignments with accuracy, and meeting deadlines
9.Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
10. Demonstrated familiarity and comfort using the technology necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties of an international student advisor and student affairs professional.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Significant experience advising and developing support programs for undergraduate international students
2. Previous experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)
3. Experience living, studying and/or working abroad
4. Previous student affairs experience at a large research university
5. Masters degree in student services, intercultural relations, or other relevant field
6. Knowledge of UC policies and procedures
7. Ability to speak a language other than English
8. Completion of NAFSA F and J foundation workshops
9. Experience with FSA-ATLAS

Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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