Under general supervision of the Assistant Director for Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS), provide advising to a clearly circumscribed set of issues that can be addressed by a set of standard policies or procedures that are commonly faced by international undergraduate and graduate students.
Represent the university as a Designated School Official (DSO) for F-1 students and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the University's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for students in its obligations to comply with all US immigration and labor regulations governing international students in the United States. Interpret US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of State (DOS) regulations. Communicate directly with representatives of U.S. government agencies domestically and abroad as appropriate.
Participate in planning, development and teaching, including orientation and outreach, and SDPS courses on international student advising.
Maneuver files and materials weighing up to 25 lbs.
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to be in compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of State regulations to function as a DSO and ARO.
Work in busy office environment with high volume of student and scholar contact, matched by a high volume of analytical work.
Work occasional overtime including evenings and weekends to meet operational needs.
Occasional travel to attend out of town conferences that may include overnight stays.
Restricted vacation during peak periods.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Additional information and specifics regarding the policy are available at http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/index.html
Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
Experience working with international students in a university setting.
Skills to exercise independent judgment in a counseling setting when working with students, scholars, spouses, faculty and staff.
Experience organizing and prioritizing competing tasks, while maintaining accurate work and meeting deadlines.
Skills to use a personal computer including programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word, and computer databases used to manage international students, such as fsaATLAS, Sunapsis, or others.
Interpersonal communication and effective listening skills to interact positively and cooperatively with students, parents, faculty, administrators, staff and the general public, including international and multicultural constituencies.
Public speaking skills (including small and large groups) to communicate effectively and to interact positively and cooperatively with students, parents, faculty, administrators, staff and the general public, including international and multicultural constituencies.
Experience using writing, editing and proofreading skills for correspondence, technical information materials, and newsletter articles.
Experience living, studying and/or working abroad.
Conversant in Mandarin Chinese.
Knowledge about a variety of countries and cultures.