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International Student Services Coordinator
Title:International Student Services Coordinator
Department:Division of Student Development and Success
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058 /8 

Salary Range: $50,462.79 - $54,330.44 ($24.26 - $26.12/ hourly)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The incumbent functions as International Student Services Coordinator/Counselor to international students in the Student Development Cluster of the Division of Student Development and Success and works under the direction of the Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works in collaboration with the Admissions application processing staff; communicates with international students as needed to ensure compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regulations in keeping with institutional obligations; advises international students on remaining in status while studying in the United States.
  • Serves in the capacity of Principal Designated School Official (PDSO).
  • Assists the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Recruitment and Admissions with developing the procedures and protocols for the maintenance of complete and accurate student data required for SEVIS, and monitoring through updating students’ SEVIS records to ensure smooth entry or transition into the University.
  • Keeps abreast of Department of Homeland Security policies and procedures, and maintains accurate records.
  • Initiates the transfer in and out of SEVIS records, advises practical training applicants, creates letters to the Social Security Administration and analyzes data on international students demographics;
  • Meets with and advises prospective international students, as well as continuing international students, to assist them with their enrollment challenges be they academic, financial, social or personal.
  • Coordinates international student orientation, on-campus activities to support the social and academic needs of all prospective and continuing international students in their
  • Serves as liaison between UDC, embassies as well as other universities and international organizations as needed to resolve student admissions and enrollment issues;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least two (2) years of direct experience in SEVIS, working with international programs, providing counseling and advising for prospective and continuing international students in a higher education or other similar setting. PDSO experience preferred.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment: 
This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia’s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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