International Scholar Advisor

Irvine, Orange County
Apr 29, 2014
Department: Stu Life & Lead
Req No.: 2014-0385
Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Job Summary

Under direction serves as campus resource person for immigration matters pertaining to international scholars. Provides high-level and professional advice to international students, scholars and academic departments for compliance with immigration requirements and university policies. Advises international students and scholars on a variety of issues, including: Immigration rules and regulations, cross-cultural adjustment, academic, employment and personal issues. Responsible for J-1 compliance of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System regulations. Serves as campus-wide expert on international programs. Responsible for the development and implementation of educational programs and workshops for international scholars. Responsible for the recruitment, training and supervision of program interns.


Salary: Annual $51,100

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Career Position.

Some evening and weekend programs.

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: 80%
Under direction serves as Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), Designated School Official (DSO) and immigration advisor to international scholars in J-1 visa category. Advises international students and scholars  on internal policies and  external  rules and regulations; including responsibilities, benefits and alternatives under J-1 visa immigration regulations.
Provides counseling to international 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 other international personnel following UCI policy and government restrictions.
Assist in additional scholar related services including: filing employment-based visas, employment/hiring paperwork, and other scholar advising; and making determination on appropriate visa classification.
Maintains institutional records and ensure accuracy and timelines of reported information in the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS), in compliance with government regulations.
Establishes  processes and procedures to meet immigration compliance.
Serve as liaison with government agencies and other academic institutions  in regards to issues related to international J-1 scholars.
Assists with the development of objectives and goals to provide services to the international population.
Job Essential Function 2
Percent of Time: 20%
Primary contact for all IC scholar programs. Assesses needs of international scholars and plans programs to meet these needs.
Designs and implements informational/orientation workshops for scholars in regards to immigration responsibilities and benefits of J-1 scholar visas. Includes, weekly J-1 Scholar Orientation and other major programs.
Responsible for the administration of IC programs for international scholars.
Develop of informational materials for students and the campus to provide greater understanding of U.S. immigration rules and regulations.
Develop training workshops for academic units related to policies and procedures for scholar immigration issues.
BA/BS degree with a minimum of five (5) years experience in international education; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Advanced knowledge of U.S. government rules and regulations as they relate to activities of international scholars.
Advanced 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 scholar needs.
Communication skills to share information with a diverse population.
Computer skills, working knowledge of spreadsheets, database and desktop publication software.
Demonstrated ability to supervise student interns and volunteers.
Knowledge of UC and UCI policies and procedures.
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: Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Sit: Constantly
Stand: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
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: Occasionally
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Constantly
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Occasionally
Contact with Water/Liquids: Occasionally
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
Other Working Conditions:
Must be U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the United States due to US government requirements of the SEVIS system.PI76535040