International Student & Scholar Advisor
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and
the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,
faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the
confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;
Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;
Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and
Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through
this network, we expand opportunities for flexible,
student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate
programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to
degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among
these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees
designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and
About the Opportunity:
Under the supervision of an Associate Director within the Office of
Global Services, the International Student and Scholar Advisor
(ISSA) provides advising services to international students and
scholars on F/J visas. The ISSA serves as Designated School
Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) and utilizes
the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to
perform necessary functions, gather data, create reports,
The ISSA advises international students on F-1 and J-1 visas and
J-1 scholars to ensure maintenance of their non-immigrant status.
The ISSA provides counseling and advising to international students
and scholars on immigration related matters, employment
authorization acculturation, academic, social, personal adjustment,
etc. Provides guidance to NU academic departments and key contacts
on regulatory requirements, institutional policies, and OGS
protocols. Advises students regarding obtaining social security
numbers; and communicates with Co-op Advisors and students as
The ISSA maintains updated knowledge of federal regulations and
SEVIS procedures to provide timely and comprehensive advising.
Participates in planning and implementing orientation programs as
they pertain to immigration authorization and initial review of F
and J regulations with new students. Designs and/or delivers
regulatory training for students, scholars, and relevant
colleagues. The ISSA also collaborates with students, scholars, and
other offices at Northeastern to enhance the global network of the
university. Actively contributes to developing, designing, and
implementing programs and systems needed to support and enrich the
international student and scholar experience at Northeastern.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree, preferably in a field related to
international education, social sciences, or humanities.
- Knowledge of immigration regulations and experience in working
- One to three years' experience as a DSO/ARO.
- Ability and willingness to multitask and adopt the Northeastern
fast-paced innovative model of work.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Knowledge of privacy laws and ability to utilize discretion and
confidentiality when advising students/scholars.
- US citizenship or lawful permanent residency are required in
order to be a DSO/ARO.
- Familiarity with batching systems such as SUNAPSIS.
- Prior study/work abroad or other living experience
- Knowledge of a second or third language.
- Strong intercultural communication and interpersonal
- Prior experience with academic advising.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
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