The International Center provides immigration advice and intercultural programming to 343 undergraduate and 312 graduate students and 254 international faculty/research scholars. The Center is authorized by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the US Department of State (DOS) to issue visa documentation.The staff works to ensure that matriculating and exchange students, faculty/scholars are in legal status while either studying on their academic programs or working at Tufts.Additionally, the staff works to enable individuals to have a productive, successful academic and personal experience at Tufts University.
The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for providing immigration advice and the issuance of immigration documentation for undergraduate and graduate students, research scholars and faculty.Works with the Director to establish university-wide policies and procedures regarding immigration and the internationalization efforts on campus.Responsible for the oversight of faculty and research scholar visa issuance and on-going work eligibility at the University.Serves as the primary immigration contact for the University including responsibility for the monitoring and oversight of the University's Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).Acts as a liaison for the International Center to government offices (Dept of State) and agencies (Dept. of Labor) regarding international students, faculty, research scholars and staff.Provides limited support to short term exchange programming efforts. Works collaboratively with the Director to build a strong office team, maintain appropriate programs and services and as a support to the Director.
• Bachelor's degree
• Minimum of five (5) years of related experience
• Experience with databases (SEVIS, FSAtlas) and MS Office; Some experience with the web, social media, and virtual technology preferred
• Strong working knowledge of F, J and H visas for students/faculty. Experience developing institutional policy regarding immigration matters
• Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from other cultures with varying levels of English ability
• Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity as it relates to advising and counseling of international and domestic students/faculty/scholars
• Demonstrated leadership and social justice skills in working with staff members and students
• Demonstrated management of having worked positively on a multicultural team with other colleagues and students
• Knowledge of power, privilege and how it impacts student life
• Strong editing skills; ability to create, track and analyze reports
• Flexibility and the ability to manage projects and cases simultaneously along with demonstrated good judgment
• Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required
Master's degree is preferred. More than five (5) years of related experience are preferred. Experience working in an academic international center is a plus. Experience with developing short-term exchanges for incoming and outbound programs is useful.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some evenings and weekends required.
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.