13038: International Student Adviser

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International Student Adviser - Archive
Office of International Affairs

Posting: 13038
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-03-05

Closes: March 5, 2013
Salary:  $36,000 - $39,000

The University of Oregon Office of International Affairs invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) International Student Adviser. 

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is composed of a central administrative team, four programmatic units (International Student & Scholar Services; Study Abroad Programs; AHA International, and Mills International Center), one direct-reporting research center (Confucius Institute), and a series of coordinating linkages to a wide range of internationally oriented research, teaching, outreach, and programming units across campus.  International Affairs is charged with coordinating University-wide international strategy and programming, offering programs and services for international students and faculty, and administering study abroad programs and exchanges.

The International Student and Scholar Services section of the OIA is charged with administering programs and services for international students, staff and faculty.  These services include oversight of visa programs; planning and coordinating orientations; advising; integration programming; administering scholarships; coordinating sponsored and exchange programs for international students pursuing studies at the UO; organizing friendship family programs; and advising for students who participate in the Academic English for International Students (AEIS) program.  The University of Oregon currently enrolls over 2,500 international students from 80 countries and annually hosts approximately 250 international faculty and scholars.

This International Student Adviser reports to the Director of the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and is part of a team of advisers, support staff, graduate assistants, volunteers, interns and student employees who assist international students and scholars.  The International Student Advisers work collaboratively to address the varied and numerous matters for which international students and scholars need support.  This position serves as a general adviser in addition to being responsible for specific programming as determined by the Director of ISSS.  Specific duties include advising international students and scholars, provide programming support for international students and/or other duties, serve as designated school official for F visa matters and alternative responsible officer for J visa matters, serve as ISSS liaison on relevant committees in order to formulate and organize international student and scholar programming and maintain database and other software associated with assigned responsibilities. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in International Education, Student Affairs, Public Administration or related field;OR Bachelor’s degree plus graduate level coursework with two years' experience in the field of international education.
  • Demonstrated experience working with students, scholars and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Educational program and activity coordination and management experience.
  • Familiarity with U.S. immigration regulations.
  • Exceptionally strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence, as mandated by federal regulations.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Must be very organized, detail oriented, be a self-starter and have strong time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills in word processing and database management required.
  • Ability to work well on a team as well as individually.
  • Finalists for the position must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International travel, employment, residence or study experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in an academic setting strongly preferred.
  • Experience advising international students and scholars strongly preferred.

Application Procedures:

Please submit the following documents in this order:

  • A cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position
  • A detailed resume or curriculum vitae
  • A completed UO Unclassified Employment Application (short form): ups.uoregon.edu/files/ups/EmplAppShort%20rev.pdf
  • If M.A. has not been obtained, transcripts showing graduate level coursework
  • A list of two references who are able to evaluate your qualifications for this position (please, no letters of recommendation)

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on March 5, 2013.

Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent be sent via email as one single PDF or Word document (in the order noted above) to Cathy Method at intlaffjobs@uoregon.edu.

Paper applications can be sent to:
Cathy Method
Office of International Affairs
University of Oregon
5209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

The UO is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.