International Student Advisor

Riverside, Riverside County
Jun 15, 2014
Salary: $36,500 - $46,081
Title: International Student Advisor
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: UNEX-International Educ Pgms
Date Posted: 12/11/2013
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
Under general direction from the Manager of the Enrollment Services Department, the International Student Advisor serves as an advisor for students, staff, faculty, and the public participating in International Education Programs Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and advisor for international students in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment. Advise students, faculty, and public on university polices and immigration laws. Maintain SEVIS updates and perform the following SEVIS functions, including: issuance of initial attendance I-20s, travel signatures, transfer-in I-20s, etc. Develop and implement resources, materials, and presentations to effectively provide information to students regarding immigration rules and regulations for B1/B2, and visa waivers. Through advising, communicate with students and staff regarding the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan, acting as a liaison with all parties involved. This position provides administrative support to the Office of Enrollment Services heavy walk-in population as well. Performance of responsibilities with great attention to detail, flexibility and enthusiasm for international education is essential.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience counseling and/or advising students including interpreting and explaining policies and procedures to individuals and groups.

Experience performing research, interpreting policies and regulations to resolve complex problems.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly with students from other countries clearly, thoroughly, and with patience; and excellent compositional and public speaking skills

Must be able to work well with others and communicate with tact and diplomacy with the public, instructors, and campus departments, students and staff in person, on the telephone and in writing.

Demonstrated strong organizational skills to coordinate large volumes of work, establish priorities, and meet a complex set of deadlines.

Superior interpersonal skills to foster and maintain good working relationships with a diversity of individuals; in lauding establishing rapport, gaining trust and maintaining cooperative working relationships across organizational boundaries.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and use good judgment;

Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a fast paced environment, with constant interruptions, and a heavy workload.

Proficiency in the use of various computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendars, email, and the Internet.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience as a DSO.

Demonstrated ability to comprehend, analyze and apply complex immigration regulations as they relate to international students and SEVIS.

Knowledge of B-1/B-2 Visas and F-1 student Visas, Form I-20 and passport requirements.

International student experience.

Experience with Student Health Insurance Plans.

UC Riverside-Extension experience.

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