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International Student Advisor / SSA2 (4574U) 1798 - 1798
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title International Student Advisor / SSA2 (4574U) 1798 - 1798
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Student Services

International Student Advisor / SSA2 (4574U) 1798 - 1798

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 11, 2019.

Departmental Overview

The Berkeley International Office functions to ensure that all visiting international students and scholars have successful academic and personal experiences during their stay at UCBerkeley. We provide advising on matters related to a wide array of federal regulations, academic procedures, personal adjustment, and career development. We also support a wide array of academic units through visa processing for students, scholars, staff, and faculty.


We are looking for a professional, highly energetic person with interest/related experience in the field. Under the general supervision of the International Student Adviser & Customer Relations Manager, this position has responsibility for and assisting with federally mandated compliance requirements related to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) including production of visa documents for all new degree seeking students, EAP students and summer session students. The incumbent will be providing triage advising to international students, planning and organizing workshops and social events, engaging in outreach activities to support international student life, and serving as a resource for the campus regarding international students on F and J status.
  • Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to federal programs governing the support of international students.
  • Advises international students and campus staff about procedures, policies and regulations related to all types of nonimmigrant status that can be used by international students at the University, primarily F and J students.
  • Advises international students and their dependents on a variety of matters related to their stay at UC-Berkeley including social and cultural adjustment, academic success, and career planning.
  • Analyzes and interprets data for production of visa documents for new and continuing degree-seeking and visiting summer students.
  • Provides support to the SEVIS Coordinator in maintaining state and federal compliance.
  • Coordinates and implements events that support the educational, cultural and social needs of the students, including orientation.
  • Serve as a liaison with other campus units on specific projects and initiatives
  • Serve on campus and departmental committees as needed.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree and or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of F/J visa immigration-related laws, and Department of Homeland Security, Department of State regulations and procedures.
  • Must meet regulatory eligibility to be a DSO/ARO.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Experience working with international clients.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master degree in related field strongly desired.
  • Experience working with ISSM (FSA Atlas)
  • Experience interacting with SEVIS.
  • Experience working in an University setting.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly Salary Range: $23.95 - $27.89

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

Other Information

Your application must include a cover letter and detailed resume. Please include this information in one comprehensive document as separate attachments cannot be submitted in the application system. If you are having difficulty with your application, email for assistance.

***This is a full-time career appointment***

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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