Administrative Specialist II - International Student Services
Regular Full-time, Market Range 04
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is a comprehensive, very high research (Carnegie classification) university with approximately 29,000 students, 9500+ faculty and staff, 11 colleges, and 300+ degree programs. There are 1500+ international students and scholars on the UTK campus. The University is located on a 580 acre campus in the city of Knoxville in eastern Tennessee (near the Smoky Mountains). The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. For more information: www.utk.edu
The Center for Global Engagement is comprised of eight units (Asian Engagement, Communications, Programs Abroad, the English Language Institute, the International House, International Student and Scholar Services, and Global Research). For more information: http://cge.utk.edu/
The Administrative Specialist will support international students in navigating immigration processes and coming to the Unites States. The person issues immigration documentation to enable University of Tennessee students to acquire visas and enter the country in student status. This position will also provide support to the Director and other personnel by performing the coordination and administration of tasks for the unit. Duties will include:
Work with admission departments for Undergraduate, Graduate, Law School, and Veterinary Medicine to process immigration documents for incoming students.
Track, collect, record, process and review all documentation required to issue immigration documents including admission records, financial statements, past immigration history records, passports, and family records to ensure compliance with Federal Regulation.
Register as a Designated School Official for the Department of Homeland Security and as an Alternate Responsible Officer for the Department of State in order to sign immigration documents on behalf of the University and update student records in the Federal SEVIS database.
Coordinate SEVIS records updates and processes including transfer in, change of educational level, deferring to a subsequent semester, cancelling of Initial records, termination of Initial records (in consultation with Director) and registration of Initial records.
Work closely with International recruitment and admissions, the English Language Institute and with external departments including athletics, departmental coordinators and specialty programs such as the Executive MBA programs.
Regularly monitor and update information in the SUNAPSIS system as well as University electronic records of international students in Banner, Slate, IRIS, and other informational systems.
Coordinate the international student on-boarding including sign-ups, scheduling, room reservations, and new student materials.
Assist with New International Student Orientation
Assist with centralized administrative duties including occasional reception desk coverage, filing, and other duties.
Internal Number: 218548
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.