The primary purpose of this position is to provide ensure smooth integration of international students. Goals: - Promote intercultural awareness and an understanding of US academic and campus life - Increase interaction between American and International students - Responsible to remain updated with the changing immigration requirement or federal requirements.
Performance evaluation is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. The performance evaluation is conducted through the performance evaluation system and in accordance with the University Policies & Procedures
Bachelor’s degree in international studies, student affairs, languages or other related discipline and at least one year related experience which can include graduate assistantships, internships, and the equivalent part time. Strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent internet and Microsoft Office skills.
Master’s degree. Three years experience in higher education institution. Experience with international students. Working knowledge of Banner. Experience coordinating events and/or workshops.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Percentage of time spent in this function: International Student Health Insurance management 50%
Responsible for daily billing of charges and credits for services to student accounts in the University Financial system. Manages the administrative functions of the Foreign Student Insurance program. Posts insurance premium charges to individual student accounts each semester for F1/J1 students.
Approves or denies Waiver Request Forms and alternative insurance submissions after review for compliance with Federal regulations for F1/J1 visa students. Processes credits to Student Accounts for insurance premium charges when waivers are accepted; Notifies students if Wavier Requests are denied. Consults with International Students concerning their Waiver Request Forms and insurance coverage.
Percentage of time spent in this function: 20%
Encourages and facilitates opportunities for increased student interaction between American and international students though ICE and the Graduate assistants. Coordinates all student events including coffee hours and international education week. Creates and coordinates international buddy program including recruiting, training and supervision of students participating in the program. Plans and collaborates with ICE to provide to organize off campus trips to various events. Revamps the host family program to connect international students with local American families.
Percentage of time spent in this function: New student support services 25%
Plans and implements International Student Orientation program each term including preparing pre-arrival information for the website and presenting orientations sessions and activities. Provides extended orientation program to give students the tools to success at WSU. Collects data on student satisfaction with various services on campus including pre-departure and new student surveys. Supervises airport pickups and check-in done by Graduate Assistants. Coordinates housing for all international students.
Percentage of time spent in this functions: 5%
Assists Director of International Student Support and Programs and UCIE management as needed
Occasional evening or weekend hours.
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