International Adviser (Administrative Services Specialist 3) UCP 5

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as the ISSS international advisor for F and J visa holders at the UConn School of Law. Also serves as Designated School Official (DSO) for the UConn F-1 program and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the UConn J-1 program for all campuses.
  • Responsible for all routine SEVIS record maintenance and basic updates and reporting for UConn School of Law to help ensure University and individual student compliance.
  • Prepares visa documentation and other appropriate documents as they relate to international students and scholars at the UConn School of Law.
  • Collaborates with both graduate and JD admission offices at the UConn School of Law to create initial immigration documents for F and J visa holders.
  • Provides basic regulatory information to international students and scholars to ensure their status maintenance.
  • Serves as a resource to community members concerning international students’ and scholars’ needs and concerns; makes appropriate referrals.
  • Assists and counsels international students with academic, cultural and personal adjustments; provides related support services, including cultural program development and implementation.
  • Assists in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials.
  • Prepares narrative and information reports; compiles and organizes information requiring the understanding and evaluation of data sources; may include special projects or extensive reports.
  • Performs administrative tasks necessary to support the program including correspondence, reports and information materials; maintains appropriate records.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, or Associates’ degree and four to seven year progressively responsible related experiences. Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to details. Ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures. Good multi-tasking and organizational skills. Excellent computer skills in basic MS and database applications. Must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident to serve as DSO/ARO per federal regulations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in a related field. Experience working with confidential and/or legal information. Second language proficiency. Experience studying, working or living in a foreign country. Experience using SEVIS and familiarity with student immigration regulations. Experience using Oracle PeopleSoft system and/or Terra Dotta Software. Experience coordinating programs for international students.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time, 12-month, annually renewable position with an expected duration of up to three years. This position will work two days per week at the UConn School of Law and three days per week at the UConn Storrs campus. Travel to other UConn campuses may be required. Evening and weekend work will be occasionally required.

TO APPLY

Please visit the University’s online application system at UConn Jobs, www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. For full consideration, submit a cover letterresume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Please include the search number 2018535 with all correspondences. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018535).

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