College of the Atlantic is seeking a full-time staff person whose primary role is to advise and support a significant population of international college students. College of the Atlantic is a small, private, mission-driven institution with a focus in human ecology. Approximately 25% of our students come from countries other than the United States and are studying here in F-1 status.
The Coordinator of International Student Services needs to have well-developed interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated capacity to work with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Given that this is a one-person office (operating within the Student Life Team), the successful candidate must possess the ability to work independently and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a high attention to detail. Direct experience with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and/or immigration regulations pertaining to F-1 status is required. Previous experience with college students and personal experience living/working in an international context are strongly preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required. Preference will be given to candidates with significant experience in international education. As required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, applicants must be either citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
Responsibilities include: implementing programs to help students transition to and from the United States and College of the Atlantic; serving as liaison to the Davis United World College Scholars Program; functioning as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS); developing procedures for institutional compliance with federal immigration regulations and those for student maintenance of F-1 status; advising students with various issues; and other responsibilities as assigned. Some evening and weekend work is required including some shared on-call responsibility. This position reports to the Dean of Student Life. The successful candidate will ideally begin as soon as possible but the timeline is flexible.
A complete job description can be found at https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/ Applicants should send resume, cover letter, and names of three (3) references to Ingrid Hill, Student Life Operations Manager, at [email protected] . Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately. College of the Atlantic is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity on its staff, faculty, student body, and other stakeholders. We actively seek the candidacy of all identities, ethnicities, experiences, orientations, and communities.
Founded in 1969, College of the Atlantic was the first college in the United States to focus on the
relationship between humans and the environment. COA enriches the liberal arts tradition
through a distinctive educational philosophy—human ecology. A human ecological perspective
integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and from personal experience to
investigate—and ultimately improve—the relationships between human beings and our social
and natural communities. The human ecological perspective guides all aspects of education,
research, activism, and interactions among the college’s students, faculty, staff, and trustees.
The faculty, students, trustees, staff, and alumnx of College of the Atlantic envision a world
where people value creativity, intellectual achievement, and the diversity of nature and human
cultures. With respect and compassion, individuals will construct meaningful lives for
themselves, gain appreciation for the relationships among all forms of life, and safeguard the
heritage of future generations. Our 350 students, 35 faculty, and 75 staff members share COA’s original
focus on engaged learning and community, and more than ever we belie...ve that an interdisciplinary, human
ecological perspective is critical to addressing the world’s most pressing problems.