International Services Coordinator
Job Details
Fort Wayne Campus - Fort Wayne, IN
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Indiana Tech is a thriving, independent, teaching-oriented institution with a focus on career/professional programs in business, engineering, information technology and computer science, criminal justice, life sciences, human services and many other concentrations. Indiana Tech enrolls approximately 1,600 students in its traditional programs on its main campus and nearly 6,000 students in its College of Professional Studies programs at 17 regional locations and online. Degrees are offered at the associate, bachelor’s, masters and doctoral levels. Over 48% of our students are either globally or domestically diverse; this contributes to our unique vibrant and inclusive campus community. Indiana Tech’s picturesque main campus is located on 45 acres near downtown Fort Wayne. All academic programs are designed to provide students with relevant and practical experiences, including an emphasis on internships. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

 

Indiana Institute of Technology embraces diversity and equal opportunity intentionally. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success with respect to educating our students to become global citizens. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Indiana Tech has big plans for its future. Learn more at Indiana Tech Strategic Plan.

 

General Summary

The International Services Coordinator is responsible for facilitating/maintaining compliance records for enrolled international students. The incumbent would be responsible for advising current international students about immigration regulations and work with Academic Advisors and the Registrar’s office to make sure students are compliant on their academic standing to maintain their immigration records.  The incumbent will be facilitating co-curricular multicultural programing that raises awareness of global issues by intentionally connecting students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a DSO’s (Designated School Official) for Indiana Tech
  • Advise and assist current international students to maintain their F1 immigration status
  • Direct and assist international students with the connection to appropriate campus offices
  • Monitor, report, and submit required information and documentation to federal governmental agencies via SEVIS for currently enrolled international students (Day, CPS, Undergrad, & Grad)
  • Develop co-curricular multicultural programming events on campus that raise awareness of global issues and celebrates cultural diversity
  • Collaborate and work with International Admissions team on the development and implementation of orientation programs for new international students arriving to Indiana Tech each semester
  • Assist International Admissions Counselors with processing of admissions documents as needed
  • Partner with Diversity & Inclusion and Student Life staff and organizations in developing co-curricular multicultural awareness programing
  • Represent the International Admissions office during campus visit days and New Student Orientation
  • Stay up to date on current research and trends related to international student services  
  • Advocate for students from diverse cultural backgrounds on matters related to their academic success and social development
  • Be available to positively represent the University and the International Admissions office at various conferences and events on and off campus
  • Develop relationships in the community to support international students and/or to promote cultural understanding 
  • Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with the University's mission, vision, and core values 
  • Serve on University committees as assigned 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Must have a general understanding of international education systems
  • Strong communication skills, creativity, the ability to work in a results-oriented group, strong interpersonal skills, in-depth understanding of diverse cultures, and the ability to learn independently
  • Basic knowledge of the F-1 student visa processing preferred
  • Minimum of one year experience with SEVIS as a DSO in international admissions or an international programs office
  • Must have U.S. citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency as per U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidelines for DSO and ARO
  • Must have an interest in building a rapport with prospective and current international student populations at the university
  • Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the needs and concerns of a diverse international population and respectful of different cultures.
  • Must be insurable for driving company vehicles

 

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

A resume and cover letter are required in the application process. For preferential review of materials please apply by April 9, 2021. 

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