Assistant Academic Advisor - International Student & Scholar Advisor

Sam Houston State University
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition 202300163S

Title Assistant Academic Advisor - International Student & Scholar Advisor FLSA status Non-Exempt Hiring Salary

This position is a pay grade 4. Please see Pay Grade Table at: https: // pa-

Occupational Category Technical/Para-Professional Department International Programs Division Division of Academic Affairs Open Date 05/10/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement

Bachelor's degree in related field. Two (2) years of previous work experience in international education, immigration advisement, international travel, study abroad, academic advisement, or a related field. Preference will be given to individuals with experience as a Designated School Official (DSO), Alternate Responsible Officer/Responsible Offer (ARO/RO), or who have worked in some capacity with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Familiarity with the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is strongly preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered. Individuals with overseas travel or living experience, along with those from historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply.

US citizenship or permanent residency is required due to the nature of the position.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Advises international students, scholars, and foreign national faculty members on issues related to visa status, as well as academic support needs. Coordinates international student orientations, seminars, and workshops. Serves as the staff advisor for the International Student Organization. Provides additional support to the Office of International Programs for international student admissions, international partnerships, and student activities.

Primary Responsibilities

May include, but not necessarily limited to the following: In collaboration with the Principal Designated School Official, the International Student and Scholar Advisor provides guidance and assistance to all international (F-1) and visa-holding students in the United States regarding cross-cultural and immigration issues and concerns while they attend Sam Houston State University. In addition to maintaining student records, the ISS Advisor will provide programing opportunities for international students, advise the International Student Organization and inform international students of opportunities to connect with SHSU events. The ISS Advisor will serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and update the Student and Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS) database as well as provide information to students regarding Social Security cards, and other needed documents. In collaboration with the PDSO, the ISS Advisor will supervise and monitor the status of all undergraduate and graduate international students from admission through graduation. The ISS Advisor will work closely with the Study Abroad Office on incoming exchange students and their process. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Establishes contacts with other university departments, personnel, and outside agencies and individuals as required. Interprets University policies governing area of responsibility.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

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EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

    Screening Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have experience with SEVIS Reporting as a Designated School Official (DSO)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • What is your experience recruiting or working with international students at a university?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have international experience, including living abroad, study abroad, teaching international students, and/or international/diversity programming?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How did you learn about this position?
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
  • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
  • Association for Women in Science
  • TWC - Work in Texas
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • Higher Ed Jobs
  • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • SHSU Website
  • SHSU Employee
  • SHSU Recruiter
  • Other
  • If your response to the question above was "SHSU Employee" please indicate employee's name and department.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

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