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International Student Advisor (PRN31804B)

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
39,000 to 42,000
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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The International Services Advisor advises international students and/or scholars regarding immigration, personal and cultural adjustment, and university processes and policies. TheISA is responsible for understanding, interpreting, explaining and applying federal immigration regulations pertaining to international students and scholars and for directly updating and maintaining the US government’s SEVIS database of international student and scholar records. TheISA also has a responsibility to assist with one or more of the following specific areas: orientation, programming and student club advising, J Scholar Program, or Sponsored Student Program.


University of Utah Job ID #PRN31804B -02074 - Intl Student and Scholar Srvcs


COMPENSATION: 39,000 to 42,000


WORK SCHEDULES: Full Time. Monday through Friday 8-5 with occasional weekends and evenings for special events.




1. Advises international students and scholars regarding immigration, cultural, interpersonal, and/or educational issues, and assist students in identifying and accessing other resources as needed. Proactively identifies and resolve serious and complex issues related to immigration laws, crisis situations, educational and interpersonal needs while maintaining sensitivity to diverse cultures and language ability. 


2. Serves as a member of the University of Utah Designated School Official (DSO) and /or Responsible Officer team, updating and maintaining SEVIS records to preserve university compliance with federal immigration laws and requirements and assign student/scholar benefits. 


3. Assists with developing and communicating office and university policies and procedures pertaining to international students and scholars.


4. Conducts outreach to disseminate information on immigration and other international student/scholar related topics on campus; plans and conducts related workshops and seminars for the campus community. 


5. Serves as a member of one or more pan-office teams: web team, orientation team, assessment team, professional development team, sponsored student program team, etc.


6. Assists with additional responsibilities as needed.




Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years’ directly related experience or equivalency required.


Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.  Applicants must be US citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, per federal regulations for SEVIS Designated School Officials.


Preferences Include:


Master’s degree in a related field and 2 years experience as a DSO, PDSO, RO or ARO and knowledge of USCIS regulations pertaining to F and J visa holders.




Master’s degree in a related field and 2 years experience as a DSO, PDSO, RO or ARO and knowledge of USCIS regulations pertaining to F and J visa holders. Ability to communicate with students in one or more languages in addition to English  Experience living or working outside the United States






The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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