Education Coordinator (International Student Advisor)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Carbondale, IL

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Education Coordinator (International Student Advisor)
Center for English as a Second Language

Title: Education Coordinator (International Student Advisor), SIU Carbondale

Rank: Administrative/Professional

Start Date: August 1, 2013; term position, renewable contingent on performance and programmatic need.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completed baccalaureate degree at time of application;
  • 3-4 years of experience working with international students;
  • Familiarity with U.S. visa rules and regulations;
  • Willingness to serve as a Campus Designated School Official (DSO).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completed master's degree.
  • Experience as a Campus DSO.

  • CESL seeks an individual who will serve as an advisor to counsel its international student population on all aspects of functioning successfully in a foreign country in an academic setting. The advisor will:
  • assist students with academic, immigration, intercultural, and personal issues;
  • assist students with the application and admissions process for degree programs at SIU Carbondale;
  • ensure CESL's compliance with SEVIS and Department of Homeland Security guidelines;
  • organize, schedule and conduct new student orientation sessions;
  • serve as the liaison with sponsoring agencies for scholarship students;
  • provide one-on-one counseling to CESL students;
  • develop collaborative and integrative relationships between CESL and international offices on campus and in the region;
  • coordinate Conversation Partner program;
  • prepare enrollment certification letters, academic progress reports, and letters of recommendation;
  • ensure CESL's compliance with FERPA guidelines;
  • coordinate university class days for CESL students;
  • conduct departure interviews with CESL students;
  • serve on CESL's Student Services Advisory Committee and others;
  • serve as CESL liaison with other university officials;
  • serve as the liaison between CESL students and SIU Carbondale students;
  • support the overall mission of CESL and SIU Carbondale.
  • Application Deadline: June 14, 2013, or until filled.

    Application Procedure: Send application letter, CV, statement describing attitudes towards international education, and three recent (within the past 3 years) professional letters of recommendation to:

    Dr. Cheryl Ernst, Director
    Center for English as a Second Language
    Faner 3234
    Mail Code 4518
    SIU Carbondale
    1000 Faner Dr.
    Carbondale, Illinois 62901

    S IU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that strives to enhance its
    ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a
    diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and
    will receive consideration.

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