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International Student Advisor

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Global Initiatives: International Student Advisor supports international students on campus by offering visa and immigration advising; serving as the primary point-of-contact for sponsored and exchange students and advising them on various aspects of student life; assisting with orientation and other programs for international students; and collaborating with other units on campus to provide support and advocacy related to the successful integration of international students into the Miami University community. Global Initiatives at Miami University has diversity as a core value and the International Student Advisor will be a member of a team that is building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty through programming that exposes constituents to a broad range of ways of engaging with the world and the diversity it presents.

Duties include and are not limited to:

  • Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO)
  • Advise F-1 and J-1 students on issues related to maintenance of legal status in the United States
  • Utilize Sunapsis for case management, SEVIS reporting, and the processing of visa documents and other related paperwork
  • Advise and support international students on issues related to financial concerns, academic challenges, cultural adaptation, and general wellbeing
  • Handle admission of exchange students to Miami University and support them through all stages of the exchange process
  • Advise sponsored students and exchange students on various aspects of student life, including billing, enrollment requirements, and transcript issuance
  • Serve as primary point-of-contact for sponsors and exchange partners
  • Work closely with Education Abroad Advisor to ensure reciprocity of exchanges and to provide opportunities for interaction between in-coming and out-going exchange students
  • Assist with international student orientation, programs, and workshops as needed.

Required: Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant work experience; Knowledge of SEVIS and student visa regulations; Federal regulations require that this position be held by a US citizen or US permanent resident.

Consideration may be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, International Education, or related field;        Experience as a DSO or ARO; Experience working with sponsored students and/or exchange students; Familiarity with Sunapsis.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be addressed to Molly Heidemann at Screening of applications will begin August 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free. 


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