This position serves as a SEVIS Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Office (ARO). The primary function is to issue, track, update, report, and maintain immigration records under the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) and advise international students and exchange visitors on topics related to their immigration status. Must be able to interpret and follow Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) rules and regulations. Coordinates SLU International Host Family Program and assists in development and implementation of international student orientation programs with over site of International Ambassadors.
Serves a SEVIS Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for international students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. Interprets, processes and signs US Department of Homeland Security and US Department of State forms for school transfers, registration, change of status, reinstatement, program extension, employment, practical training, travel, re-entry, and other immigration issues
Provides active case management to an assigned caseload of students
Updates information and tracking of students and exchange visitors through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) required database SEVIS
Updates and records information in Salesforce and Terra Dotta systems
Provides immigration and compliance information to international students
Follows-up on SEVIS alerts to ensure that SEVIS records forstudents and exchange visitors are updated. Initiates and maintains communication with the SEVIS Help Desk to resolve any issues that impact SEVIS records
Provides direct cultural intervention for students at risk or struggling to maintain personal or academic success at the University
Provides cultural advising to students
Serves as a liaison and supplemental support for campus resources
Collaborates with campus departments and local community organizations on issues and programs pertinent to international populations
Oversees development and coordination of Host Family and Friends program
Creates application, matches host/students
Develops training/expectation manual for Host Families/Students
Plans and executes other OIS-sponsored events and activities in coordination with student government and organizations
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Bachelors degree; supplemented with two (2) years of related work experience. Fluency in English and a secondary language fluency preferred. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
â‹Experience with immigration, SEVIS, and Terra Dotta required.
Familiarity and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse international student population
Event management skills Knowledge of US immigration and visa regulations Effective verbal and written communication skills Analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to interpret instructions
Ability to organize time, projects, and detailsÂ
Ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy and timeliness in a fast-paced environmentÂ
Ability to relate/interact with diverse student populations, institutionalÂ personnel, and the publicÂ
Written and verbal communication skills Ability to adapt toÂ workÂ environment changes,Â and relate to diverse population. Ability to assess situationÂ and exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significanceÂ Ability to operate personal computer and various software programs
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.