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Director of International Scholar Success

Company: Rocky Vista University
Location: Parker
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Rocky Vista UniversityRocky Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Rocky Vista University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Location: US-CO-ParkerCategory: AdmissionsType: Full-TimeLocation, Job Title, BenefitsRocky Vista University Health Clinic in Parker, CO has an opening for aDirector of International Scholar Success (Full-Time)To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.SALARY:$69,200 - $89,900+ per year, the posted salary range represents the minimum to the midpoint within RVU's compensation plan. RVU's full compensation structure provides a minimum to a maximum range. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.BENEFITS:RVU offers a full benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance, along with 2 weeks accrued paid vacation days per year, 12 accrued sick days per year, personal days, 13 paid holidays and 401(K) match up to 7% based on employee's contribution. A hybrid work model with remote flexibility is also available for eligible positions.Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: We are Rocky Vista University (RVU), a diverse, equitable, and inclusive healthcare education university that recognizes, values, and respects the commonalities and differences reflected in our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We strive to be compassionate healthcare educators and practitioners who embrace and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. RVU is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.Primary PurposeThe Director of International Scholar Success serves to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for International Scholars at RVU. The Position is responsible for the recruitment of International Scholars, ensuring a smooth transition during the admissions process, planning pre-orientation and assisting with orientation, providing support during their RVU education and ongoing assistance during residency as needed.Essential Job Functions

  • Serves as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) for all RVU campuses/programs.
  • Manages and supervises the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) database. Ensures that the system is current and accurate; responds to requests for information and assistance as needed.
  • Ensures that information pertaining to International Students on the RVU Website is current; collects and evaluates all necessary paperwork in a timely and accurate manner to ensure a seamless matriculation. Works closely with the Designated School Official (DSO) to ensure accurate data entry into SEVIS.
  • Assists admitted students to successfully navigate post-admissions process regarding financial matters, submitting 1-20 and other VISA documentation and requests as needed.
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Admissions on International Student Recruitment Strategies.
  • Collaborates across campus through committees and assists students who may be experiencing academic or personal difficulty.
  • Tracks international student records, onboarding progress using reports, dashboards, and data analysis to ensure continuous quality improvement. Creates reports regarding student admission yields, attrition rates, etc.
  • Creates and facilitates pre-orientation programs for International Students to acclimate them to the university and larger community. Assists Student Affairs with orientation.
  • Possess and maintains an understanding of current trends in International Student Affairs and Current immigration policies, issues and procedures; updates the University's senior leadership regarding International Student trends.
  • Works with Student Affairs and the Office of DE&I to create campus-wide programming and events to increase awareness of cultures represented by the International Student Body.
  • Serves as University Liaison with all Federal, State, and Local government agencies regarding International Student Matters; develops working relationships with immigration officials and other stakeholders to further the University's goals and objectives.
  • Meets in-person or virtually with International Students on a regular basis to provide guidance and advice on their F-1 Status, work eligibility, Optional Practical Training (OPT), travel documentation process and other related matters. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Knowledge of the SEVIS documentation and reporting system.
    • Must be a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States to serve as a PDSO, as required by the United States Department of Homeland Security .
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and in the use of Zoom technology.
    • Must be willing and available to be contacted during off hours; must be available to work on nights or weekends as may be requested.
    • Ability to manage sensitive and challenging issues and maintain confidentiality.
    • Communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members.
    • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and efforts to embed it into the university culture.
    • Ability to interact collaboratively and professionally with diverse groups and constituencies throughout the University.
    • Strong commitment to RVU's mission and to its students, faculty and staff.
    • Bilingual candidates prefered Minimum Qualifications
      • Bachelor's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Education, International Relations, Counseling or related field.
      • Minimum of 2+ years relevant experience as a PDSO or DSO Preferred Qualifications
        • Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Education, International Relations, Counseling or related field.
        • 3+ years experience working in an advisor/advocate role with international students, preferably in a postsecondary institution leading to an understanding of current trends in international student retention, advising, and higher education. Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021. Appropriate exemptions may be considered, and individual state laws may apply.Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the University.
          • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
            • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
              • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels;
                • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
                  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
                    • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.careers@rvu.eduPlease see job descriptionPI201783212

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