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Coordinator of International Student Services-Padnos International Center

Apply now Job no: 492630
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Second language proficiency
  • Significant experience overseas
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, faculty and staff.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and to manage multiple priorities.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Experience in higher education
  • Experience working with international students
  • Experience with J-1 and F-1 regulations and the SEVIS system
  • Demonstrated cross cultural communication experience

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Implement and assess international student orientation at the beginning of each semester to help international students adjust culturally, academically, and legally to GVSU and the US.
  • Hire, train, and supervise international student orientation leaders.
  • Create opportunities for the international students to engage and integrate with students, faculty and staff, and our community, including the Fit the Mitt program.
  • Design and implement student to student integration programs, including the existing PEEPS program.
  • Conduct with immigration advising and document processing, serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 program and a Designated School Official (DSO) for the F-1 program.
  • Plan events and connect international students to many of the existing campus programming and support offices.
  • Facilitate participation for international students to connect with cultural aspects happening in the community. 
  • Conduct one-on-one assessments with new international students 30 days after students’ arrival.
  • Educate international students on social, cultural, academic, legal, and financial responsibilities and matters.
  • Advocate for international students across campus, including with campus housing, academic advising, and food services, and referring students to appropriate offices.
  • Enhance, streamline, and implement of international student services, such as OPT, and CPT processing, social security information. 
  • Serve as a member of the International Student Scholarship Selection Committee.
  • Serve as the adviser for the International student organization.
  • Serve as the primary contact for J-1 Sponsored Student Programs, including application for programs, working with program sponsors, advising students, completing assessments.
  • Participate in the International Student and Scholars Services Team and as part of the Padnos International Center Staff.

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

Department/Division:  Padnos International Center

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline Date: August 24, 2017

How To Apply: Apply online at and click “Apply now”.  Please submit a cover letter and resume.  The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, please phone Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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