International Student Advisor - Immigration

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Mar 2024


Campus: Tempe

International Std Advise - Imm

Job Description

As a member of the ISSC International Student Advising team, this position is responsible for providing immigration advising and support services for the international student population at ASU of approximately 15,000 students.

Job Family

Counseling & Development

Department Name

International Students Scholar



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$43,272 - $48,000 per year; DOE

Essential Duties

  • Interprets immigration regulations for F-1 non-immigrant status.
  • Provides immigration advisement to F-1 students and serves as Designated School Official (DSO).
  • Monitors regulatory updates and apply necessary changes to operations, forms and advisement to maintain compliance.
  • Oversees the maintenance of student files to ensure accurate record keeping, including creating new immigration files in a timely manner, and maintaining consistency of Sunapsis, and SEVIS records. Interfaces with Department of Homeland Security including Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), works with other DSO's to ensure consistent protocol regarding policies and procedures.
  • Responds to communications related to immigration processes and transactions from academic units, student, government agencies and the community at large.
  • Develops workshops and information sessions regarding international issues for University students, faculty and staff, in collaboration with various International Student Advisers.
  • Coordinates the assessment efforts in the immigration area of the International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) Assists Student Advising team with special projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND one (1) year immigration advising;  OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Federal regulations require that the incumbent be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident for certification as Designated School Official.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of immigration regulations requirements and resources for students in higher education.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing work activities.
  • Evidence of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Background in international education or previous DSO experience preferred.

Working Environment

  • This position will be assisting the International Students and Scholars Center in Student Business Services building on the Tempe Campus.
  • Activities are primarily performed in-person in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting.
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer and copier. Involves at times bending, reaching, and lifting up to 20 pounds.

Department Statement

The International Students and Scholars Center is one of several departments comprising the Division of Enrollment Services which utilizes a variety of strategies to enroll and support a diverse student population representative of Arizona State University’s vision.

The International Students and Scholars Center is comprised of a staff of trained experts, versed in the details and requirements of academic and employment-based programs, who provide visa and immigration advice and support to visiting students and scholars. These services include oversight of visa programs, planning and coordinating orientations for the international students, and assisting with visa and immigration for new students, staff, and scholars.

Arizona State University currently enrolls over 12,000 international students from around 130 countries and each  year hosts nearly 700 international faculty and scholars. The office working collaboratively with academic and  administrative units implements a shared institutional vision of expanded international study, global awareness and  comprehensive internationalization to enhance the overall experience of international students and scholars at ASU.

ASU offers an array of employee benefits, including reduced tuition for employees, their spouses and dependents; competitive rates for health and life benefits; a wellness program; disability and leaves program (vacation, sick, and family); paid holidays; and retirement programs. Visit for further details, as well as to view ASU President Crow’s video on what ASU has to offer employees.

A globally minded team providing comprehensive support, advisement and advocacy for ASU international students, scholars and faculty, while maintaining the highest standard of integrity and immigration compliance to ensure that ASU continues to be a top choice for the international academic community.

To fashion an international campus environment that welcomes and supports citizens from around the world, who are then inspired to create, collaborate, and catalyze the community around common values that synthesize new opportunities to transform global citizenship.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Employment Verification Statement

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Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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