Job Opening: International Programs Advisor, University of Mississippi

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Position Title International Programs Advisor
Job Location Oxford, Mississippi
Education: BA
Deadline: not listed

Job Description
This is a professional position in which the incumbent advises international scholars or students on U.S. laws and regulations relevant to their international status. Incumbent provides technical guidance to the University community on matters relating to visa types, which includes F-1, J-1, J-2, H-1, B1, TN, O-1, and/or permanent residency status. The incumbent provides administrative support; advises scholars and/or students; maintains records and monitors
progress; assists with the coordination of scholar or student services; and makes decisions by exercising discretion and
independent judgment.

Job Responsibilities

• Serves as primary point of contact for all general inquiries from interested international faculty/scholars and advises them of the processes to seek such standing at the University; advises international scholars on U.S. laws and regulations regarding issues relevant to their international status; assists in preparation of documents for visa processes and international scholar/faculty petitions.

• Holds welcome sessions for international scholars/faculty, utilizing a cross-cultural perspective, on all matters related to pre-arrival, arrival, adjustment and integration to the U.S., Mississippi and the campus, including those of dependents; advises on personal finance, banking and taxes in the USA, health insurance, day care and schools, scholarships or employment for dependents, etc. whether in person, by email or other electronic or social media;

• Applies federal immigration regulations, federal and state laws and University policies to ensure international scholars’, faculty, and OIP’s compliance; exercises discretionary judgment on a daily basis and maintains confidentiality;

• Plans, coordinates or executes a variety of cultural and social integration programs;

• Coordinates activities associated with the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program;

• Administers international scholars’ health insurance coverage;

• Serves as support for crises situations that arise with international students and scholars;

• Develops and maintains OIP’s web pages dedicated to resources, services and programs for international scholars, in collaboration with OIP’s Web and Communications Team;

• Advocates on behalf of international students/scholars and international education in general and provides support for the University’s internationalization objectives;

• Assists with OIP goal setting, office planning, overall budgeting, and the coordination and implementation of special projects and initiatives.

• Provides support and assistance for all OIP events, programs and services.

Essential Functions:
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Advises international scholars or students on U.S. laws and regulations regarding issues relevant to their international status.

2. Assists with creation of documents for government processes and petitions.

3. Provides administrative support relating to developing, coordinating, and implementing activities associated with international services programs and special events.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Education, Business or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education.


Minimum one (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related education and related experience may be substituted on a basis set forth by the Department of Human Resources.

Federal regulations require that this SEVIS-authorized position be held by a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

Full listing on the University’s website.


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