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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 25, 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 UC-Berkeley. 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.
Responsibilities We are looking for a professional, highly energetic person with interest/related experience in the field. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Student Services, 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 regulationsrelated to all types of nonimmigrant status that can be used by international students at theUniversity, primarily F and J students.
Advises international students and their dependents on a variety of matters related to theirstay at UC-Berkeley including social and cultural adjustment, academic success, and careerplanning.
Analyzes and interprets data for production of visa documents for new and continuingdegree-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 ofthe 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.
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.
Master degree in related field strongly desired and/or equivalent experience
How to Apply 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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.
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