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Director, International Student and Scholar Services at Stevens Institute of Technology

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Overview

The Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is responsible for facilitating the University’s compliance with federal regulations that govern the immigration status of international students, faculty and scholars at Stevens Institute of Technology.

The Director oversees all aspects of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and develops and manages a program portfolio supporting curricular and co-curricular success, retention, lawful status, and general well-being of international students, faculty, and scholars. The Director is responsible for developing a vision and implementing a strategy for ISSS at Stevens, including fiscal management. Additionally, the responsibilities of the Director include managing international student and scholar services including non-academic advising, programming, outreach activities, and community involvement for international students, faculty, and scholars in collaboration with the respective offices on campus.

The Director will collaborate closely with the three Schools and College and the Offices of the General Counsel, International Programs, Graduate Admissions and Undergraduate Admissions, and other administrative offices. The Director will report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a robust international support system and immigration processing for all international students, faculty and scholars at the University.

  • Act as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and Responsible Officer (RO), the primary SEVIS officer for the University.

  • Ensure that immigration documents issued by the DSOs comply with all immigration laws and regulations, maintain the University’s I-17 and other forms/filings required by applicable law, and ensure that all students, faculty and scholars are in immigration compliance.

  • Interpret and advise on complex U.S. immigration laws, regulations, policies and procedures with specific focus on F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations.

  • Manage team of individuals focused on Visa processing for international students, faculty, and scholars; retention, student advising, and support services for international students; and collaborating with the schools and college and the Office of International Programs on international exchange programs.

  • Collaborate with Graduate Admissions and Undergraduate Admissions offices on the process and workflow for transfer of international degree-seeking student files to ISSS for issuance of immigration documents.

  • Under the joint supervision of the Office of General Counsel, collaborate with external law firms retained by Stevens on matters related to international students and scholar services.

  • Manage all aspects of the ISSS departmental budget.

  • Adhere to and manage compliance with the University’s policies and procedures.

  • Participate in developing ISSS department goals, objective, and systems.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree (J.D. preferred) and at least 5-7 years acting as DSO or PDSO. Title will be commensurate with candidate’s experience.

  • Must have strong knowledge of U.S immigration laws, regulations, policies and procedures with a specific focus on F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations.

  • Previous managerial experience with direct reports and personnel management including hiring, retention, training, and performance evaluations.

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, especially in an area related to international education.

  • Ability to plan, organize, challenge, and lead staff, academic departments, and other campus units to maximize opportunities related to international student and scholar engagement and support.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals and reports.

  • Must have strong reporting and data analysis skills.

  • Must have strong writing skills.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from prospective students, visiting scholars, and members of the campus or business community with integrity and enthusiasm.

  • Must have strong computer skills.

  • Must have excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in international and cross-cultural student advising preferred.

  • Proficiency in a second language preferred.


Office of the Provost

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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.

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