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International Student Advisor III

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27510092 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $54,200 - $73,700

Position Information

Provides immigration advising and support services to promote the success, wellness, and academic goals of international students, dependents, and graduated students pursing Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Academic Training. Serves as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), independently providing expert immigration and regulatory advising to international students. Can serve as lead Career Empowerment Coordinator or as lead Coordinator for SEVIS registration. Actively advises faculty and staff across campus by providing in-depth guidance on matters relevant to international students. In collaboration with the ISS team, designs and delivers professional intercultural and support programs that facilitate the educational, professional, and personal success of international students at UCR. Contributes to outreach and campus training that provides faculty, staff, and students with the resources and skills needed to effectively contribute to an increasingly international campus.

The budgeted annual salary maximum for this position is $58,415.00.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required


Condition Requirement
Completion of National Association of International Student Advisors (NAFSA) F-1 and J-1 foundation workshops. Preferred
Must successfully complete a background check through the University's background check agency prior to your start date, and a fingerprint check through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigations. Required


Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience as a Designated School Official and/or Alternate Responsible Officer. Required
Experience working with international students and demonstrated knowledge of their adjustment and support needs. Required
Experience developing, facilitating, and evaluating support programs, intercultural training, and/or Orientation programs for international students. Required
Experience using International Student and Scholar Management (ISSM) or other similar databases. Preferred
Experience living, working, and/or studying abroad. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as required by federal regulations in order to serve as a Designated School Official (DS) and/or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). Required
In addition to University required background checks, federal government mandated background checks may occasionally be required of the hired candidate. Required
Occasional evening and weekend work. Required
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required
Travel Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required

Minimum Requirements

Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance.
Interpersonal skills.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of SEVIS reporting requirements, as well as federal immigration laws and regulations pertaining to international students in F and J status. Demonstrated ability to research, comprehend, analyze, and apply immigration regulations.
Strong computer and database management skills.
Demonstrated experience and skills working with technology and computer information systems
Experience in intercultural communications and cross-cultural relations, particularly related to advising students and interacting with faculty and staff.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning; ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of complex U.S. visa and immigration procedures, compliance issues, and employment eligibility/authorization for international students and scholars.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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