Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator- International Student Success
Location: St. Louis
Internal Number: 492757
Job Summary/Basic Function
At Maryville University, we power dreams, not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education, promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.
The Program Coordinator position reports directly to the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is part of the division of Student Life at Maryville University. Currently, the Diversity and Inclusion staff consists of a Director, three Program Coordinators, and a graduate assistant.
Maintain university compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) by serving as a Designated School Official (DSO)
Process, update, and maintain SEVIS data under the guidelines of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Advise current international students and their dependents, helping them maintain lawful immigration status and abide by all applicable federal and state laws (ie. filing taxes)
Advise and process eligible F-1 authorizations including CPT, OPT, reinstatements, RCLs, COS, medical leave, economic hardship, etc. in accordance with Maryville policies.
Coordinate and plan programming that supports the unique needs of F-1 international students including the development and implementation of retention strategies, new international student orientation program, and leading various workshops.
Establish and maintain professional networks and relationships with local, state, national, and international organizations and governmental agencies
Serve as the primary SACM contact and manage communication and student issues, advocate for students campus-wide, and troubleshoot and address problems and student concerns
Attend activities and events in the St. Louis area.
Evenings and weekends work required as related to programming outcomes for the position
Build and cultivate relationships with campus and St. Louis community partners
Assist with Office of Diversity and Inclusion campus-wide programs
Other Duties as Assigned
Citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Prior experience serving as a Designated School Official (DSO) and immigration advising
Exemplary skills in program development and implementation
Demonstrated commitment to ethnic and cultural diversity
Experience in event planning and/or student organization advising
Possess a collaborative approach to working with students, faculty and staff
Current driver's license and ability to obtain certification to drive University vans
Master's degree in student development or related field
2 years of student affairs higher education experience (internship and practicum experience is acceptable)
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.