International Student & Scholar Advisor

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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The International Student and Scholar Advisor (ISSA) serves as a NYMC Designated School Official (DSO) approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) approved by the U.S. Department of State to ensure international student and scholar compliance with immigration regulations. The employee will also serve as a liaison to NYMC overseas affiliate institutions in administering the College’s international medical exchange programs.


1. Reviews I-20 and DS-2019 applications and issues these documents; advise F-1 (students) and J-1 (Exchange Visitors) and dependents on visa applications and immigration regulations, policies and procedures


2. Maintains student & scholar individual files and SEVIS records, including fall & spring semester registrations and updating of personal and program information


3. Assists with preparation of USG recertification and redesignation applications, annual reports, etc.


4. Works with counterparts in international affiliates, SOM Student Affairs, affiliate hospitals and medical students in coordinating inbound and outbound medical electives


5. Participates in development of orientation and topical workshops and materials and student/scholar activities, especially for J-1 scholars as mandated by the U.S. Department of State




(A) Education requirement:


Bachelor’s degree


(B) Licenses or certifications:




(C) Technical/computer skills:


Experience with Microsoft Office, Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), student databases such as Banner


(D) Prior experience:


1-3 years in international education or student affairs with focus on international student & scholar advising and immigration compliance


(E.) Other skills/requirements


Cross-cultural sensitivity, good interpersonal and communication skills, dependable;

Must be a US citizen or US Legal Permanent Resident as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State


Physical and Environmental Demands


Physical: Lift and carry 5-10 pounds of files


Environmental: NA



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