Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center for International Education, the Assistant Director manages the CIE in the absence of the Executive Director. Manages sensitive immigration issues, dealing with INS , State Department, Homeland Security, and other governmental agencies; coordinates special projects and cultural events; works with students, local and international faculty and community leaders; develops periodicals and publications; supervises student assistants and graduate assistants.
• Working under the direction of the Executive Director, manages complex immigration issues, administering both the F-1 and J-1 visa, including coordinating flow of accurate information in absence of the Executive Director.
• Serves as the Designated SEVIS Officer ( DSO ) that administers sensitive immigration issues, dealing with INS , State Department, Homeland Security, and other governmental agencies. Assists students, scholars, and pertinent campus constituencies with obtaining F-1 and J-1 visas. Maintains the SEVIS database, and provides advisement and interpretation of US immigration regulations and procedures such as extension of stay, reinstatement, changes of non-immigrant status, on/off campus employment authorization, optional practical training, transfer clearance procedures and other visa related matters. Reviews and approves financial documentation and preparations of visa documents 1-20 and 1-2019.
• Works with the Executive Director for reaccreditation and recertification by SEVIS and Homeland Security.
• Responsible for disseminating information and providing assistance for obtaining Social Security Number upon arrival of working students and scholars.
• Responsible for developing and implementing orientation programs for students and scholars recently arrived in the United States. Assists students and scholars with cross- cultural adjustment, personal, family, and banking concerns, advises on housing, health insurance, and other matters.
• Assists in developing Center’s budget; maintains Center’s budget as well as numerous grant budgets, which involves compliance with different budgetary policies (e.g., across grant agencies) overseeing payroll and salary policies as well as expenditures relating to overseas travel.
• Maintains budgets in cooperation with respective academic and administrative departments as well as overseas partner institutions for various long and short term overseas programs.
• Manages the schedule of the International Guest House, travel arrangements, correspondence and hospitality for visiting faculty members and international visitors.
• Coordinates departmental activities with other Nazareth College departments.
• Performs general office managerial duties for the Executive Director of the Center for International Education, including maintaining calendar, preparing correspondence and statistical spreadsheets.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of F1 and J1 visa processing, issuance and general visa policies, preferably in a multi-ethnic setting required. Must be highly organized, able to work independently, be detail oriented and possess demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, concurrent tasks. Willingness to receive extensive training in grant activities, INS procedures, study abroad and short-term education program policies and procedures. Must be proficient in the use of computers (Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point) and accounting, as well as, writing skills and have excellent communication/interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive or confidential information.
Preferred Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
Master’s degree, multi-lingual abilities in addition to the requirements listed above.
Supervises 3-6 student assistants.
The ability to work in a typical office environment that requires some lifting, sitting for extended periods and working at a computer.
Equipment to be used
Equipment includes, but not limited to: Computer, telephone, copier, fax, scanner, etc.
Nazareth College - 17 months ago