1. Supports and advises new and continuing international students on a variety of student life, cultural adjustment, immigration regulations, and various other issues;
2. Under the direction of the Dean, processes all immigration documentation and works to ensure institutional and student compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State regulations;
3. Serves as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the maintenance of F-1 and J-1 students in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS);
4. Assists in the design and implementation of international student orientation workshops (Social Security, Driver’s License, Taxes, and Optional Practical Training, etc.), and coordinates other services and programs (Peer Mentor and International Friendship, etc.) to assist international students with cultural and academic adjustment;
5. Updates and creates advising materials and publications for new and current international students;
6. Collaborates with the Intercultural Club and Global Experience House to develop events and activities that enhance intercultural and international education for the Endicott Community;
7. Assists with study abroad programming and advising as needed;
8. Collaborates with admissions, academic advising, financial aid, residence life, internship and other campus departments and committees to support and advocate for international students;
9. Creates and grows service and retention-oriented programming to support international students, share their cultures with the College community, and connect non-resident internationals to campus;
Develop and disseminate a monthly online newsletter for international students. Coordinate annual international student programming. Organize field trips for international students.
Work with the International Student Organizations to plan functions and volunteer projects.
Serve as a liaison between international students and faculty;
10. Provides front-line advising and support for the School of International Education programs and populations with primary data and communications management responsibilities for international students and secondary responsibility for study abroad students;
11. Performs other administrative duties as necessary for the success of the College and the department including management of the office in the absence of the Dean when so designated.
Bachelor degree, preferably in international education, intercultural communications, or related field required, Master degree preferred; must have minimum of six months direct experience with SEVIS and F-1 and J-1 visas and U.S. immigration regulations, in a university setting; familiarity with U.S. immigration regulations which affect international students; minimum of two years related professional experience preferred;
demonstrated success in program planning and implementation; overseas living experience preferred; fluency in at least one language other than English preferred; will be required to represent the Office of Undergraduate International Programs at some evening/weekend events; ability to innovate in a small office environment where daily duties may vary; strong administrative skills, knowledge of social media platforms and basic office programming including Word, Excel, etc.