The International Students and Scholars Office
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) provides immigration related services to international students, researchers, faculty, staff and administration and serves as the center of the international community at UCSF. These services include developing inbound international mobility strategies and policies for the University, preparing immigration documents while ensuring adherence to pertinent government regulations, liaising with cognizant US government agencies, advising the international community on visa acquisition and compliance, collaboration with relevant UCSF units and creation of programs that enhance the international community experience.
This position primarily manages the ISSO's outreach and communication with UCSF stakeholders. The Adviser will be responsible for analyzing the outreach needs of international students, scholars, faculty, departments and other campus partners and the development and management of information, media and programs to meet those needs. The Adviser will work with the other Advisers and Resource Coordinator to develop stakeholder training sessions. In addition, this position will advise international students, scholars, faculty and departments on F-1 and J-1 visas rules and regulations and collaborate with the Director and other Advisers on F-1 and J-1 policies and procedures.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and 3-4 years related experience, or equivalent education and experience
• Experience working with US immigration regulations
• Prior work experience in international education
• Prior experience working in an academic setting
• Extensive knowledge of F and J visas
• Ability to plan and manage events for ISSO clients and stakeholders
• Ability to make group presentations to explain procedures and policy
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with ISSO stakeholders
• Ability to relate well to students, scholars or others from diverse cultural backgrounds
• Skill in working as part of a team; collaborating with colleagues
• Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities
• Skill in listening perceptively and conveying awareness
• Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction
• Skill in analyzing information, practices and procedures to define objectives, identify relevant concerns and formulate logical conclusions
• Excellent written and oral skills in the English language
• Excellent customer service and public relations skills
Physical Demands: requires sitting; standing; walking; squatting; bending; waist twisting; kneeling; climbing stairs; reaching up to shoulder height; reaching above shoulder level; carrying/lifting 30 pounds; pushing/pulling 30 pounds; gripping/grasping, fine/gross finger manipulation; repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities; differentiate color.
• M.A. degree
• Cross-cultural counseling educational background beneficial
• Working knowledge of H, TN, E, O and PR
• Fluency in a second language
• Knowledge of web and social media development