Student Immigration Coordinator

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime

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University Title Student Immigration Coordinator
Working Title Student Immigration Coord.
Department Intl Students & Scholars Admin
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 446021
Summary of Duties

The purpose of this position is to meet the nonimmigrant needs of international students. The Immigration Coordinator will work collaboratively within Office of International Affairs, with colleagues across campus, and with all the necessary federal agencies to serve that purpose. The Immigration Coordinator for students is a member of the International Student and Scholar team. As Designated School Official (DSO) for F-1 students and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for J-1 students, advises international students on maintaining lawful nonimmigrant status through evaluation, analysis and interpretation of federal non-immigrant regulations; advises also on cross-cultural issues and other concerns to increase student success. As DSO and ARO, assists with SEVIS Check-In, SEVIS event creation, reporting, and record keeping as mandated by federal regulations. Supports the academic mission by working collaboratively with academic departments and service units on F-1 and J-1 regulatory issues as they pertain to student success; creates and delivers nonimmigrant-related programs (for example, Curricular Practical Training [CPT] and Optional Practical Training [OPT] workshops) and services to support international students; serves on committees.

To be a Designated School Office (DSO), applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident.

Additional Information for Applicants:
Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Master’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience in international education, higher education administration, inter-cultural communication, or related field; excellent cross-cultural communication skills; experience working in a diverse environment; demonstrated ability to articulate and interpret university, state, and federal policies and procedures; demonstrated ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment; customer service experience; strong proficiency with database programs, such as SEVIS, SUNAPSIS, and PeopleSoft; must be able to work independently and to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident.

Desired Qualifications

At least one year of experience in international student services or international admissions at a higher education institution; at least one year of experience advising on F-1 and J-1 student immigration regulations; experience living, working, and/or studying abroad; proficiency with spreadsheets; experience with Sunapsis.

Target Salary $19.72 - $21.16 Hourly
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 01/26/2019
Posting End Date 02/10/2019
Dept Contact Name Burke, Cody
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