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International Student Advisor

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Full Time
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Job # 037642 Department Code 40203-1100 Department Center for International Services Job Title International Student Advisor Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The International Student Advisor will serve on a team of advisors who serve the 4000+ international students, scholars, and dependents at the University. The advising team is responsible for university compliance on immigration matters affecting the enrollment of students and the hosting of scholars. Compliance involves the creation of immigration documents, daily and semester reporting and the processing of applications for benefits. In addition, it includes educating the international population about their immigration responsibilities.

The International Student Advisor will be responsible for representing the advising team working with the Functional Business Analyst in the implementation and maintenance of a new office software program. The International Student Advisor will manage the required creation of forms, processes and communications to implement the new system and be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the forms, systems, processes, and communications after implementation. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Higher Education, Cross-Cultural Counseling, International Relations, Law, Humanities, Social Work, Information Technology.
  • At least three years of experience working in an office with an international education exchange focus.
  • At least three years experience working with U.S. immigration regulations.
  • Must hold U.S citizenship or lawful permanent resident status to meet federal regulatory requirements for status as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer as required by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Knowledge of F and J immigration regulations required; other immigration knowledge helpful.
  • Strong computer skills. Significant technology expertise is required including MS-Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and other web-based applications. Experience with SEVIS, PeopleSoft, Oracle systems and an international education office software program preferred.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to interpret regulations and apply them to university student and scholar situations.
  • Solid skills in database applications and experience with data based applications and management is preferred. Experience with SEVIS, PeopleSoft, Oracle systems and an international education office software program preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language preferred.
  • Cross-Cultural educational background, second language fluency, living or working abroad experience is preferred.
  • Participation in NAFSA : Association of International Educators is preferred.
  • Serves as a Designated School Official /Student and Scholar Advisor: Advises students as Advisor On Call, by scheduled appointment, over the phone, video chat, and through email.
  • Processes immigration related benefit applications including CPT, OPT, extensions of stay, program changes, transfers in and transfers out, dependent requests and travel signatures.
  • Conducts informational seminars on such topics as CPT, OPT and others as necessary
  • Serves as the International Student and Scholar Advisor liaison with the Functional Business Analyst to University and external technology offices, committees, etc. on technology related matters including the implementation and maintenance of a new database system for office functions including SEVIS reporting, office procedures, website updates, form creation, student communications, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 10/20/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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