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SEVIS Coordinator

Loyola Marymount University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The SEVIS coordinator is responsible for the administration of the MyStatus (Sunapsis) system, ensuring SEVIS compliance with U.S. Government Agencies. Position serves as Alternate Responsible Officer and Designated School Official for Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School. This role also coordinates assessment efforts in the Office for International Students and Scholars.

 Job Description

Responsibility for overall administration of MyStatus, under the oversight of Associate Director of OISS. Develop processes to ensure integrity in data entry, SEVIS-reporting obligations and compliance requirements occur within established regulatory time frames. Responsible for monitoring alerts and errors in SEVIS and Sunapsis. This requires ensuring resolution and liaising with Sunapsis and campus IT support as needed. Oversee customization of Sunapsis features, such as website enhancements, batch management, email templates, e-form templates, checklists, standardized reports and questionnaires to support OISS operations. Maintain appropriate Sunapsis application configurations, support and train LMU Sunapsis users and second approvers, such as faculty and staff. Serve as primary liaison with Application Systems Analyst for Student Success

Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) authorized by the Department of State (DoS) to issue immigration documents and grant immigration benefits to students in F-1 status and Exchange Visitors in J-1 status. Assist international students and scholars in complying with government requirements. Maintain current knowledge of pertinent regulatory developments. Identify, interpret, and apply relevant law and government policy. Interact with federal, state, and local government agencies to resolve routine issues related to international student and scholars. Work closely with individual students and scholars by connecting them to appropriate resources for support on and off campus, aiding in their retention.   

Lead and develop OISS assessment projects to support OISS and Student Affairs mission and strategic initiatives.  Provide strategic advice and consultation  to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of modifications and enhancements to existing operations, systems, and procedures.

 Represent OISS in Student Affairs Research and Assessment Committee (SARAC).

 Complete other duties and projects as assigned.

 Loyola Marymount University Expectations

Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university.  Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct.  Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.

 Requisite Qualifications

Typically a Bachelor’s degree in International Education, Intercultural Communication, Computer Information System or related field or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred.Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.

 Minimum 2 years’ experience advising international students & scholars in F-1 and J-1 status on immigration, visa status and cross-cultural issues.  Demonstrated ability to learn, understand, and interpret complex federal immigration regulations.  U.S. citizen or permanent resident status (required by the U.S. government.)

Experience that demonstrates knowledge of programming with Adobe Cold Fusion and knowledge of SQL and relational database management systems

Experience using SEVIS, BANNER and a secondary batch software preferably Sunapsis. 

Strong cross-cultural oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity addressing issues of concern facing students from diverse backgrounds in higher education and campus support services.

Ability to learn and work independently in a collaborative environment.

Highly developed problem-solving skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

For full consideration, applicants should submit the following items: 1) a current and comprehensive resume and 2) cover letter.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.


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