The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a City University of New York (CUNY) senior College organized around two academic divisions and three schools, with over 10,000 students. CSI offers a broad range of academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and in several professional areas. The College awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and clinical doctoral degrees, and in collaboration with The CUNY Graduate Center, numerous Ph.D. degrees. CSI's internationally recognized faculty passionately engage in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, lead students through transformational learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is situated on a 204-acre site, has recently incorporated a residential component, and is currently engaging in capital expansion. It is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity and a community partner and source of economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area.
The College's faculty, administration, and staff are committed to educational excellence as they instill in students an enduring love of learning and respect for pluralism and diversity. The College community recognizes its responsibility to strive for the common good, including an informed appreciation for the interdependence of all people, as well as providing students with the opportunities for successful future careers.
The International Student Specialist (ISS) is an integral member of the Office of Recruitment and Admissions team at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. The ISS, under the supervision of the Director of Recruitment and Admissions (or Associate level designee), will coordinate all immigration aspects and provide guidance and support to international students.
In addition/related to the duties outlined in the CUNY Title Overview, the International Student Specialist (ISS):
Serves as the primary Designated School Official (DSO) for undergraduate and graduate students. Gathers, prepares and approves the appropriate documentation required for the issuance of student I-20 and related documents. Advises students of actions necessary to maintain status, obtain benefits, and other related matters. Complies with federal SEVIS reporting and record keeping requirements.
Provides pre-arrival services to students such as: disseminating pre-arrival information to prospective students; issuing immigration documents; issuing required immigration documents and certifications for continuing students; reviewing financial support documentation prior to issuance of immigration documents; and screening visa eligibility of prospective students.
Identifies, interprets, and applies relevant law and government policy within the scope of the institutional and legal roles. This might include, for example, information on: Accompanying family members; Acquiring immigration status; Consequences of failing to maintain status; Eligibility for immigration status; Employment in the United States; Immigration options; Maintaining immigration status; Requesting immigration benefits; and Travel and reentry to the U.S.
Collaborates with Enrollment Services, Student Affairs/Services, and Academic Affairs on: advisement and support related to cross-cultural, academic, and personal adjustment; advising individuals to seek competent legal, educational, health, safety, and financial experts, on and off campus, as needed.
Assist with international student recruitment and onboarding. This includes marketing materials, advertising, communication plans, prospective student engagement, new student orientation and first-year initiatives.
Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.
Preferred qualifications include:
Fluency in a language other than English
Three years??? direct experience in international student advising
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Organizes and administers programs to support the success of international students.
Coordinates international student recruitment and enrollment services
Collects, evaluates, and reports information on a number of international student success factors
Works with campus departments on programs which promote the success of international students
Creates and implements communications strategies, workshops/events, and other special resources to support the international student community
Monitors compliance activities at the campus (e.g., visas, SEVIS and other reports) and stays current on regulations and other developments
Performs related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$52,267 - $79,188
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please visit http://cuny.jobs/ and enter the Job ID# in the ???What??? section field. Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information) as one file.
**Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.
October 8, 2023
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
The College of Staten Island is one of the 11 senior colleges of the 25 colleges and institutions that comprise The City University of New York (CUNY). The three schools and two academic divisions of the College serve more than 13,000 students and offer a broad range of academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and in several professional areas. The College awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, certificates, professional doctorate degrees, and PhD degrees through The CUNY Graduate Center. CSI's internationally-recognized faculty passionately engages in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, provides transformational learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom for the diverse student body. The 204 acre park-like Willowbrook campus incorporates a residential component, and in 2017 the College expanded its institutional footprint and accessibility with the opening of the St. George location in the heart of Staten Island’s economic renaissance on the north shore of the Island. The College is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity, committed to its role as an anchor institution and community partner supporting economic impact and job creation in the greater Staten Island area.