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Advisor I/II/III, International Students

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

International Programs

Division Name

Provost and VP Academic Affair

Position Title

Advisor I/II/III, International Students

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Provides a wide-range of advisement and coordination of professional services relating to visiting non-immigrant international students, scholars, employees, faculty and dependents while ensuring institutional compliance with federal immigration law.

Essential Functions

Provides advisement/counseling for international students in matters related to immigration status which includes, but is not limited to, various categories of visa issues, legal employment and career consideration for different disciplines, daily needs in the Auburn community (social security requirements, driver’s license requirements, international travel, and related support services), and first point of contact for academic difficulties, health and personal issues. Plans and makes appropriate decisions based on established parameters, guidelines and regulations impacting student/scholar progress toward timely program completion and post-program employment; serves as liaison with professionals in other offices on campus, or with sponsors in foreign countries, to troubleshoot and solve problems as new issues arise or new programs interface. Collaborates with Auburn Global staff and administrators in serving incoming international students’ academic and services needs. This includes establishing pathway programs to help students transition into degree-seeking status, provide appropriate immigration documentation to facilitate student matriculation and ensuring processes are consistent with Auburn University and federal government requirements. Serves as a Designated School Official ( DSO ) and Alternate Responsible Office ( ARO ) for Auburn University, interpreting and following the regulations governed by the Department of Homeland Security. Plans/executes international student events and programs, which includes orientation, employment workshops, travel
validation events, scholar recognition events, etc. Provides international student enrollment reports internally and to the Federal government each semester. May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks to others. May provide input to performance reviews of other employees.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience as a Designated School Official ( DSO ) or Alternate Responsible Office ( ARO ) as recognized in the SEVIS system is required.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II: 4 years of experience; Level III, 6 years of experience.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution and extensive experience serving as a designated School Official ( DSO ) and
Alternate Responsible Officer ( ARO ). Thorough knowledge of and experience working with SUNAPSIS . Preferred skills include: the ability to multitask, work independently, manage complex projects, and attention to detail.

Salary Grade


Salary Range


Job Category

Academic Advising/Support

Working Hours if Non-Traditional


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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Website
    • Public Job Posting ( site)
    • Academic Conference
    • Agency Referral
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • Veterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military Base Services, State Vet Rep, etc.)
    • Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLE Network, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 2 years of experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) or Alternate Responsible Office (ARO)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have knowledge of Visa categories, immigration processes and related state and federal laws and regulations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please briefly explain how your previous or current positions have provided you the experience with Visa categories, immigration processes and related state and federal laws and regulations; knowledge of physical and electronic interfaces with the Department of Homeland Security F-1 visa program and Department of State J-1 visa program. 'See resume is not a valid answer' *If additional space is needed to complete an item, use an additional electronic document page*

    (Open Ended Question)

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