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Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Student Advisor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

International Student Advisor

  • Job Number: 21451

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: International Students Office

  • School Area: Chancellor's

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISOR, International Students Office, to advise international students, including international degree, visiting, non-degree, exchange, and special students on immigration regulations and procedures. Will serve as a point-of-contact for specific academic programs/departments and their international students; have designated advisor-on-call periods; and provide programmatic support, including orientation presentations, to academic program cohorts. Responsibilities will also include providing counsel on U.S. immigration regulations, Institute and department policy, personal and cultural adjustment, and other issues; serving as a Designated School Official (F student visa program) and as an Alternate Responsible Officer for the J Exchange Visitor Program; and conducting other programming events as necessary for designated advising cohort and general ISO programs.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; three years’ direct/related work experience; proficient knowledge of federal immigration and governmental and state agencies’ regulations; excellent communication skills, including ability to address large groups; initiative; discretion with sensitive issues; meticulous attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines; ability to work creatively and independently within a team-oriented environment; proficiency with standard computer software applications; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; and ability establish effective relationships with other campus administrative offices, communicate effectively with a diverse community, and self-set priorities and juggle competing demands in an extremely fast-paced environment. PREFERRED: master’s degree; experience in international student advising; user knowledge of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and U.S. immigration regulations pertaining to the F and J student visa types; MIT experience and familiarity with MIT procedures/practices; cross-cultural or multicultural experience; fluency in a language other than English; experience living abroad; and experience with Sunapsis software. Job #21451-7

U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency is required as per U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State regulations. 6/21/22