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Coordinator, DSO

Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ

52862BR Campus: Tempe Coordinator

Job Description

At Arizona State University, we measure ourselves not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed. In Admission Services, we are passionate about helping students find their right university fit and working together as a team to achieve our enrollment goals. If you are solution-oriented, love helping people, believe in the transformative power of higher education and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, then you will thrive in Admission Services.
As a member of the Applicant Services team within Admissions Services, this position is responsible for the evaluation of undergraduate International or graduate domestic and International student applicants to Arizona State University. As a Designated School Official (DSO), this position is also responsible for reviewing, processing, and authorizing of immigration benefits for international students in the SEVIS federal database (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Database).

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Department Name

Admission Services



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Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$32,459 - $34,000 per year; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Maintains compliance with all government organizations in the management of F-1 student enrollments for both new issuance and transfers.
  • Responsible for data entry of student information and production of Form I-20 immigration documents through the federally monitored SEVIS system.
  • Provides training and guidance to other staff members within Admissions Services and cross-departmentally.
  • Utilizes SUNAPSIS in support of data management and processing for I-20 documentation for F1 Visas.
  • Evaluates domestic and foreign academic documentation and ensures applicants meet requirements of established admission policies and guidelines.
  • Authenticates international academic records from all countries and determine institutional recognition, and equivalencies to US educational system; complete grade and credit conversions to US semester system and calculate GPA.
  • Conducts research into international educational systems and standards and documents research findings for consistency in evaluation among evaluation staff.
  • Applies functional knowledge and responds to matters requiring comprehensive knowledge of department policies and procedures; researches and interprets a variety of levels of information.
  • Collaborates and works with admissions counselors, supervisor, and enrollment management leadership to achieve university enrollment objectives for undergraduate international applicants or graduate domestic and international applicants.
  • Maintains student files, databases, and records in accordance with federal guidelines (FERPA).
  • Responds to written inquiries from students and departments related to admissions processing, student visa, and status inquiries.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. Permanent resident (government requirement to be a DSO).
  • Demonstrated experience working with students, scholars, and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Must pass the DSO exam within 30 days of employment.
  • Must pass U.S. Department of Homeland Security background check and submit all supporting documentation necessary to complete DSO submission.
  • Must attend all initial and ongoing required trainings/orientations provide by ASU related to the DSO role.
  • Assists in the preparation or generation of reports.
  • Works/assist with other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience as a DSO for external candidates/ASU candidates should possess a solid knowledge of basic immigration regulations. (1 year)
  • Evidence of effective communicating skills bothorally and in writing, with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting complex documents.
  • Experience planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and working in a computer database system (e.g. PeopleSoft, Salesforce, SUNAPSIS, SEVIS).
  • Experience with the principles and practices pertaining to Admissions.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Department Statement

In support of the university mission and goals, the Office of Admission Services creates and promotes the broadest possible awareness of ASU as the New American University. This is accomplished through meaningful interactions and customer service throughout the college search and enrollment processes.
Admission Services attracts and enrolls diverse, high achieving and talented students from Arizona, the nation and the world and engages families, educators, and other members of the community in the encouragement of students to pursue higher education at Arizona State University.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASUs Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.
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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

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