International Student & Scholar Advisor

Brandeis University – Waltham, MA

Brandeis University is seeking to an International Student & Scholar Advisor.

Position Purpose:

  • Advise nonimmigrant students, scholars, and their dependents, on immigration, academic and cultural adjustment, travel, employment, financial and personal issues by utilizing on-on-one appointments, email correspondence, phone consultations, workshops, and programs
  • Engage in collaborative outreach and programming with other university support services and student organizations for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Conduct workshops on travel and visa renewal issues, taxes, employment, cross-cultural awareness, and other support programs for student
  • Assist in the generation of visa documents and advising for newly admitted and continuing graduate and undergraduate students. Other duties as assigned
  • Essential & Other Functions:

  • Advise to nonimmigrant students and their dependents on issues of immigration, travel, employment; financial, personal issues, cultural shock and academic adjustment
  • Communicate with students concerning their visa documents and applications for entry visas at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad
  • Advises nonimmigrant scholars, faculty, researchers and staff (including J, H-1B, F-1 OPT, F-1 STEM OPT, H-1B and B-1 visa types) and their host departments
  • Perform advising/workshops on New International Scholar Orientations, travel and visa renewal issues, visa status extensions, taxes, employment issues, cross-cultural awareness, and other support programs scholars and their dependents
  • Communicate with scholars concerning their visa documents and applications for entry visas at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad
  • Assist with planning ISSO-sponsored programs and events, and collaborative programs with those of student groups and organizations
  • Perform necessary actions in PeopleSoft and SEVIS as required with advising functions to international graduate and undergraduate students
  • Generate visa documents for newly admitted graduate and undergraduate students
  • Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of total work-related experience such as working with a diverse community in a higher education setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from other cultures
  • Moderate use of complex verbal and written skills
  • In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with ability to use them in varied situations
  • Ability to maintain frequent contact with others outside of workgroup, professional staff and/or external contacts to give or obtain information or deliver service
  • U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident Status required by regulation (to serve as J-1 Alternate Responsible Officer)
  • Working knowledge of F and J visa regulations and SEVIS working knowledge of F and J visa regulations and SEVIS working knowledge of F and J visa regulations and SEVIS
  • How To Apply:

    Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at Elect option for "New Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

    Closing Statement:

    Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

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