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International Services Specialist
Works directly and reports to the Director of International Services. Manage the legal compliance of international students/scholars on the campus of Midwestern State University who hold either the F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant visas.
Advise and assist students, scholars and visitors in obtaining and maintaining non-immigrant status and work authorization. Prepare immigration forms for, correspond with, and forward applications to the United States Citizen and Immigration Service. Manage all SEVIS transactions; Serve as the PDSO and RO; Advise, Counsel university departments and international visitors on immigration issues. Attend NAFSA workshops and engage in continuous training on Immigration Issues.
Able to travel occasionally.
At least 2 years experience in advising international students. Extensive knowledge of immigration law and procedures pertaining to international students. Direct previous experience using SEVIS. Must be able to have a clear, fluid, discussion on immigration law and applications pertaining to F-1 and J-1 students. Managerial experience. Must be very computer and internet savvy; at ease with computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database.
Immigration Laws and Procedures pertaining to SEVIS transactions and F-1 and J-1 Students/Scholars. Research ability pertaining to job description. Some knowledge of international school systems. Facility in a foreign language helpful but not essential. Knowledge of other cultures important.
A bachelor's degree is required. MA or equivalent is preferred.
SEVIS experience is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Public relations skills. Must observe confidentiality with clients. Be very polite and student friendly and able to work with colleagues in a team environment. Must be comfortable with, and understanding of other cultures.
*Regular reliable attendance is required.
*This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.