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Job ID: 169429

International Student Advisor and Programming Coordinator
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 13, 2021
Title International Student Advisor and Programming Coordinator
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department International Student Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Student Services

Position Summary
The University at Buffalo, Office of International Student Services has a position available for an International Student Advisor and Programming Coordinator. As International Student Advisor and Programming Coordinator, you will:

Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the university’s F-1 student program and J-1 Exchange Visitor program
Advise international students and academic departments on immigration matters related to F and J statuses, and interpret related U.S. immigration regulations and policies
Develop, coordinate and implement programs that support UB’s international students in their social engagement, academic success and global citizenship, including programs that support the transition of new students to the UB campus community
Develop and support efforts to provide intercultural communication training across campus constituents
Serve as the advisor to a Student Advisory Board

The University at Buffalo (UB) has the distinction of being one of the nation’s Top 30 institutions hosting international students. A premier research-intensive public university, UB has the distinction of being a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is SUNY’s most comprehensive public university.

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree. Two years of directly related experience. Directly related work experience must involve work with international students, and may include work in international student services, student counseling, immigration or academic advising, or related areas.

Excellent spoken and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with non-native speakers of English. Excellent organizational ability, detail orientation, and customer orientation. Demonstrated intercultural skills and first-hand experience in a multicultural setting. Strong computer skills. An ability to learn and effectively deploy new skills, as needed.

Ability to work non-standard (evening and weekend hours) as needed to meet the professional obligation.

US citizenship or lawful permanent residency required as mandated by federal (SEVP) regulations.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree. Experience working in an International Student Office at a U.S. college or university. Demonstrated knowledge of F-1 and/or J-1 student regulations. Experience living or working overseas. Experience with customer service. Experience using Sunapsis.

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