Temporary Summer Programs International Advising Assistant

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Description:

Berklee's Office of Summer Programs is seeking a temporary part-time staff member to provide administrative and communications support for its international student population. This is an exciting opportunity to become familiar with the initial I-20 issuance process and basics of international student advising. Berklee regularly enrolls 500+ international students in its summer programs each year, including 300+ that require F-1 student advising.

The Temporary Summer Programs International Advising Assistant will report to and receive guidance from the Summer Programs Operations Manager/Designated School Official (DSO) and is responsible for the following:

  • Assist students and Summer Programs staff during I-20 request process by answering phone calls and emails; preparing documents for review; and mailing I-20 packets.

  • Conduct outreach campaigns to students with missing I-20 request materials.

  • Collaborate with both the Operations Manager/DSO and Enrollment Marketing Specialist to expand international student communications.

  • May assist with developing programming for the Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive to foster international student integration.

  • Assume additional responsibilities as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred; Demonstrated interest in international higher education and/or international affairs, global studies, or a related field preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate clearly and consistently to students and families with varying levels of English proficiency.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse global student population

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills

Anticipated Hours/Length of Position: 10-15 hours per week from February 2020 through mid-July 2020

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:
* Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
* A resume or CV.

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Employee Type: Temporary (Fixed Term)

Internal Number: R0002921
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