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International Student & Scholar Advisor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please upload a cover letter and resume which address the minimum and preferred qualifications. Be sure to include dates (month and year) for relevant experience, including international experience. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title International Student & Scholar Advisor
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201700572AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $42,000
Desired Start Date 09/05/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date 07/14/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/30/2017
Description of Work Unit

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), one of three units within the Office of International Programs (OIP), offers extensive services to over 2,000 international students and scholars. These services include immigration documentation and advising to nonimmigrant visa bearers who are studying, conducting research, teaching, and/or working for Colorado State University. Services also include permanent residency processing for individuals in positions of permanent employment with the University. The ISSS unit maintains records, reports to the U.S. Government as required by federal law, and conducts a wide variety of programs related to immigration issues, cultural adjustment, orientation, and other matters pertinent to the population it serves.

Colorado State University is a public, land-grant institution of higher education. CSU offers academic programs through eight colleges. The University is located in Fort Collins, a city with a population of approximately 150,000 people, 65 miles north of Denver. The city offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Situated at the edge of the Great Plains and the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins provides easy access to many cultural and recreational opportunities.

Position Summary

The International Student & Scholar Advisor is full-time administrative professional and reports to the Associate Director of ISSS. The International Student and Scholar Advisor is responsible for immigration services for international students and scholars on the Colorado State University campus, serving on internal committees, and supporting a variety of office activities.

Required Job Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, education, business, science, public administration, international/intercultural studies, or a related field
2. One year of work experience in the field of international education
3. Demonstrated experience and training with F visa regulations and procedures
4. Strong written and verbal communication skills
4. U.S. citizen or permanent resident status in order to serve as a Designated School Official for F-1 visa purposes and as an Alternate Responsible Officer for the Exchange Visitor Program.

Preferred Job Qualifications

1. Master’s degree
2. Four or more months of study, employment or residence outside of the United States
3. Demonstrated experience and training with J visa regulations and procedures
4. Proficiency in one or more foreign languages
5. Strong computer skills, with experience in such areas as database maintenance, reporting and other software applications
6. Experience/training in intercultural relations/adjustment
7. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with diverse cultural groups.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Student Advising
Duty/Responsibility

•Advise international students on a variety of immigration matters, including maintaining legal immigration status, navigating the CSU system to maximize their university experience, document processing, and cross cultural adjustment. This requires thorough knowledge of federal immigration regulations, statutes, and operating procedures of various government agencies including the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

Percentage Of Time 30%
Job Duty Category Immigration Responsibilities
Duty/Responsibility

• Serve as a Designated School Official for the F-1 student program of the Department of Homeland Security and Alternate Responsible Officer for the Department of State J-1 visa program; evaluate financial documentation and issue immigration documents for international students.
• Maintain current information on immigration matters.
• Maintain relevant records, reports, and statistics of foreign nationals working and studying at the University.

Percentage Of Time 40%
Job Duty Category Programming
Duty/Responsibility

• Provide or assist with programs such as orientation, cultural and educational events, and community activities, e.g. host families, and assist with office communication efforts.

Percentage Of Time 20%
Job Duty Category Outreach
Duty/Responsibility

• Serve as a liaison between Colorado State University, government agencies, students, and the local community.
• Represent the University, as appropriate, at conferences, symposia, and working groups devoted to international student and scholar issues.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a cover letter and resume which address the minimum and preferred qualifications. Be sure to include dates (month and year) for relevant experience, including international experience.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Courtney Beardmore, courtney.beardmore@colostate.edu
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, education, business, science, public administration, international/intercultural studies, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have one year of work experience in the field of international education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated experience and training with F visa regulations and procedures?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have U.S. citizen or permanent resident status in order to serve as a Designated School Official for F-1 visa purposes and as an Alternate Responsible Officer for the Exchange Visitor Program?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents