COORDINATOR OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
College of the Atlantic is seeking a full-time staff person whose primary role is to advise and support a significant population of international college students. College of the Atlantic is a small, private, mission-driven institution with a focus in human ecology. More than 18% of our students come from countries other than the United States and are studying here in F-1 status.
The Coordinator of International Student Services needs to have well-developed interpersonal communication skills, strong organizational ability, and a demonstrated capacity to work with individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Given that this is a one-person office (operating within the Student Life Team), the successful candidate must possess the ability to work independently and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a high attention to detail.
Direct experience with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and/or immigration regulations pertaining to F-1 status is preferred although not required. Previous experience with college students and personal experience living/working in an international context are also valued. Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. Degree focus is open but preference will be given to candidates with significant experience in international education. As required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, applicants must be either citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
Responsibilities include: helping students orient and integrate into COA and the local community, serving as liaison to the Davis United World College Scholars Program, implementing programs to assist international students with all aspects of transitions to and from COA, functioning as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for SEVIS, maintaining and processing international student documentation as required by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), developing institutional procedures for institutional compliance with federal immigration regulations and those for student maintenance of F-1 status, serving as a member of various campus committees, assisting students with travel, visa and tax-related issues, coordinating the Community Connections Program and other responsibilities as assigned. Some evening and weekend work is required including shared on-call responsibility for the Student Life Emergency phone. This position reports to the Dean of Student Life. The successful candidate will ideally begin mid-summer.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to the following:
CISS Search Committee
c/o Lauren Rupp, Coordinator of Wellness and Campus Engagement
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Or to firstname.lastname@example.org
College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who would enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.