Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work,
learn, and grow! Howard Community College is proud to have received
the Great Colleges to Work For honor for 12 consecutive years,
Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty,
staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that
is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests
of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go
in your career, you can get there from here!
We are seeking a Part Time, benefit eligible International and
International Student Admissions and Academic Advisor to serve as
one of the college's Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
authorized Designated School Officials (DSO); serves as one of the
college's main representatives on matters related to international
(F1) and other international students.
- Works closely with the Associate Director of Admissions
(International) and the Director of Admissions and Advising to
manage enrollment of international citizens in credit programs,
including pre- and post- admissions, academic and transfer
advising, and all matters related to immigration status and
- Works closely with the Associate Director of Admissions,
(International) and Immigrant Students, to ensure college
compliance with all federal, DHS, U.S., State Department, and
Maryland State laws, regulations, reporting and tracking
requirements, including the implementation and enforcement of all
laws and regulations related IIRAIRA, U.S. Patriot Act, and the
Enhanced Border Security Act's laws and regulations, and the
Student and Exchange Visitors Program and Information System
(SEVIS), related to the admission and enrollment of international
(F1) students and other immigrant students in credit programs and
- Issues all appropriate federal documents for F1 students and
other immigrant students as appropriate.
- Works closely with the Associate Director and the English
Institute (EI) to update the college's I-17, re-submit the I-17 as
required and to prepare for periodic recertification
- Assists with the development and subsequent implementation of
revised, new or additional policies and procedures to ensure
college compliance with all appropriate federal and state
- Assists with the establishment and maintenance of all
international and immigrant student citizen enrollment
- Works closely with the Associate Director and other appropriate
enrollment services and college personnel on technological
implementations, enhancements and maintenance that relate to SEVIS
and student information systems, such as Ellucian's Colleague and
Recruiter, and the enrollment of all international and immigrant
students and records maintenance.
- Works closely with the English Institute staff involved with
international (F-1) student admissions, particularly those who may
wish to change their program level.
- Regularly informs, updates, meets and consults with the
Associate Director of Admissions, (International and Immigrant
Students) and Primary Designated School Official (PDSO), and EI
staff regarding all matters related to the enrollment of
international and immigrant students citizens in credit programs
and course work.
- Assists the Associate Director of Admissions (International and
Immigrant Students) with staff training related to international
and immigrant student admissions and advising, including updates
and alerts related to DHS responses to national and world events
affecting enforcement of laws and regulations.
- Assists with the coordination of international and immigrant
student orientation, F1 cohort advising and registration,
specialized workshops, and other services for F1 students,
including support for interactions with the Social Security
Administration and the Motor Vehicle Administration, and other
immigrant students enrolled or seeking to enroll in credit programs
- Assists with reporting requirements related to international
and immigrant students, including federal, state, and college data
collection and reports as well as reports and surveys for national
organizations and associations such as Open Doors and the American
Association of Community Colleges.
- Assists with maintaining regular communication with the US
Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), NAFSA: The Association
of International Educators, embassies and consulates, community
agencies and, other international and immigrant student admissions
officers in order to keep current on legal matters, and assistance
in resolving problems, and to reach out to specific
- Assists with the ongoing development and maintenance of the
college's website for international and immigrant students.
Responds to inquiries of all kinds related to the enrollment of
international and immigrant students.
- Assists with the development and revision of all college
publications and materials related to the enrollment of
international and immigrant students in credit programs.
- Provides general pre-enrollment counseling and academic
advising to other currently enrolled students regarding program
planning, course scheduling, transfer (including transfer issues
specific to F1 students and their dependents) and graduation
This position is critical to the college's implementation of and
compliance with all federal and state laws related to the
enrollment of international citizens. The position has many
responsibilities that could deal with issues leading to liability
for the college related to federal law and homeland security as
well as well as issues that can create liability for prospective
and current international citizens.
- Bachelor's degree in counseling, education, foreign language,
social science, student development or related field and three (3)
years of admissions/advising experience, required.
- Master's degree in counseling, education, foreign language,
social science, student development or related field and four (4)
years of admissions/advising experience, preferred.
- Prior transcript evaluation experience strongly preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations
and college policies and procedures regarding the enrollment of
international citizens required.
- Outstanding technology skills required, including knowledge of
SEVIS, student information system, customer relations management
software (such as Ellucian's Colleague and Recruiter programs),
student planning system (such as Student Planner), and degree
audit, document imaging, the Internet, including MyHCC portal and
web registration, ARTSYS, MS Office, Windows, college network,
voicemail and e-mail systems, and other applications; knowledge of
web applications strongly preferred. Strong EXCEL database
knowledge preferred. Knowledge of placement testing system, TOEFL
exam and international credentialing services required.
- Outstanding organizational skills, ability to multi-task and
work independently and meet strict deadlines required. Excellent
interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills required;
including ability to provide advice and counsel to a diverse
student population and to people from all over the world and public
- Ability to plan and promote various events strongly
- Fluency or excellent working knowledge of a second language is
preferred, but not required.
Licensing or Certification Required:
- Approval of Department of Homeland Security to serve as a
Designated School Official (DSO) and to issue I-20s and other
federal documents related to international students. (Based on the
ongoing regulatory implementation of various federal laws, it is
anticipated that DSOs will be required to have even more complex
certification, including periodic testing requirements.)
All employees must comply with college's COVID-19 vaccination or
testing requirement, regardless of telework status. In instances
where employees fail to comply, supervisors will be notified, as
failure to comply is a violation of the employee code of conduct.
Progressive disciplinary action will be taken, including verbal and
written warnings, and up to and including suspension and
Hours Per Week: 25 hours per week
Work Schedule: Office Hours M-T 8:30am-7:30pm and F 8:30am-5pm.
Other options will be considered to meet the needs of the campus
Compensation: $28.76/hour plus accrual of paid time off and tuition
FLSA Status: Exempt
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: April 18, 2022
*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition
As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension
System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which
requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a
7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do
not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension.
Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional
positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to
participate in either The Pension or The ORP.
Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment
Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values
diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information,
disability or protected veteran status.
HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need
assistance with the job application process and/or with the
interview process. For confidential assistance with the job
application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources
HCC is interested in all qualified applicants who are eligible
to work in the United States. However, HCC will generally not
sponsor applicants for work visas. Only employees living in states
contiguous to Maryland are eligible to work at HCC to include
Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. Candidates
must live in the commutable area or willing to relocate at their
own expense if offered the position because HCC does not offer
Please submit the following:
- Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on
completing the college's application in full)
- Cover Letter