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University of Rochester International Academic Counselor - 233614 in Rochester, New York

International Academic Counselor Job ID 233614

Location The College Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Dean's Office Col-Advising

Schedule

8:30 AM-5 PM

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Provides comprehensive advising to undergraduate students in the College Center for Advising Services; advises students on academic matters including program planning, goal setting, academic progress, policies and procedures; refers students to faculty and other offices for specialized help. Provides specialized advising and programming for international and undocumented students.

Specific Responsibilities:

Under direction of Assistant Dean of International Student Affairs in the College, with latitude for independent judgment:

General Academic Advising

  • Provide direct assistance to undergraduate students seeking advice about program planning, academic resources, special academic opportunities, rules and policies, graduation requirements.

  • Provide support to students in academic difficulty. Serve as a primary resource for students placed on academic probation.

  • Responsible for advising a caseload of students from enrollment through graduation.

  • Manage or contribute to programs and initiatives that provide student support.

International Student Advising

  • Guide international students through immigration parameters and College policies to achieve personal and professional goals.

  • Collect, evaluate and process appropriate forms to maintain F-1 student visa status in collaboration with the International Services Office.

  • May teach or co-teach a transition course for international students studying in the U.S. for the first time.

Undocumented Student Advising, Support and Outreach

  • Plan and implement undocumented student support initiatives such as orientation, social events, retention interventions and 1:1 counseling.

  • Serve as a resource for campus community on current events, resources and challenges facing undocumented and mixed status family students.

  • Coordinate and deliver trainings for campus community.

Requirements:

Strong cross-cultural communication skills and cultural sensitivity. Familiarity with F-1 and DACA student immigration regulations. Excellent organization, time-management, writing skills and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with students from diverse backgrounds. This job also requires strong problem-solving skills, a desire to coach and advocate for international and undocumented students and a passion for assisting students as they formulate their educational and personal goals. Desirable skills include familiarity with Macintosh computer applications and FileMaker Pro. Bachelors’ degree with a minimum of two years related experience in student services is required. Master’s degree and additional language fluency preferred. Flexible work options available to be discussed.

How To Apply

Resume and Cover Letter are both REQUIRED

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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