Associate Director, Student Services, International Students And Scholars Office

Boston University Boston , MA 02298

Posted Yesterday

Manage and supervise the immigration processing, advising and related outreach services provided by the International Student Advising team to over 10,000 nonimmigrant international students on both the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus. Provide comprehensive immigration related advice and assistance to Boston University faculty and administrators. Contribute to the development of policies and procedures as well as overall management of the International Students and Scholars Office.

Required Skills

A minimum of Masters degree (or the equivalent) in field directly related to international education administration plus 5-8 years of experience in the field of immigration advising, international student advising or closely related field. Ability to read, understand and interpret complex regulations of numerous federal agencies, and apply those regulations to specific academic, training and employment situations.

Ability to accomplish complex, detailed work in a professional and timely manner, under federally mandated deadlines. Ability to supervise, coach, train and mentor staff. Ability to prioritize and organize own and others workload effectively, and to delegate work.

Exemplary written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate and work effectively with students and scholars from many countries and cultures who have varied abilities in the English language. Ability to coordinate, coach, evaluates, motivate and reprimand professional advisors that helps develop them as professionals, maintains team cohesion, and fosters an efficient and effective office.

Key supervisory skills include listening, empathy, and recognizing strengths and weaknesses in supervisees, and clarity in communicating performance successes and areas needing improvement. Requires the ability to work effectively in a team setting. Essential functions occur simultaneously, therefore, the employee must be able to appropriately handle each essential function, prioritize them and seek assistance when necessary.

These functions need to be performed on a consistent and regular basis, using good judgment. Ability to learn and apply Boston University policies consistently, seeking out guidance when necessary, is required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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