The International Student Advisor counsels and advises a complicated caseload of approximately 1,200 non immigrant international students and their dependent family members in relation to obtaining and maintaining valid immigration status, benefits of certain immigration classifications and other regulatory requirements. Directly reporting to the Associate Director for Student Services, the International Student Advisor serves as liaison to assigned schools and colleges and provides advanced immigration related advice and assistance to faculty and administrators regarding international student regulations. The International Student Advisor serves as Designated School Official to F-1 students and Alternate Responsible Officer to J-1 students to perform non immigrant F-1 and J-1 processing, monitors data and reports events as mandated by federal regulation. In addition, the position provides outreach services and workshops to students, faculty and administrators.
Required Qualifications, Skills, Abilities: -BA/BS required, Graduate degree preferred in the field of intercultural communication, international relations, advising -Minimum of 3 years of experience in foreign student or scholar advising -Knowledge of SEVIS and student immigration regulations -Strong analytical and problem solving skills to manage, analyze and resolve complicated immigration cases required -Superior communication skills to educate students, university faculty and administrators on matters pertaining to nonimmigrant regulations and institutional policies -Ability to understand, interpret and follow complex government regulations and institutional policies to non-native speakers of the English language -Ability to maintain detailed immigration records, perform intricate immigration processing and ensure institutional compliance with student immigration regulations -Patience, professionalism and high level of sensitivity when advising students in crisis required -Ability to facilitate cross-cultural trainings, deliver effective group presentations and work effectively in a team setting required -Adherence to Boston Universitys compliance policies and guidelines; sensitivity to highly confidential material required - This position must clear CORI screening as well as standard HR background check in accordance with federal regulations.
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