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Temporary International Student Advisor

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for a Temporary International Student Advisor in International Student Services.


Job Description:

The Temporary International Student Advisor is primarily responsible for developing and providing all aspects of student services for international students enrolled at FIT, helping to ensure the delivery of a high-quality experience for all international students. Committed to providing excellent customer service, the International Student Advisor counsels students individually and in groups, and prepares the visa documents as well as informational literature to provide accurate and timely guidance on all matters relating to the acquisition and maintenance of nonimmigrant status. The International Student Advisor participates in a college-wide effort to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and guidelines relating to the enrollment of international students, and participates in the planning and implementation of cultural, social, and educational programs promoting internationalization throughout the FIT community.

  • Serve as and perform the functions of a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) Student and Exchange Visitor Programs (SEVP).
  • Assess and advise students on all matters pertaining to their nonimmigrant status, whether individually, in groups, and/or through correspondence.
  • Keep current with federal and state regulations as well as FIT and SUNY policies affecting international students.
  • Assist in ISS reporting and compliance as mandated by DHS and DOS.
  • Conduct presentations, orientations, workshops, and other informational events on matters pertaining to international students.
  • Assist in development of ISS information sessions, literature, website content, outgoing messages, reports, etc.
  • Facilitate I-20 document issuance and process related student requests, such as bank, Social Security, DMV letters and the like. Helps to maintain accuracy of all international student data.
  • Develop and help implement programs to support international students.
  • Participate in college-wide initiatives and committees to promote the strategic vision of the International Student Services office and help make international perspectives fundamental to the FIT student experience.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Master's degree and Five years of experience advising international students and scholar in a higher education setting required. 
  • Fluency with F, J, and related federal regulations required
  • As per federal regulations, the candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident required.


Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Frequent; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Constant; Write- Constant




Sit-Constant; Stand-Frequent; Bend- N/A; Walk- Frequent; N/A- Occasional; Pull- N/A; Push- N/A; Lift<10- Occasional; Lift 10-20- N/A; Lift over 50- N/A; Reach- N/A



Additional Information:

Full Time, 30 hour work week;  Work Schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Salary Schedule 83

FIT is undertaking a national search for a Temporary International Student Advisor in International Student Services and welcomes applications and nominations for this Non-Classroom Faculty position. Final salary and appointment rank will be based on the education level and cumulative experience of the candidate. FIT has a generous benefits package including health insurance, vacation, and holiday schedule.  Applications for the position will be considered until the position is filled.  

This is an in-person position.

Full Time Benefits


Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:

* Resume
* Cover letter 
*  A list of three (3) professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Please note successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at:

Returning Applicants Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

*If applying from a website outside of please visit


FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.  Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.  Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

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