International Scholar Coordinator

at Loyola University Chicago
Published July 29, 2022
Location Chicago, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Loyola requires (https://www.luc.edu/coronavirus/#recent_changes) all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID-19 vaccinated (https://www.luc.edu/healthsafetyandwellbeing/covid-19inforesources/vaccineinformation/index.shtml) along with receiving the COVID-19 Booster vaccine when eligible. An exemption (https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/hr/2021/Vaccination%20Exemption%20Form.pdf) for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

If you are invited for an on-campus interview, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test results no more than 48 hours prior to arriving on campus. PCR or rapid antigen test results are acceptable.

Position Details

Position Details

Job Title International Scholar Coordinator

Position Number 8102329

Job Category University Staff

Job Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Department Name GLOBAL & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Location Code GLOBAL & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No

Duties and Responsibilities

The International Scholar Coordinator is a full-time, professional position within the Office of International Programs. The coordinator performs a variety of duties in direct support of international faculty, staff and scholars across Loyola University Chicagos three Chicagoland campuses. This individual will be expected to be available to international faculty and staff at all campuses, primarily by video, phone and e-mail, but also in person. While this position will be based at either the downtown Chicago campus or the lakeshore campus in Rogers Park, occasional visits to the Health Sciences Division (Maywood) campus will be required. As a staff member in a high traffic, multi-function office, this position also involves support of new initiatives and additional responsibilities as assigned. For more information on Loyolas Office of International Programs, please go to www.luc.edu/oip/

Essential Job Functions:

Immigration and Advising: Provides immigration support to all J-1 scholars (Exchange Visitor), O-1 (Extraordinary Ability), TN (Canadian or Mexican National), and H1-B (temporary worker) visa holders. Serves as Alternate Responsible Officer ( ARO ) of the Universitys J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, including the preparation of Forms DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility) and all related J-1 advising. Serves as Designated School Official ( DSO ) for F-1 Students. Acts as the coordinator for H-1B, O-1, and TN petitions on behalf of Loyola University Chicago as well as petitions on behalf of Loyola University Medical Center for clinical faculty; files all petitions and extensions through designated attorney.

Coordination and Communication: Serves as a liaison between the Office of International Programs, the designated University attorney, Loyola host departments, international faculty and staff, and other external constituents. Provides initial support for visa sponsorship requests; assists with departmental needs and questions related to immigration and sponsorship; collaborates with international faculty/staff and University attorney in preparing immigration petitions.

Administration: Ensures compliance with all applicable federal laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to international students, faculty, and staff. Ensures proper compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System ( SEVIS ); assists in the preparation of reports including statistical data on international faculty, staff and scholars, audits, and on-site reviews as required; provides expertise and back up support as needed to the Office of International Programs.

Programming: Assists in the creation and implementation of programming for international students, scholars, staff and faculty, including orientation, cross-cultural adaptation, themed workshops, International Education Week events, and other activities. Collaborates with colleagues across campuses to provide services and advocacy for international students, faculty, staff and scholars.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Bachelors degree in related field and at least two to three years of related experience required. Additional Education or Experience may be required by department program.

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency is required, as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State.

  • Bachelors Degree with one to two years of related experience. Ability to understand and interpret complex principles and regulations related to J-1, H-1B, O and TN visas. Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity; history of working with multi-cultural populations. Excellent problem solving, organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to prioritize competing deadlines. Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to contribute to the completion of a broader and more complex organization or program projects and goals. Ability to analyze and address problems using reasoning and the interpretation and application of theories and principles to develop and recommend alternatives and best course actions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree. Experience working with J, H1B, O and/or TN visas. Experience working with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS ) regulations governing non-immigrant students and/or foreign workers. Should have tact and diplomacy; be flexible and professional at all times with sound judgement, discretion, and humor. Experience working in a higher education setting. Basic knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies and procedures. Experience working with international students, faculty and/or staff. Experience living, studying or working overseas.

    Certificates/Credentials/Licenses

U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency is required for authorization by the Department of Homeland Security as a Designated School Official ( DSO ) and by the Department of State as an Alternate Responsible Officer ( ARO ).

Computer Skills

Overall strong computer skills and the ability to learn position-specific student information systems (e.g. SEVIS , Peoplesoft, etc.). Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.

Supervisory Responsibilities No

Required operation of university owned vehicles No

Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No

Physical Demands None

Working Conditions None

Open Date 01/04/2022

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

COVID -19 Vaccination Requirement

Loyola requires (https://www.luc.edu/coronavirus/#recent_changes) all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID -19 vaccinated (https://www.luc.edu/healthsafetyandwellbeing/covid-19inforesources/vaccineinformation/index.shtml) along with receiving the COVID -19 Booster vaccine when eligible. An exemption (https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/hr/2021/Vaccination%20Exemption%20Form.pdf) for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

If you are invited for an on-campus interview, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID -19 test results no more than 48 hours prior to arriving on campus. PCR or rapid antigen test results are acceptable.

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