International Student Specialist

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Apr 02, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation''s leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10413

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Organizes and administers programs to support the success of international students.

-Coordinates international student recruitment and enrollment services
-Collects, evaluates, and reports information on a number of international student success factors
-Works with campus departments on programs which promote the success of international students
-Creates and implements communications strategies, workshops/events, and other special resources to support the international student community
-Monitors compliance activities at the campus (e.g., visas, SEVIS and other reports) and stays current on regulations and other developments
-Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




The International Student Specialist will report to the Director of Enrollment Management or designee. This person will:
- Assist with international student recruitment, including virtual and in-person methods.
- Help in monitoring federal regulations and policies of international students' compliance including assisting students with visas, follow up with SEVIS, and other reports.
- Provide guidance to students and help them navigate the student related functions of CUNYfirst as they transition into BMCC.
- Stay informed of current services and new developments of issues for international students.
- Assist in creating and implementing orientation and success workshops, services, and resources for international students regarding topics such as transition to college, NYC, and the US (housing, medical insurance, etc.)
- Co-develop electronic, print, social media, and other communications.
- Provide assistance with major college-wide events such as commencement, orientation, registration, and honors convocation.
- Participate in campus-wide retention and persistence outreach and activities.


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.


- Master's degree in student personnel administration, higher education, or a related field preferred
- Must have extensive background and knowledge in understanding and administering Federal rules and regulations regarding international student matters
- Must have extensive background and experience working with international students 
- Must have experience with working knowledge of current higher education practice, theory, and research
- Knowledge of best practices in student success program implementation with an emphasis on research, assessment, and data-informed decision making
- Successful implementation of student programs for a diverse student population, and evidence of successful collaborations
- Must possess strong interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills with attention to detail and proven leadership
- Willingness to work evening hours and weekends as necessary
- Be a dynamic individual who can work independently and under general supervision to provide courteous and accurate customer service to all students, visitors, and campus community
- Be or have been involved in professional associations
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


$42,873 - $55,782


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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