UCIS-Office of the Director - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20003035)
The Assistant Director works under the direction and supervision of the Associate Director of the Office of International Services (OIS) and has two overarching responsibilities. The first is to supervise team members and oversee and coordinate all related business processes, technical updates, and internal staff training. The second is to serve as an Immigration Specialist responsible for international student advising. Immigration advising encompasses F and J casework.
Inherent functions include: (1) critically and efficiently managing internal business procedures, policies, and practices related to Student immigration casework and ensuring high professional standards for quality control and compliance are met; (2) serving as primary trainer within that area of specialization and oversight; (3) advising and assisting international students with regard to complex immigration regulations, as well as personal, social, and/or academic concerns; (4) representing OIS and/or functioning as liaison between OIS and other University schools/departments/-divisions, community organizations, and federal agencies (e.g., the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor, etc.); (5) responding to inquiries regarding immigration matters; and (6) serving as Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer with authorization to access the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident in order to be registered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S.
Department of State to carry out the responsibilities of the position. Bachelor's degree required in education, international affairs/education, higher education administration, business administration, public policy, legal studies, or related field. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 2-4 years' experience in international student advising required, preferably involving complex organizational environments, processes, and procedures. Familiarity with the University of Pittsburgh system preferred. Some understanding of scholar- and employee-related advising preferred. Expectation of excellent organizational, technical, and oral/written communication skills, problem-solving and customer service skills. Experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Knowledge and experience working with various immigration casework software programs and student database systems. Foreign language proficiency/fluency helpful. Study and/or work abroad a plus.
Experience Essential to the Position Minimum of 2-4 years experience in the field of international education, preferably in the area of international student and scholar advising on complex immigration matters. Experience working with complex organizational processes and procedures. Excellent oral/written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and customer service skills. Experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Knowledge and experience working with various software programs and student systems/on-line application systems. Foreign language proficiency/fluency helpful. Study and/or work abroad a plus. Bachelors degree required in education, international affairs/education, higher education administration, business administration, public policy, legal studies, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20003035
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.