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Foreign Student Advisor

Job Description

TITLE: Foreign Student Advisor

JOB CODE: 3062



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 6

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 23,664.00
midpoint 29,142.00
maximum 34,620.00

PURPOSE: To provide highly responsible advisory, disciplinary and administrative skills to guide special program groups. Assist international students with a smooth transition to University life. Responsible for coordinating all phases of special programs connected with foreign student activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for Host Family programs and serves as liaison between sponsors and other administrators. Serves as liaison with various University departments, campus organizations, sponsoring agencies and local and national officials. Validates credentials for legal status. Prepares reports. Sets up lectures and schedules other presentations for special groups. Counsel foreign students concerning academic, financial, social or immigration problems. Assist their adjustment to the University Community. Interface by processing documents for international students with the Immigration Department and State Department as well as the Internal Revenue Services. Plans and makes reservations for out-of-town trips. Performs related duties as required. May accompany groups on trips as sponsor.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from the Director of the International Office. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: General supervision of work flow assignments for clerical staff and may recommend hiring of new staff.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in social science, humanities, education or another area with international emphasis.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: One year of experience working with various foreign student programs. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: General office machines. Interpreting University policies governing the area of responsibility. Working with various groups of students in academic/social situations. May participate in various field trips on campus or to other sections of the city. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code. Knowledge of current immigration visa regulations. Ability to interact with personnel with diverse cultural backgrounds. Knowledge of visa requirements and restrictions. Ability to complete and properly file immigration forms. Ability to work independently with little supervision and instructions. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interact with federal and state agencies to assist foreign nationals with visa options and/or restrictions prior to employment. Possess knowledge of immigration and tax related matters with regard to international students and scholars.