International Student Advisor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 113300 - International Education
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The International Student Advisor advises the international student segment of the University's population through immigration document issuance and counseling and assists with transitional needs to the University.

Salary Grade:  13

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

International Institute

Area of Specialization:

International Institute

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Advises international students on general immigration and service matters including pre-arrival, arrival, and campus adjustment needs. Assists students with on campus services by serving as a departmental liaison. Communicates with faculty and staff regarding international student services.
2. Serves as a liaison with U.S. government and foreign governmental agencies for visiting international student programs.
3. Assists departmental unit in invoicing and day-to-day business operations.
4. Stays abreast of immigration laws relating to various visa types.
5. Maintains, updates, and reviews records in a database to ensure eligibility status of current and future students.
6. Assists with planning and coordinating orientation, arrival transportation, and additional needs of the University during initial transition.
7. Serves as point of contact for inquiries from international students via phone, email, or in-person.
8. Communicates and reviews documents needed for issuing immigration documents.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with focus on Counseling Education, Business, or related
field with 2 years experience related to the above described duties.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
2. Strong attention to detail.
3. Experience working with individuals from diverse cultures, languages, and
ethnic backgrounds.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
2. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
3. No or very limited physical effort required.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Submit Resume, Cover Letter, and Copy of Transcript

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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