Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department:
Extended Education at Western Washington University expands and diversifies Western’s offerings throughout Puget Sound, the state of Washington, and globally to provide learning options for the contemporary student.
Extended Education connects learners of all ages to the Western Experience through collaboration with colleges, departments and the community, linking university resources with educational needs and opportunities both on and off campus.
Extended Education supports Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
For more information on Extended Education, please visit our website at https://ee.wwu.edu.
About the Position:
The International Student Advisor (ISA) facilitates the well-being and integration of international students in our community during the course of their participation in WWU's Extended Education Programs, and handles general office duties for all Extended Education programs.
In this role you will predominantly manage the admission process and student advising in addition to issues such as (but not limited to) immigration, grade-tracking, health services, housing and dining services, insurance, orientation, registration, student accounts, student activities, volunteer programs and access to university resources.
You will serve as one of the primary contacts for students and prospective students for the Language and Culture Programs (LCP). Additionally you will participate in audits of financial and academic reports for LCP and customized programs, develop and advise program orientation, volunteer programs and student-organized programs and serve as a referral source for students, parents and others seeking general information on immigration, program services and other student services available on campus and in the community.
Typical duties include:
• Develop and deliver student programming including a comprehensive orientation program for new international students, ongoing student programming and assessment of programs. • Support and coordinate the customized programs in all program details which includes: program invoice audits, customized orientation, insurance arrangement, arrival and departure assistance, student life on campus, transportation, coordination with instructors and other on-campus departments. • Develop, prepare and deliver New Student Orientation sessions, on-going workshops, and student resources including but not limited to: student handbook, program and general orientation, computer account activation session, Student Health Center, conditional undergraduate admission session and insurance workshop. • Facilitate international student integration into the Bellingham and Western communities. • Develop, coordinate, manage, and lead student activities, events and excursions, which will include driving State-owned vehicles • Support recruitment and marketing materials development, as well as social media outreach for the programs. • Review and update program policy and student handbook. • Academic Advising such as: admissions, academic programs of study/progress and attendance. • Personal and Cultural Advising such as: banking, cell phone service, childcare, employment, healthcare, insurance, housing, transportation, travel visas and resolution of student emergencies (ex: on-call). • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for EE programs; responsibilities include: issuing and tracking l-20s, Student and Exchange Visitor Information Program (SEVIS) record management, providing United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advising. • Serve as one of the primary contacts for LCP international students in case of emergency 24/7. • Advocate for international students and raise awareness of international student needs in the wider University community.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications; includes excellent benefits package.
To apply go to: http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496608/international-student-advisor and follow the application instructions there.
Position closes April 20, 2019.
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay). Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the office of the Vice President for enrollment and Student Services. The report can be found at http://www.wwu.edu/vpess/annualsafetyreport.shtml. All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
• Bachelor's Degree • One year experience in international students services, international student advising or closely related field • Demonstrated experience to work effectively with international and/or diverse student populations • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills • Ability to organize and multi-task daily work while maintaining a high attention to detail • Demonstrated experience with student advisement regarding academic, personal and cultural issues • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office, including: Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Access • Valid Driver's License, five years of safe driving experience and ability to drive a 12-passenger van on excursions to Vancouver, Canada • Ability to work some nights and weekends • Must be able to serve as DSO: must be a U.S citizen or a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident
• Service as a DSO or demonstrated experience working with F-1 Visa process and/or SEVIS records • Professional experience in higher education • Second Language Proficiency -Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean preferred • Experience working with university level language and culture programs • Experience developing and using Social Media modules for International Student Outreach • MOS Certification • Successful completion of NAFSA's F1 visa workshops (beginner & intermediate) • Food Handler's Permit • Valid passport • NAFSA membership • TESOL membership • Master degree in relevant fields
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and qualifications; includes excellent benefits package.
Internal Number: 496608
About Western Washington University
Extended Education strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Please visit Western Washington University website at http://www.wwu.edu and Extended Education at http://www.wwu.edu/ee/