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International Student Advisor II - 999171

Apply Now Job Number: 505658
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Office of International Affairs
Categories: Admissions / Financial Aid / Enrollment Management

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Job Title: International Student Advisor II - 999171
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: $48,000
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Serves as Designated School Official (DSO) or Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for F-1 visas.
2. Works with the university SEVIS Compliance Officer and OISS Front Desk staff to gather information, provide reports, and take appropriate action regarding the maintenance of F-1 student and J-1 student and scholar statuses.
3. Provides customized presentations and services to university offices and academic programs.
4. Serves as trainer and mentor for junior employees.
5. Tracks and monitors student immigration status for assigned program(s) or cohorts.
6. Advises students and management regarding immigration and student authorization regulations, issues, and strategies, and facilitates visa application processing.
7. Participates in the planning and conducting of orientation and workshops.
8. Acts as liaison between students, faculty, college and university departments, and government agencies.
9. Counsels individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, multicultural, or behavioral problems affecting their educational situations.
10. Reviews transcripts and class registrations to ensure maintenance of students' immigration status.
11. Provides students with information on topics, such as college degree programs, admission requirements, and financial aid opportunities.
12. Assesses needs for assistance, such as rehabilitation, financial aid, or additional training, and refers clients to the appropriate services.
13. Prepares reports on outreach to students and activities as required by administration.
14. Maintains accurate and complete student records as required by laws, policies, and administrative regulations.
15. Acts as a subject matter expert for assigned system(s).
16. Oversees the daily performance of assigned computer system(s).
17. Operates spreadsheet programs and other types of software to load and manipulate data and to produce reports.
18. Retrieves, separates and sorts program output as needed, and sends data to specified users.
19. Develops and implements processes and reports to audit data quality, ensure accuracy, and increase productivity.
20. Maintains data integrity and confidentiality.
21. Maintains or monitors departmental and/or program websites.
22. Attends meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops and serves on committees.
23. Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures; county, state, federal, and international regulations; professional association guidelines; and accreditation requirements.
24. Prepares, updates, and monitors SEVIS I-17 documentation, and assists with reaccreditation.
25. Arranges, documents, processes, approves, and monitors Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) applications, and submits to federal authorities.
26. Completes special projects as assigned.
27. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
2. Psychology - General knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
3. Therapy and Counseling - General knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

5.4. Law and Government - General knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

1. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2. Speaking and Presenting - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively in individual or large group settings.
3. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
4. Social Perceptiveness - Advanced skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
5. Critical Thinking - Proficient skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
6. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
7. Judgment and Decision Making - Advanced skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
8. Service Orientation - Advanced skills in actively looking for ways to help people.
9. General knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word and Excel).

1. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
2. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
3. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Physical Requirements:
1. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
2. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
3. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
4. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
5. May be required to work nights or weekends.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, and computer keyboards.
Job Requirements: Must be a U. S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: 1. Three (3) or more years of international student advising experience in an academic environment.

2. Experience working with SEVIS and other international student management systems (such as Ellucian or ISSM).
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Bilingual (English & Spanish)
2. Certified Notary Public
3. Master’s Degree
4. Prior experience working with J visas
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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