Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time, benefits-eligible and entails approximately 37.5 hours worked per week. Position requires occasional weekend and after hours duties.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of International Students and Scholars at the Danforth Campus. The office building is not equipped with an elevator; therefore, the ability to use stairs is recommended. If accommodations are required, please contact our recruitment team.
The individual in this position will work to provide a successful program specifically for internationals students at Washington University. This individual will provide advising, counseling and immigration services to international students (including but not limited to visa status, employment authorization, immigration, cross-cultural, financial, academic and personal issues, etc.), presenting options, giving consideration to both the best way to provide information considering the cultural perspective of the individual student and the governmental regulations that apply to the student’s situation. This individual will work with the advising team to conduct educational programs including orientation and training programs about work eligibility, maintenance of status, immigration and visa compliance, cultural integration and awareness, and other topics of interest to the international population. In addition, this individual participates in the planning and implementation of programs for international student and scholar success on social, academic, health, career, and other topics to enhance student/scholar success and integration.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide advising, counseling, and immigration services to international students.
Conduct social and educational programs regarding compliance, cultural, and work eligibility issues.
Prepare and process immigration documents. Monitor student immigration status to maintain legal status. Determine eligibility for certain statuses and benefits statuses.
Inform students and departments about immigration statuses related to Washington University-sponsored F, and J student applications, processes and obligations. Respond to internal/external inquiries concerning United States immigration rules and regulations regarding international students and dependents.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree in a relevant field.
Experience living and working in another culture is a significant plus.
Must be US citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the US, to be eligible to serve as a Designated School Official and an Alternate Responsible Officer.
Master’s degree preferred.�
Experience in education or student-related services to include experience working with and interacting with diverse, international, multicultural populations is advantageous.
General familiarity with immigration laws relative to F, and J student visas an asset.
Effective cross-cultural communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to manage multiple priorities at once.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Exhibited understanding of all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to international students from, but not limited to, regulations from the Departments of Homeland Security, and State.
Exhibited experience or ability to:
Prepare and process immigration documents for Washington University-sponsored F-1 and J-1 student statuses to enter the U.S.
Monitor student immigration status to maintain legal status
Determine the necessary documents, compiling and reviewing them and carrying out necessary procedures for USCIS and SEVP for processing immigration documents
Maintain the required files, records and data to document eligibility for these statuses in accordance with federal regulations
The hiring range for this position is $20.77 - $26.46 per hour.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter with your resume.
In the Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS), we strive to meet the unique needs of international students and scholars and to engage that population in the community both on and off campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.