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International Student Advisor

University of Oklahoma
Job Location:
International Programs and Services
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Organization: Int'l Student Services

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Work Type: Hybrid

Salary Range: Targeted salary $19.23 hourly, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter

Job Description


Advises international students on matters including, yet not limited to, immigration. Works closely with academic departments to support international students. Ensures university's compliance with federal regulations and keeps detailed records of all processes. Works as a highly functioning, collaborative member of the Student Advising team, as well as the International Student Services (ISS) as a whole.

This position is based in Norman, Oklahoma, offering the flexibility of hybrid work schedules with the possibility of up to two remote workdays per week.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serves as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate responsible Officer
    (ARO) for routine SEVIS records maintenance and record updates to ensure federal compliance for both the university
    and student population.
  • Advises and assists prospective and admitted international students on pre-arrival immigration-related issues. Advises
    international students on complex U.S. DHS and U.S. Department of State regulations.
  • Counsels and assists international students on matters related to university life and the U.S. study experience, including
    finances, transportation, employment, health insurance, adjustment to the campus, and maintenance of student status.
  • Processes immigration documents and immigration applications for international students. Communicates with federal
    agencies regarding immigration benefits for international students.
  • Serves as a resource to academic departments to support international students admitted and enrolled in their degree
    programs. Serves as liaison to select university offices and departments to inform on and advocate for the needs of
    international students.
  • Actively participates in the development and growth of team expertise in the laws and regulations governing international
    students and in informing university administrators about university policies and procedures that ensure ongoing
  • Works closely with ISS leadership, as needed, to ensure proper understanding and application of immigration regulations
    and university policies, taking appropriate initiative and exercising discretion within the scope of assigned duties.
  • Provides support to overall functions of office where needed; actively supports the critical priorities of ISS and the College
    of International Studies; serves on internal committees and participates in work groups to support the mission of the unit.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

**** Due to federal database access requirements, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply for this position.****

Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's degree, AND:

  • 24 months of related international experience.

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months of relevant experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree for a total of 72 months of experience. Will also accept a Master's degree and no experience.


  • Effective problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-volume, environment
  • Possess excellent written communication skills with attention to detail
  • Commitment to high quality and efficient customer service
  • Ability to be professional, diplomatic, composed, and proactive in varied interactions
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills with documented experience in public speaking and delivering presentations


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to engage in repetitive motion and communicate effectively. Standard Office Environment. Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. Requires contact with other departments and university officials.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Mar 26, 2024

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