Office for International Students and Scholars Program Manager

Western University of Helth Science
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$70,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Posting Details

Pay Transparency Act- Western University of Health Sciences is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, and relevant qualifications.

Classification Series Detail

Function University Student Affairs

Family Compliance Classification Series Title Manager

Full Salary Range

Minimum $70,000.00

Maximum $72,030.00

Expected Pay Scale

Minimum $70,000.00

Maximum $70,000.00

Posting Details

Posting Number A00618

Position Title Office for International Students and Scholars Program Manager Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 4015-Dept of International Student Serv Type of Position Administration Job Summary

The OISS Program Manager serves in the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) as WesternU's primary immigration compliance officer and oversees SEVIS data integrity, compliance and reporting. The OISS Program Manager keeps current with changes in immigration regulations, SEVIS and Banner upgrades and collaborates with campus departments to implement changes. The OISS Program Manager works closely with the Director to improve and streamline office function with the goal of providing an excellent student/scholar experience.

The OISS Program Manager serves as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Office (ARO) and provides academic and immigration advising to international students and scholars. The OISS Program Manager disseminates information to international students and scholars regarding maintenance of valid immigration status, employment authorization, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess the knowledge as well as the following skills, and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. 1. Knowledge of immigration laws and federal and state regulations pertaining to student and scholar visas, optional practical training (OPT), employment- based visas, SEVIS and other relevant international agencies, programs, and systems in a higher education setting. 2. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in a cross- cultural environment with sensitivity to the diversity and complexity of international students, employees, and guest researchers. 3. Ability to use sound professional judgment in the interpretation and application of federal regulations, adequately documenting the decision-making process. 4. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and be flexible in job assignments while maintaining strict deadlines and confidentiality. 5. Demonstrates superior judgment with ability to approach complex problems logically and systematically. 6. Highly effective verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to give presentations/conduct training sessions. 7. Exceptional organizational and analytical skills with an ability to prioritize, track and follow-up on assigned tasks. 8. Strong computer/technology proficiency including Microsoft Office applications, Banner and any other software program required by this position.

Required Qualifications

Education: Any combination of education, training or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Experience: 1. Two to three years' of experience in the field of international scholar regulatory advising and processing, preferably in a university setting. 2. Must be a U.S. citizen or U. S. permanent resident per USCIS regulations for SEVIS. 3. Successful completion of SEVIS required background check.

Preferred Qualifications List comments regarding work hours

Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM; May be required to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as needed.

Posting Date 05/12/2023 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty

Provide immigration services to international students and scholars at WesternU. Independently interpret complex federal immigration regulations and provide advice to students, scholars, departments, and faculty, including preparation of immigration documents and the successful petitioning for sought-after immigration status.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty

Responsible for SEVIS data management and maintenance, and for OPT and OPT STEM student advising and application filing. This includes responsibility for compliance with data integrity, data security and data privacy policies and regulations. This also includes serving as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO).

Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty

Responsible for both internal and external reporting for all aspects of International Services. Examples include: - SEVIS reporting to the US Government - Internal reporting on international student/scholar status and OPT - Reports to identify and communicate with students who need to take actions related to their status. This includes responsibility for compliance with data retention regulations.

Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty

Disseminate information to international students and scholars regarding maintenance of valid immigration status, immigration regulatory changes, employment authorization, etc.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty

Participate in international programming in cooperation with the Director of OISS, including International Student Orientation, International Scholar Orientation, and others. Perform other duties as assigned

Percentage Of Time 10

Physical Demands

Physical Demands

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes

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WesternU Policy requires persons employed by the University to provide proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), subject to limited exemptions, regardless of whether the employee is on-site or authorized to work remotely. Exempted employees, or those whose status of full vaccination is pending, will be required to submit to regular COVID-19 testing for in- person/on-campus work assignments. ​

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Describe Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties of the Admissions Processing Specialist are normally performed in the offices of other people or in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is usually very quiet.

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  • Cover Letter
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  • Letter of Recommendation #1
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  • Letter of Recommendation #3
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