International Student Services Advisor

Enrollment Management

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• Ability to portray the Seminary values and distinctives in writing, speaking, and personal demeanor and spiritual commitment
• Ability to analyze data and devise strategic plans
• Detail oriented and able to work at a fast pace
• Proven record of strong management skills
• Excellent communication skills; ability to interact and engage people, and view, discern, adjust, and response appropriately to non-verbal communication cues
• Strong team lead who encourages communication among colleagues and creative thinking in order to accomplish goals
• Visual acuity to work unassisted in editing printed materials
• Some weekend and evening hours may be required
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The employee in this position will have the following essential job functions:

  • Communicates with international applicants and newly-approved students in a timely manner on student visa and other immigration and resettlement matters
  • Prepares necessary immigration documents for visa applications, travel, and off-campus work authorization
  • Counsels international students regarding their legal and civil responsibilities and acts as their advocate in obtaining appropriate legal benefits and services
  • Maintains currency of knowledge with all government regulations affecting international students with F-1 student visas and professors with work visas
  • Functions as the USCIS-authorized Principal Designated School Official; reports, via the SEVIS student tracking system, activities affecting the visa status of all F1 internationals; produces file documents when requested
  • Promotes interaction between American and international students; arranges volunteer tutoring, and provides logistical support to the Intercultural Student Fellowship
  • Acts as the liaison between individuals or churches seeking to provide charitable support to internationals with needs
  • Consults with Admissions staff on credential evaluations of degrees granted by international schools, determining equivalency with American higher education
  • Issues official letters and prepares forms for international students needing to engage government offices for such things as driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers

Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

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