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International Student Advisor

Baltimore City Community College

Job Title: International Student Advisor
Job Location: Baltimore , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Admissions/retention/enrollment mgmt.
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-10-10
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

International Student Advisor
Baltimore City Community College

About Baltimore City Community College

Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves more than 15,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that 100** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2016. **Based on fall 2015 credit enrollment.

Description/Job Summary

This position is responsible for the review, processing, and certification of students requesting an F-1 student visa.  This position is also responsible for assisting the Coordinator of International Student Services and the Director of Admissions with ensuring that international students understand the Enrollment process, USCIS Student visa regulations, as well as those that pertain to J1 and B1/B2 requesting change of status.  This position will respond to requests from the College and USCIS regarding enrollment status and/or legal status of students enrolled on F-1 Student visas at BCCC.

Essential Functions
  • Must have extensive knowledge of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services F-1 student visa regulations and laws
  • Must stay abreast of legislation and regulatory changes as they pertain to F-1 student visa status
  • Must be competent in the use of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Database (SEVIS)
  • Supervise the issuance and maintenance of F-1 visas
  • Ensure appropriate advising to international students; communicate and educate campus staff and faculty on F-1 visa federal regulations
  • Monitor international students’ academic progress in order to comply with current and new USCIS regulations and tracking system compliance
  • Assist Coordinator with necessary interventions with USCIS and US Department of State and other government agencies as problems arise with students
  • Complete USCIS reports as required
  • Serve as liaison between the College and USCIS, US DOS, and USICE regarding persons on student visa
  • Assist students with all USCIS application processes for obtaining or maintaining student status for enrollment (Examples: change of visa status, transfer procedures, legal USCIS reinstatement procedures, extension of stay).
  • Plan and execute informational workshops of specific interest to international students (Employment options, Taxes, Social Security, etc.)
  • Must have broad knowledge of USCIS regulation pertaining to change of students for several visa types including B1/B2, J1, J2, H1, H1b, and H4 that are common at BCCC
  • Advise the International Student’s Club
  • Assist Coordinator of International Student Services with the development, implementation, and facilitation of multicultural workshops and events that promote diversity and inclusion
  • Seek innovative uses of technological advances to enhances services
  • Respond to the most sensitive requests for information and complaints
  • Serve on a variety of college committees
  • Assist with the Admissions Office with data entry, application processing for the general population as needed
  • Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct
  • Participates with Commencement planning and/or activities
  • Maintains membership and active participation in professional organizations (ie NAFSA)
  • Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge and Abilities
  • Knowledge of college policies, procedures, structure and services offered
  • Demonstrated skills in the principles and practices of supervision, management, and problem solving
  • Knowledge of college admission requirements
  • Knowledge of advising and registration procedures
  • Knowledge of a windows operating system
  • Effective communication skills for a team oriented environment
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, and encourage productivity
  • Knowledge of professional protocol
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Two years of experience as Designated School Official (DSO)
  • Ability to maintain an established work schedule.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and control areas of responsibility.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to communicate effectively with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Effective interpersonal skills appropriate for veterans and a multi–lingual, international community.
  • Effective counseling skills to assist students with academic and personal concerns.
  • A keen sense of attention to detail.
  • Ability to comply with both federal and college policies, procedures, and mandates.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Why Work at BCCC?

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.

Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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