Specialist, International Student Admissions And Enrollment

Tyler Junior College Tyler , TX 75701

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Title: Specialist, International Student Admissions and Enrollment

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description:
The International Student Specialist manages the application and admission processes supporting international student enrollment. Additionally, they function as the College's Designated School Official with the Department of Homeland Security; provide ongoing education to and monitoring of current international students; apply federal regulations pertaining to reporting of international students; and handle all admission related immigration issues for current and applicant students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES

Prospective Students

  • Review and determine eligibility of applied international students.

  • Communicate next steps, needed documents and admission decisions with applicants in a timely manner.

  • Process F-1 applications and documents necessary to maintain F-1 status.

  • Maintain and manage admissions information in the Banner student system.

  • Collaborate with stakeholder departments and outside agencies regarding prospective student issues related to admissions.

  • Monitors compliance with government regulations ensuring a high standard of cooperation between FERPA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations with respect to admissions practices.

Current Students

  • Manage and conduct required semester orientations for all incoming students on topics related to maintenance of lawful status, college resources, and academic issues.

  • Advise international students on maintaining lawful status regarding regulations, policies and procedures to avoid severe consequences for non-compliance.

  • Monitor academic and graduation progress of international students.

SEVP/SEVIS (Student & Exchange Visitor Program/ Student & Exchange Visitor Information System) Reporting

  • Serves as Designated School Official (DSO) on record with the DHS and is responsible for carrying out federally mandated regulations on behalf of the College.

  • Provide functional support for international students including, but not limited to, SEVIS record maintenance and federally-mandated registration and reporting for each term.

  • Responsible for on-going data maintenance and integrity in SEVIS systems.

Other Expectations

  • Must exhibit a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.

  • May have contact in person, by email, or by phone with staff, students, and the general public.

  • Works collaboratively with other departments, faculty and staff.

  • Maintains records of currently enrolled international students and insures data in all applicable systems is accurate through routine monitoring.

  • Manages confidential paper and electronic files in accordance with the College, FERPA, USCIS, DHS and DOS regulations.

  • Initiates and answers inquiries through phone, print and electronic mediums with applicants and current students.

  • Assists with Admissions related events.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

  • May work evenings, weekends and holidays/breaks as business needs dictate.

COMPETENCIES

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of F-1 Visa regulations and SEVIS preferred.

  • Knowledge of FERPA and higher education regulations preferred.

  • Demonstrate excellent writing, communication and presentation skills to groups of all sizes.

  • Must be able to work independently, respect confidentiality, possess a collaborative mindset, demonstrate initiative and abilities to problem solve and/or negotiate solutions, and maintain courtesy in dealing with students and constituents.

  • Detail-oriented work style with focus on accuracy, ability to research and analyze information - including government documents and regulations, and ability to execute procedures/processes.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education

Bachelor's degree required.

Required Experience
3-5 years as Designated School Official (DSO) experience required.

Preferred Experience

  • At least three years' experience in a comparable position desired, especially as it relates to higher education institutions and processing international students.

  • Experience with Ellucian Banner and Cognos preferred.

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