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Assistant Director, International Student Office

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Assistant Director, International Student Office

International Student Scholar Services

Georgia State University

The Assistant Director role provides leadership and oversight for newly admitted, incoming, and newly arriving international students. Beyond technical responsibilities (processing admissions documents, verification of lawful presence, home base orientation, and advisement), the assistant director will supervise one ISA (incoming international student advisor), three graduate assistants, and multiple V.I.S.A leaders. The Role will be responsible for creating and establishing essential support services for new international students with respect to both immigration compliance as well as retention and integration programming.


· A flexible work environment

· Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, etc.

· A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with various partners.

· Professional development opportunity and mentorship

· A rapidly growing center within an academic setting


Supervise and manage the processing of international student admissions documents (I-20s and DS-2019s) in supervision of Senior EPS position.

Sits on the ISSS leadership team to provide input, feedback, and guidance for strategic direction and management of the office.

Provides oversight and leadership in the implementation of international student orientation. Liaises with the office of student orientation and family engagement (SOFE). Recruits, trains, and supervises V.I.S.A. leaders, and graduate assistants.

Manages the Verification of Lawful Presence Process (VOLP) for all non- U.S. Citizens and Permanent
Residents admitted to the University.

Liaises with Registrar, Admissions, Graduate School, and Perimeter Colleges.

Remains abreast of federal, state, and USG regulatory framework and informs/trains colleagues as necessary

Creates and maintains communication plans and public facing messaging for newly admitted/arriving international students.

Provides data and reports as needed in reference to incoming international students.

Supports office events and initiatives, including International Education Week, Spring International Festival, ISAC

Student programs, immigration programming, etc.

Georgia State University Values
  • COMMUNITY: Fostering a distinctive shared identity and common purpose across our multi-campus university.
  • INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY: Respecting the dignity and value of all people and perspectives through honorable conduct based on engagement, fairness, access, equity, and civility.
  • TRANSFORMATION: Intentionally pursuing knowledge, practice, and scholarly rigor to inspire lifelong learning, and to make our community and the world a better place.
  • INTEGRITY: Adhering to our values, mission, and the truth through respectful cooperation and effective stewardship of resources.
  • EXCELLENCE: Achieving the highest standards and distinction in teaching, research and service.
  • STRATEGIC INNOVATION: Embracing invention and creativity in the pursuit of meaningful discovery using our collective talents.

USG Core Values Statement
  • The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia State prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia State community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia State prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive, or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

Background Check
Successful candidate must be able to pass a comprehensive criminal background investigation and other background searches as applicable to the job such as credit check and Motor Vehicle Record.

Qualifications :

Minimum Hiring Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and three years of supervisory/management experience; or Bachelor’s degree and one year of related Designated School Official (DSO) experience in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).

Preferred Hiring Qualifications:

Significant experience with employment based immigration


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