Reporting to the Director, the International Student Advisor
is responsible for advising international students on cultural, immigration, and personal concerns, managing SEVIS database, processing student applications, in particular CPT and OPT applications.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Advise international students on various issues impacting them, including but not limited to immigration and adjustment to life in the US;
- Assume, as a primary responsibility, the duties associated with advising on federal regulations that impact international students. Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO);
- Assist with maintenance and supervision of international student records and database;
- Process student’s applications, primarily CPT, OPT and Economic Hardship;
- Serve as a liaison and mediator for international students with prospective employers in regard to CPT and OPT authorizations;
- Serve on inter-office committees/teams in collaborative efforts and continuous improvement;
- Other duties as required.
- Bachelor's degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Experience working in an internationally focused organization/office setting, familiarity with the needs of the international community and/or international students, international travel or living experience;
- Full command of immigration regulations on F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors, and experience with SEVIS;
- Detailed orientated and good organizational skills;
- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others;
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral);
- Ability to comprehend and communicate technical information effectively and diplomatically;
- Ability to effectively communicate with individuals of various origins;
- Computer knowledge and experience (including word processing, database management and spreadsheets);
- Preferred experience with a database; spreadsheets, electronic mail;
- Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Preferred: Master's degree, bilingual preferred.
- Experiences with advising, supervision, training;
- Experiences with CPT, OPT, F-2 dependent, reinstatement and change of status processing;
- Knowledge of University programs and procedures.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please send letter of application and resume to:
Department of Human Resources
International Student Advisor
University of Bridgeport
Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: (203) 576-4601