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International Student Admissions and Academic Advisor

Howard Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 8, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Employment Type
Part Time
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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, 2009-2020.

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 enrollment.
  • 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 coursework.
  • 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 successfully.
  • 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 laws.
  • Assists with the establishment and maintenance of all international and immigrant student citizen enrollment records.
  • 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 and courses.
  • 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 populations.
  • 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 applications.

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 speaking.
  • Ability to plan and promote various events strongly preferred.
  • 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 termination.

Additional Information:

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 community
Compensation: $28.76/hour plus accrual of paid time off and tuition reimbursement programs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade: 13
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: April 18, 2022

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

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 at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

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 relocation benefits.

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter


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