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International Student Advisor

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Cranwell Int'l Ctr - E&G
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

This position reports to the Associate Director for International Student Services and works to ensure the university's compliance with federal regulations governing the enrollment of international students and exchange visitors while managing a portfolio of immigration casework and advising international students, functioning as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), certified by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Department of State (DOS) respectively, utilizing the DHS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), and requiring specialized knowledge and expertise for the interpretation and application of complex federal regulations and academic policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree (or Bachelor's degree and equivalent experience in lieu of Master's degree) | Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying federal immigration laws and regulations | Demonstrated experience exercising discretion and independent judgment in making informed decisions in complex situations | Demonstrated experience working with complex organizational processes and procedures | Demonstrated aptitude for learning, interpreting, and disseminating highly technical information, regulations, and procedures | Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail | Demonstrated strong interpersonal communications skills | Experience working with diverse populations within an intercultural context | Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver professional presentations | Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team | Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and balance competing priorities | Demonstrated proficiency using the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) | Eligibility for certification by DHS as a Designated School Official (DSO) and certification by the US Department of State as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) – must be US citizen or US lawful permanent resident

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with Banner | Demonstrated experience with Sunapsis | Working knowledge of Virginia Tech policies and procedures | Fluency in a foreign language| Experience living or studying abroad

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The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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