Binghamton University International Student Advisor in Binghamton, New York

International Student Advisor



Locations:Binghamton, NY

Posted:Jun 30, '17


Ref. No.:47605


About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: commensurate with experience

This position reports to the Associate Director of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) within the International Education and Global Affairs (IEGA) department, working to ensure the university's compliance with the federal regulations that govern international students and exchange visitors, in addition to faculty and staff, applying highly specialized knowledge of immigration regulations and academic policies and procedures. This professional will work as a member of a various teams (immigration and insurance advising; front desk; SEVIS; IT; ISSS; IEGA; etc) to plan, coordinate, and implement programmatic endeavors for the university community as a whole; collaborating with ISSS team members and university partners, as assigned, to further the mission and vision of the office. The international student advisor will work as a member of a fast-paced team, responsible for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regulatory compliance, while maintaining the integrity of all relevant systems on campus.

Additional components of the position include:

  • Serving as a forward-thinking team member who articulates departmental immigration policies and procedures;

  • Liaising with state and federal agencies including, yet not limited to, the SEVP, SSA, and DMV;

  • Making informed and independent decisions about eligibility for immigration benefits, balancing policy, precedent, and customer service;

  • Staffing programmatic functions hosted by the ISSS and collaborative university offices;

  • Presenting at orientations and informational workshops, on-campus and at conferences, as assigned; and

  • Representing the ISSS/Binghamton University at professional meetings, within and outside of SUNY.

The candidate will function as a Designated School Official and an Alternate Responsible Offices as recognized by the US Department of Homeland Security and US Department of State, respectively, while also serving as a department liaison to administrative units across campus and in the community.


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Significant experience understanding, interpreting, and applying federal immigration laws and regulations

  • Demonstrated experience in exercising discretion and independent judgment in making informed decisions in complex situations

  • Experience working with complex organizational processes and procedures

  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning, interpreting, and disseminating highly technical information, regulations, and procedures

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience working effectively with cross-cultural communication

  • Ability to identify objectives, plan and implement programs/activities to meet these objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to provide advising and presentations

  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of university and community stakeholders

  • Ability to work well under pressure and balance competing priorities with frequent interruptions

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite

  • Demonstrated proficiency in usage of SEVIS real-time interface

  • Note: Per federal regulations, applicant must be able to demonstrate US citizenship or lawful permanent residency. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


  • Master's degree

  • Experience using SUNPSIS and/or BANNER software, and previous DSO and ARO credentials in SEVIS

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University will be a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: July 18, 2017

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  • Resume,

  • Cover letter, and

  • Contact information for three professional references

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.