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Senior International Student Advisor, Processing (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs
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Full Time

Senior International Student Advisor, Processing (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute's Office of International Affairs (OIA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Senior International Student Advisor, Processing. This position provides service in a range of administrative, regulatory and support functions related to international students and scholars. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide international student advisement and services, with a focus on reporting and immigration benefit processing in the Terra Dotta and SEVIS systems, and other related tasks. The International Student Advisor will serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) in the SEVIS system of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, complying with federal regulatory rules and requirements, as well as review, approve and process international student and scholar requests.

A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, and an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.

On a typical day you will:
  • As a DSO, field and process requests from Pratt's international student and scholar population, primarily requests for work permission, connecting with and assisting Pratt students and OPT alumni from all over the world
  • Support OIA systems and processes by reviewing incoming requests from students and staff, maintaining and updating databases, digital forms, websites and other materials, while keeping abreast of changes in F-1 and J-1 regulations and changes in SEVIS and Terra Dotta system functionality and reporting requirements
  • Collaborate internally with the OIA staff, student employees and Student Affairs division colleagues to develop new and existing resources for supporting international students at Pratt and streamlining office processes and procedures

The Salary Range for this position is $58,500-$64,800 + Generous Benefits:

  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Summer hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Childcare Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
  • Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, and major holidays off
  • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities, affordable

Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience: Two (2) or more years of experience in the field of international education. Previous SEVIS experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) is required.

  • Candidates must have demonstrated interest and experience working with diverse populations, and the ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Computer, data entry, and systems experience and proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy service-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an organizational team
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, ability to prioritize and problem solve

Please also note that this position requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, which is a regulatory requirement to serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

For campus access requirements related to COVID, click here

Pratt Institute gives the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for professional and personal success in creative fields and with the goal of contributing to a more just and sustainable world.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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