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Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Position will remain open until filled.
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The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of
International Student Affairs and assists in the administration of
the International Student Affairs office, supporting the DePauw
international community. Working collaboratively with the Director
of International Student Affairs and colleagues at DePauw, the
Assistant Director plans and implements programs that support
international students well-being, belonging, inclusion, and
success on campus. The Assistant Director, as a DSO (Designated
School Official) assists in maintaining student immigration
records, advising students on immigration regulations and concerns,
and supporting students as they pursue opportunities in the US that
entail additional immigration-related paperwork, such as CPT, OPT,
and on-campus employment. In addition, the Assistant Director
assists in providing tailored sociocultural and academic support to
students through one-on-one meetings, helping to ensure that every
international student on campus receives the necessary support to
thrive in their undergraduate studies and beyond.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Immigration Advising and Regulatory Compliance:
Administration, supervision, and interdepartmental
- Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO)
- Advises international students on immigration regulations,
policies, and procedures
- Updates SEVIS database with current student information
- Interacts with all relevant governmental agencies as needed
including, but not limited to SEVP, USCIS, ICE, CBP, SSA, IRS
- Assists with CPT and OPT work authorizations
- Plans and executes workshops for students on CPT, OPT, and
- Stays current with immigration/regulatory updates as well as
developments in international education
- Assists in documentation management of immigration and other
essential records through Terra Dotta Software, Box, and other
Other International Student Support
- Assists in planning and executing the International Student
- Selects international student ambassadors (including Lead
Ambassadors) through a competitive application and interview
process, in collaboration with prior year's Lead Ambassadors and
- Trains international student ambassadors with Lead Ambassadors
and the Director
- Collaborates across departments to ensure there is equitable
campus-wide support for international students and to promote an
understanding of the international student experience
- Assists in the review of institutional and departmental
policies and procedures to ensure compatibility with immigration
- Serves on campus-wide committees, as needed
- Works with colleagues in other departments (CARE, EAP, Housing,
etc.) to support students in crisis
- Serves as a liaison and advocate with faculty/staff regarding
- Supports the Director in the implementation of strategic
planning, including updating and improving immigration-related
policies and procedures
- Assists in data collection and program reports.
- Oversees the Hoosier Hospitality Program and Global Partners
- Works with the Director to develop, plan, implement, and
execute programs and services for the international student
- Liaises with student organizations and advises them on
programming and guidelines
- Meets with students of concern as identified by campus partners
(CARE, EAP, Housing, etc.) or ISA staff
- Serves as the primary contact for international exchange
- Works collaboratively with campus partners including First Year
Experience, Student Success, CARE, Off-campus Programs, the
Registrar's Office, EAP, and others
- Other duties at the discretion of the Director of the Office of
International Student Affairs.
- Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and
- Active Listening -- Ability to actively attend to, convey, and
understand the comments and questions of others.
- Adaptability -- Ability to adapt to change in the
- Analytical Skills - The ability of the individual to gather raw
data and to process that data into a meaningful form.
- Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and
feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill
- Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with
others using the spoken word.
- Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing
clearly and concisely.
- Customer Oriented - A desire to serve both external and
internal clients by focusing effort on meeting the clients' needs,
understanding their concerns, and seeking to build trust.
- Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute
details of a project or task.
- Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of
different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from
campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences
related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity,
religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
- Interpersonal - Ability to develop and maintain relationships
- Leadership -- Ability to motivate and guide others to ensure
performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals. It
involves attracting, supporting, developing, and retaining a
talented and diverse workforce.
- Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or
following a systematic method of performing a task.
- Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present
- Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project
- Relationship Building - Ability to establish and maintain a
good rapport and cooperative relationship with customers and
- Reliability - Ability to be dependable and trustworthy.
- Self-Motivated - Ability of the individual to reach a goal or
perform a task with little supervision or direction.
- Strategic Planning -- Ability to develop a vision for the
future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be
- Team Builder - Ability to help ensure that team members are
invested in team activities and decisions, and that the team works
together to achieve a goal.
- Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to
organize and complete work within given deadlines.
- Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to
bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
Bachelor's degree required, graduate work
in international education, international area studies, counseling,
higher education, or cultural studies preferred.
Minimum of three years' experience in an
international education office with student advising required.
Knowledge of F-1 and J-1 immigration advising required.
Strong: Ability to read, analyze,
and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial
reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common
inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or
members of the business community.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
Experience with word processing,
spreadsheets, databases, and website management highly desirable.
MS Office Applications and Google Applications.
- US citizenship or permanent resident (required by federal
regulations to be a DSO).
- Knowledge of non-resident alien tax issues preferred.
- Facility in a modern foreign language preferred.
- Previous study and/or work abroad preferred.
- Excellent event-planning, communication and presentation skills
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously
- Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with
students, faculty members and administrators required.
- Ability to take initiative.