Employment Opportunities

Position:
Secretary
Department:
International Office
Date Posted:
01/05/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

The International Office oversees all matters related to international educational programs and activities at the university. The International Office seeks out, organizes, and processes study abroad opportunities, student foreign exchange programs, and advises faculty on related grants opportunities, scholarly exchanges, and instructor-led foreign experiences.

The Hampton University international students’ community includes over 100 students from numerous foreign countries and five continents. The office houses the Designated School Official (DSO) to assist Hampton University international students in complying with regulations of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Special orientation programs and workshops for international students and scholars are provided to assist international students in maintaining their visa status as they pursue their degrees. Topics include enrollment requirements and the time frame for completing your program of study, special registrations that may be required from time-to-time; permission to work under certain authorized circumstances, travel regulations, tax information and other important matters.

The International Office serves as a one-stop service facility for the entire Hampton University campus focused on coordinating global educational outreach, international student affairs and issues, cross-cultural social activities and international academic enrichment opportunities for all students, faculty and the community at-large. In addition, the International Office offers referrals on related issues such as international student activities, community outreach, and individual and group assistance with the many cultural aspects of studying in a foreign country.

Work Environment: The International Office is fast-paced; therefore, the ability to multitask effectively is essential. Work is performed primarily in an office setting and in community meeting rooms. Some work may involve visiting other sites, both on campus and off. Face-to-face engagement with students, families, faculty, and staff is expected.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • International Students: Interpret and implement immigration laws, rules, and regulation, with regard to international student, as well as process requests for I-20 extensions, travel endorsements, and travel letters, and transferring international students; provide support and assistance to students, faculty, administrators and others in implementing international students' rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; assist students on a walk-in basis; conduct research, data collection, and information to assist and implement international student procedures, and update and maintain confidential student files.
  • Study Abroad Students: Counsel of American students who intend to study abroad; aid in choosing programs and courses; assist the Office of the Registrar with processing study abroad transfer credit forms; Conduct pre-departure orientations for outgoing students; update and maintain study abroad database and student files.
  • Faculty and Staff: Aid faculty and staff with adherence to international student guidelines from U.S. State Department, and assist with the development, promotion, and implementation of faculty led tours.
  • General: Support the Immigration Specialists in establishing partnerships and creating memoranda of understanding; manage the International Office budget; process paperwork for International Office staff regarding travel and leave; correspond with students, faculty, staff, and external partners via phone, email, and in person.

Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year of experience

  • Appropriate customer service principles and practices

  • Strong administrative skills

  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Good research skills and attention to detail

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Functioning of Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

  • Knowledge of international travel regulations under use of federal grant funds

  • Knowledge of a foreign language

  • Knowledge of F-1 student visa rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email atHROffice@hamptonu.eduor fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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