International and Veteran Student Coordinator

Job Title: International and Veteran Student Coordinator
Position Number: FT-PROF-INTERADM-11022020
Departments: Enrollment Management
Reports To: Director of International Student Services
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

Responsible for guiding international and veteran students through the admissions and enrollment process and then advising students throughout their tenure at the University. Advise international and veteran students on federal regulations and ensure the University follows required protocols. Act as liaison between international and veteran students and university departments. Fulfill supplemental responsibilities to meet recruitment and retention goals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Advise international students, prospective and continuing, on complex immigration regulations, including school transfers, reinstatements, employment authorization, and change of status, keeping detailed records of all processes
  • Advise veteran students, prospective and continuing, on federal regulations and university policy, including the yellow ribbon program and regulations affecting veteran education programs, keeping detailed records of all processes
  • Meet with international and veteran student applicants to provide information about admissions and guidance throughout the admissions process
  • Coordinate and develop handouts, workshops, email correspondence, web information, and other materials to effectively communicate information to students
  • Provide excellent customer service to both incoming and current international and veteran students
  • Attend recruiting events and information sessions as necessary to education potential international and veteran students regarding HBU and the admissions process
  • Collect immigration documents from applicants and issue initial attendance I-20s for new F-1 students, along with necessary visa information and guidance, as well as coordinate all admissions processes for international students
  • Assist in planning and implementing orientation programs for new international and veteran students, including the preparation of pre-arrival information, check-in, orientation sessions and programs to assist students in their ongoing adjustment to the University and to the U.S.
  • Counsel and assist enrolled international and veteran students on matters related to university life and the U.S. study experience, including finances, transportation, employment, health insurance, adjustment to the campus, and maintenance of student status
  • Advise appropriate student organizations and plan, promote and conduct student programs and activities involving international and veteran students
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on immigration regulations and veterans’ benefits

Qualifications

  • A four-year college or university degree (Bachelor’s Degree) is required
  • 2-4 years of previous experience with non-immigrant visas and/or veterans affairs is preferred
  • Experience with social media preferred

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to self-start and self-initiate projects, while also being effective in working in a collaborative fashion
  • Excellent verbal and written cross-cultural communication skills with documented experience in public speaking and delivering presentations
  • Ability to operate office equipment (i.e., copiers, fax machines, etc.)
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, metrics and tracking
  • Computer skills including word processing, use of peripherals and web browser
  • Familiarity and experience working in spreadsheet based software i.e. Excel, Pages, Google Spreadsheets, OpenOffice etc.
  • Great attention to detail required
  • Self-starter; ability to problem-solve
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Performs well with frequent interruptions and/or distractions
  • Extreme sensitivity to confidential matters

Additional Information

  • Ability to lift or move objects up to 25 lbs. – occasionally
  • Ability to sit – frequently
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time – occasionally
  • Ability to walk reasonable distances – occasionally
  • Ability to bend or stoop – occasionally
  • Ability to climb or reach overhead – occasionally
  • Ability to communicate via speech, hearing and sight – frequently
  • Ability to drive a car – occasionally.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.

**Disclaimer**

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