STUDENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST SR #00029075

Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science & Technology


Hiring Department

International Affairs

Application Deadline

Open until filled with review of applications beginning March 30, 2022

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time/Benefit Eligible

Salary

$16.92 - $23.00/hour

Job Description

Basic Function & Responsibilities:

Designated school official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO): Responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, and integrity of the Department of Homeland Security Immigration documents issued to prospective and current international students and scholars and advising students and scholars on maintaining their nonimmigrant status.

Job Functions

Immigration Responsibilities:
  • Assist and advise prospective and current students, scholars, and the campus community on obtaining and maintaining F-1 student visa status and J-1 exchange visitor visa status. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, enrollment, and meeting requirements to maintain status.
  • Process documents and manage records within the SEVIS database (government system).
  • Stay abreast of US federal regulations affected international students and scholars.
  • Keep students and scholars apprised of current immigration regulations, requirements, and cross-cultural issues.
  • Provide advocacy for international students/scholars on the campus and in community forums. Assist in the internationalization of the university and community.
  • Assist in programming to integrate international students/scholars in campus and community life.
  • Provide backup for other advisors in the event of absence.
Faculty interface:
  • Coordinate and interface with faculty regarding international student/scholar issues such as reduced enrollment, completion of a degree program, extension of a degree program, departmental FTE and other funding awards.
  • Provide accurate and professional level immigration advice to academic advisors regarding their international students'/scholars' visa status.
Administration:
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new programs and processes as needed.
Office representation:
  • Represent the Office of International Affairs in various committees and meetings which impact international students/scholars.
  • Represent the Office of International Affairs at student group meetings and events.
Additional responsibilities:
  • Required support for student programs and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervision Received: SEVIS Manager

NOTE: Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and pass a mandatory background check to meet federal requirements for Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO).

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with implementing rules and regulations.
  • Program planning experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.
Comments

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim's educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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Posted: 06/24/2022