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leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We
envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all
identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully
included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent
every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally
recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of
public policy, law, the arts, communications, international
development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented,
and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its
strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for
all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for
creating change through our knowledge and our work.
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About the Department/Unit
ISSS builds on American University's traditions of valuing
diversity and a global outlook by promoting international student
and scholar mobility and serving as a resource for intercultural
initiatives to the university community. To cultivate academic
success and personal development for international students and
scholars, ISSS aims at providing quality services and programs to
the university community by educating, advocating and training
while complying with federal regulations governing international
Th e Immigration Data Manager ensures system compliance and
mandatory SEVIS reporting for the F and J non-immigrant communities
for immigration compliance with the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) and the Department of State (DoS). This position works with
the Director to monitor regulatory changes; prioritizes and
communicates their impact on university’s systems; and manages
projects for successful interface with the SEVIS system of (DHS).
Considerable authority is delegated to this position for systems
analysis and business process review, ensuring SEVIS compliance.
The Immigration Data Manager prepares periodic reports with student
and scholar data on immigration and compliance matters.
- Regulatory Audits and SEVIS Compliance: Monitors and
maintains systems compliance with SEVIS upgrades, works with the
OIT and the ISSS Director to ensure timely upgrades are done in the
university systems. Collaborates with colleges, departments,
academic units and the SEVIS help desk to identify, document and
report irregularities and r e co mm e nds poli c i es a nd pr oc e
dure s that en su re both the uni v e rs it y and its F1 and J1
non-immigrant populations are in compliance .
- Project Managementand Systems Training: Provides
project support to the Director on various systems, including
business process improvements, implementation of new applications
and modifications. Works with internal and external constituents
such as ISSS staff, OIT, admitting and academic units, the Office
of the Registrar, and the SEVIS Help Desk to identify additional
system functionalities and reporting needs for maintaining accurate
student records in all systems to ensure compliance.
- Advising: Th e Immigration Data Manager monitors
regulatory updates affecting F and J nonimmigrant visa categories,
advises, counsels, and serves as referral agent to international
students, scholars, other university offices and funding sources on
all legal aspects concerning work privileges, travel, program
extension, family matters, change of status, academic activities,
personal and cultural adjustment issues, and other related matters,
which affect the international population in these categories. As
the Alternate Responsible Officers for the J-1 Exchange Visitor
Program and Designated School Officials for the F-1 student
program, the Associate Director creates immigration documents and
conducts periodic SEVIS reporting on new and returning student and
scholar immigration compliance.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Provides supervision for 1-2 students.
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time: 35 hours per week. May require some evening and
- Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree
- 3-5 years of relevant experience
- Strong Excel and other Microsoft Office experience
- Comfort learning new technologies
- Comfort with creating and maintaining documentation
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Master's Degree
- Experience with Sunapsis and Ellucian Colleague Systems
- Preferred experience at an educational institution with F and J
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students,
faculty, and staff
- Strong conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- Proven ability to work efficiently and independently in a
fast-paced environment with attention to detail and accuracy
- Excellent customer service, diplomatic and public relations
- U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency status is
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive .
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal
appearance, gender identity and expression, family
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