Coordinator of International Student Services
Houston Baptist University - Houston, TX

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Responsible for the Office of International Student Services (OISS) and reports directly to the Director of Admissions. Develops and implements University policy based on federal regulations and advises F-1 students on immigration, cultural, academic, social and personal concerns, and to process immigration documents, which assist the University and its students in complying with immigration regulations.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Serves as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and monitors all Designated School Officials (DSO) for the campus and keeps the University’s I-17 up-to-date
  • Responsible for processing all incoming international student applications and maintaining the corresponding data in our constituency relationship management (CRM) system as well as in the Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) Banner.
  • Provides continuous training within the OISS and counsels departments on non-immigration and immigration issues and HBU policy and procedure
  • Ensure compliance with Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) reporting through auditing of records and ensuring data integrity
  • Reads, interprets, and applies government regulations
  • Prepares immigration forms and correspondence and files applications with the U.S. Immigration Service and other governmental agencies
  • Reviews and approves requests for I-20 forms; prepares the I-20 forms
  • Maintains confidential student files
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively to other departments on campus
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment
  • Assists in planning and implementing orientation programs for new international students, including the preparation of pre-arrival information, participation in Welcome Days check-in, orientation sessions and programs to assist students in their ongoing adjustment to the University and to the U.S.
  • Coordinate and develop handouts, workshops, email correspondence, web information, and other materials to effectively communicate information to students
  • Review business processes, analyze procedures and be able to develop new and efficient ways of practice
  • Evaluates academic records/files for all international undergraduate and graduate that are ready to be admitted to the University

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of the SEVIS system
  • Knowledge of the F-1 rules and regulations as they relate to the students and the University
  • Knowledge of the NCAA rules and the appropriate conference rules and regulations as they relate to University Admissions for International Students (Preferred)
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (strong Microsoft Excel and Access) ability to operate office equipment (i.e., copiers, fax machines, etc)
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others and independently
  • Ability to learn and use specific business software and hardware

Additional Info:
  • Ability to lift or move objects up to 25 lbs. – occasionally
  • Ability to sit – frequently
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time – occasionally
  • Ability to walk reasonable distances – occasionally
  • Ability to bend or stoop – occasionally
  • Ability to climb or reach overhead – occasionally
  • Ability to communicate via speech, hearing and sight – frequently

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