Student Affairs and International Student Services Coordinator
University Staff; Non-Exempt
PDSO and Dean of Student Affairs, Admissions and Outreach
Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s
Student Affairs and International Student Services Coordinator
provides specialized student support to international students.
Incumbents in this job classification are responsible for providing
academic and immigration advising services, career counseling, new
student orientation and alumni services to meet the needs of the
international student population. The International Student
Specialist problem solves a variety of complex immigration issues
requiring considerable knowledge of immigration rules and
regulations. Incumbents work independently with decisions impacting
students’ educational goals.
Obligations of the Student Affairs and International
Student Services Coordinator:
The information provided below is a general description of
the International Student Specialist’s responsibilities; it is not
intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. The
incumbent must undergo appropriate training to serve as the
Designated School Official and learn all Student and Exchange
Visitor Information System processes.
- Serves as the Designated School Official (DSO), maintaining the
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and all
related certification requirements. Organizes SEVIS data processing
under the guidelines provided by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) and maintains data and quality control
management. Establishes, updates and tracks SEVIS files on a
- Provides accurate immigration information to international
students, monitors and tracks student immigration status, and
maintains appropriate files.
- Advises students with immigration petitions and applications to
include processing for new F-1 visas, work permits, reinstatement,
and reduced course load authorizations, change of status, medical
leave and economic hardship employment authorization.
- Coordinates and plans programs that support the unique needs of
F-1 international students including the development and
implementation of retention strategies, OPT, CPT and new student
orientation program. Teaches College Survival and Success credit
courses and workshops, monitors at-risk students and provides
customized intervention services.
- Provides active case management to an assigned caseload
of students. Supports international students experiencing
cross-cultural, family, personal or economic crisis, which may
impact academic performance. Helps students to access
appropriate community services/resources.
- Coordinates academic advising services to international
students to include evaluating student academic history, developing
academic and career goals, and outlining appropriate classes and
resources needed to achieve these goals. Conducts information
degree audits, evaluates placement test scores and serves as
student advocate in matters related to grievances, grading issues,
tuition appeals and special financial arrangements.
- Assists international students with processing applications for
work permits, reinstatements, extensions of stay and other
immigration related matters.
- Acts as student advocate in matters related to grievances,
grading issues, tuition appeals and special financial
- Works with international students on academic probation
and suspension to develop an improvement plan; monitors progress
and identifies specific areas for tutoring assistance.
- Functions as liaison with transfer institutions; refers
students to appropriate college, community and university contacts
to assist with the transfer process.
- Works collaboratively with program faculty and management
to support the development of strategies to enhance student
- Oversees peer advising program; Recruit, train and
counsel student workers as needed.
- May assist with Study Abroad Program by providing
classroom presentation/informational sessions; responding to
inquiries and advising students and staff about the program and how
it fits into the educational plan.
- Participates in training and maintains a relationship
with professional organizations to keep abreast of changes in
federal rules and regulations.
- Reviews student admissions form. Refers and schedules students
for testing. Enters new student information into college database
- Support the mission and vision of the College, University, and
- Support the Student Body Council and Student Organization
- Develops, manages, and provides student support services;
- Oversees student organizations;
- Prepares and leads the orientation for pharmacy students
- Develops, implements, and promotes programs that foster student
leadership and professionalism;
- supporting the academic advising program;
- Coordinates student activities at the state, regional, and
- Coordinates student related college events and programs;
- Oversees, develops, and provides student services;
- Participates in activities related to LCME accreditation,
including but not limited to report generation, preparation of
functional areas in accordance with accreditation standards
- Supports pharmacy student success and retention efforts, and
coordinates assessment of student services to ensure student
- Support the update of student handbooks concerning student
services, professionalism, retention, campus security and risk
- Oversees student conduct and professionalism tracking
- Support other duties of student affairs as assigned by the Dean
of Student Affairs, Admissions and Outreach at College of
- Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work with
competence, diligence, and effectiveness with individuals and
collaborative teams, including internal and external stakeholders,
including committee, agencies, schools, businesses, and the greater
- Commitment to collegial and professional excellence
- Ability to receive and give constructive criticism, flexibility
in understanding and perspectives of others
- Commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive work
- Demonstrated sensitivity to diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural, disability, and ethnic environment.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For full
consideration, candidates should provide curriculum vitae/resume
with at least three references. All candidates are asked to provide
a cover letter articulating how their knowledge, experience, and
beliefs have prepared them to function in support of California
Northstate University’s vision and mission statements. Please email
all documents to the HR Department
California Northstate is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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