phones, Student Financial Services, and Career Center; responds to general and specific
questions, inquiries, and correspondence from incoming and current international students and
their academic departments in-person, in group settings, and via phone and emails. Acts as a
liaison to assigned schools within the University to inform administrative staff of regulatory and
office policy updates. The incumbent complies with federal SEVIS reporting and record keeping
requirements including address updates; ensures regulatory information is up to date on the
ISSO website; cultivates a professional presence on campus and in the field through local and
national partnerships and associations; and participates in regional and national international
education conferences and meetings.
Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Management, Communications, or Education and/or equivalent experience.
Minimum 2 years relevant immigration regulation, advisement, and compliance experience
or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of F-1 and J-1 student immigration regulations,
and SEVIS; ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds; excellent
organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; strong computer literacy.
Master's degree in cross-cultural communication, counseling, area or cultural studies, foreign
language, international education, or TESOL.
3 years administering and advising federal F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations and
(DSO/ARO) in a higher education setting. Experience teaching/training/presenting. Degree in JD or paralegal
experiences. At least 2 years of experience in interpreting laws, rulings, and regulations.
Fluency in at least one foreign language; experience living abroad;
familiarity with Microsoft Office and Web-based applications. Completion of NAFSA F-1 and J-1
Professional Development Programs.
NB: U.S. government regulations require that Designated School Officials and Alternate Responsible Officers be U.S. citizens or legal Permanent Residents.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512160
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