Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-29
The University of Virginia seeks an International Student &
Scholar Advisor to support the International Studies Office. The
International Studies Office is a University-wide resource
dedicated to providing the expertise and infrastructure necessary
to bring international students and scholars to UVA and to
facilitate education abroad opportunities for all UVA students. The
International Student & Scholar Advisor reports to the Director of
the International Studies Office (ISO) and works in close
collaboration with a team of International Student and Scholar
Advisors in support of UVA's foreign national undergraduate,
graduate and professional students and the University's J-1
Providing advice and counsel on all issues of importance and
concern to international students and scholars, and sharing
responsibilities for generating foreign student and scholar data
reports from the Student & Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS)
real-time interface, and the University's student information
system of record to ensure compliance with Federal and Commonwealth
standards and to maintain data integrity.
It is expected that as a team member, the Advisor will help to
provide a safe and culturally sensitive environment for students
and their dependents to receive counsel relating to personal,
academic and immigration issues.
The Advisor is one of the principal liaisons between the
University and the Federal Government and will serve as a
Designated School Official (DSO) and as the Responsible Officer for
the University’s J program (RO), once qualified.
The Advisor as RO will Manage incoming exchange programs
The Advisor as RO will provide advice and support to departments
seeking to sponsor visiting scholars and be the lead resource for
the University’s J-1 program
Bachelor's degree with at least four years of student advising
or program coordination experience, or an Advanced degree in
relevant subject matter.
U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence as required by
federal regulations to become a DSO and RO
Progressively responsible experience in higher education in
international student and scholar support services, including visa
and immigration services as DSO and ARO/RO
Ability to provide strategic planning and leadership
Familiarity with Terra Dotta, , Sunapsis, or PeopleSoft.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of best practices in international higher education
and providing services to international students and scholars
This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt
level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position
and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and
performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 - $55,000
commensurate with education and experience. The University will
perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
This position will also require insert any additional checks. For
questions about the position or the application process, please
contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at
How to Apply:
Applications that do not contain all of the required documents
will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple
documents can be uploaded in the box.
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday,
and search for R0019499. Complete an application online and attach
a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three
references (name, email address, telephone number, and
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your
Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for R0019499.
Complete an application online and attach a cover letter,
CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name,
email address, telephone number, and address).
The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System
which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and
Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences
Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our
faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing
itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.
We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or
expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political
affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual
orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic