At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 29, 2021
The Berkeley International Office functions to ensure that all visiting international students and scholars have successful academic and personal experiences during their stay at UC Berkeley. We provide advising on matters related to a wide array of federal regulations, academic procedures, personal adjustment, and career development. We also support a wide array of academic units through visa processing for students, scholars, staff, and faculty.
We are looking for a professional, highly energetic person with interest/related experience in the field. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Student Services, this position has responsibility for and assists with federally mandated compliance requirements related to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), including production of visa documents for all new degree seeking students, EAP students and summer session students. The incumbent will provide triage advising to international students, plan and organize workshops and social events, engage in outreach activities to support international student life, and serve as a resource for the campus regarding international students on F and J status.
- Serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to federal programs governing the support of international students
- Advises international students and campus staff about procedures, policies and regulations related to all types of nonimmigrant status that can be used by international students at the University, primarily F and J students
- Advises international students and their dependents on a variety of matters related to their stay at UC Berkeley including social and cultural adjustment, academic success, and career planning
- Analyzes and interprets data for production of visa documents for new and continuing degree-seeking and visiting summer students
- Provides support to the SEVIS Coordinator in maintaining state and federal compliance
- Coordinates and implements events that support the educational, cultural and social needs of the students, including orientation
- Serve as a liaison with other campus units on specific projects and initiatives
- Serve on campus and departmental committees as needed
- Assume other duties as assigned
- Bachelor degree and/or equivalent experience or training
- Knowledge of F/J visa immigration-related laws, and Department of Homeland Security, Department of State regulations and procedures
- Must meet regulatory eligibility to be a DSO/ARO
- Strong computer skills
- Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality
- Strong analytical/problem-solving and organizational skills
- Cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes
- Experience working with international clients
- Master's degree in related field and/or equivalent years experience or training
- Experience working with ISSM (FSA Atlas)
- Experience interacting with SEVIS
- Experience working in a University setting
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $28.74 - $31.13/hour. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time career position
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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