International Student & Scholar Advisor - Provost Office
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR76314
This position will primarily work with the international scholar population, specifically foreign nationals employed at the university in H-1B or J-1 visa statuses. Carries out activities to provide a successful program for internationals students and scholars at Washington University. Meets the unique needs of the international students and scholars and engages that population in the community both on and off campus. Provide advising, counseling and services to international students, scholars and family members (including, but not limited to, visa status, employment authorization, immigration, cross-cultural, financial, academic and personal issues, etc.). Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to international students and scholars, from, but not limited to, regulations from the Departments of Homeland Security, Labor and State.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Prepares and processes immigration petitions for Washington University-sponsored F-1, J-1 and H-1B statuses, determining the necessary documents, compiling and reviewing them and carrying out necessary procedures for USCIS and SEVP. Monitors student and scholar immigration status to maintain legal status. Ensures proper administration of university and international student/scholar compliance with federal regulations regarding Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Informs students, employees and departments about immigration statuses related to Washington University-sponsored F, J and H applications, processes and obligations. Responds to internal/external inquiries concerning United States immigration rules and regulations regarding international students, scholars, faculty members, and/or dependents. Determines appropriate immigration status for University-sponsored immigration applications.
Provides advising, counseling and immigration services to international students, scholars and dependents regarding immigration, cross-cultural, adjustment, employment, housing, financial, academic, and personal issues and concerns. Refers to appropriate resources. Presents options, assessing how to provide information considering the cultural perspective of the student or scholar. Interprets governmental regulations to assess applicability to situations found at the University. Provides guidance to departments regarding immigration regulations and applications.
Helps create and leads programs appropriate to the international student and scholar population, and their departments, including orientation and training programs about work eligibility, maintenance of status, immigration and visa compliance, cultural integration and awareness, and other topics of interest to the international population. Conducts educational programs and answer questions from participants. Collaborates with colleagues across campus in providing services to international students and scholars.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience living and working in another culture is a significant plus.
Familiarity and/or previous experience working with F, J and H1B visas.
Effective cross-cultural communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Able to manage multiple priorities at once.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Comfortable with ambiguous situations.
Able to explain and provide information and decisions, even if negative.
Able to work well as part of a team.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and two years of experience in international advising or equivalent education and experience.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Per U.S. federal regulations, must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and provide proof of status. Designated School Official within six months of start date.
$48,700.00 - $80,500.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.