California State University San Bernardino International Student Advisor (SSP III) /Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration in San Bernardino, California

International Student Advisor (SSP III) /Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration

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International Student Advisor (SSP III) /Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration

Salary

$54,648.00 - $77,856.00 Annually

Location

San Bernardino, CA

Job Type

Full time, Temporary

Division

Academic Affairs

Job Number

2019-00025

Closing

Continuous

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Overview

Employment Status: Full-time, probationary "exempt" position.

Work Schedule: To be determined.

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 25, 2019.

Mission

The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration is committed to nurturing a high quality educational environment that ensures student, faculty, and staff success in its pursuit of academic excellence and achievement. We seek to transform the lives of our students and alumni, ensuring that they become responsible management professionals within a dynamic region and a globally connected world.

Vision

We strive to be a regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized educational institution that serves our students, community, and alumni by providing more than a classroom experience. We emphasize teaching, partnerships/service to our region, and research in business and public administration.

Typical Activities

Under general supervision, the International Student Advisor (SSP III) will work as a part of the Student Success Center (SSC) team in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration (JHBC), the International Student Advisor (ISA) provides direct services primarily to international students and scholars, and facilitates interaction with faculty, administrators, staff, and off-campus agencies. ISA reports to the Associate Dean of JHBC and works closely with the Center for International Studies and Programs on immigration related issues. ISA independently provides comprehensive advisement to international students and scholars in individual and group settings and needs to exercise sound judgment, interpret available guidelines, policies and precedents to make decisions to resolve problems, and to use conflict resolution and mediation techniques, with understanding of the interrelationships and the need for coordinated action among campus offices and their faculty, staff and other representatives.

The incumbent will interact with persons from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and attitudes, and the position requires demonstrated record of working with such audiences and ability to mediate conflict among them. ISA may plan, develop and conduct advising and/or instructional sessions, courses and/or seminars. This position requires considerable administrative planning experience to develop creative solutions which integrate approaches across organizational lines to improve international student advising. The incumbent is responsible for recognizing specific needs of international student, identifying campus services and other resources to be provided; and for developing solutions and recommendations to meet those needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.

  • Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience.

  • One year of F1 and J1 immigration advising and DSO working experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. government immigration regulations; immigration advising methods, procedures, and practices; and SEVIS

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior and individual counseling techniques to provide advising in individual and group settings on complex matters.

  • Ability to use judgement to independently analyze and interpret regulations pertaining to F-1 and J-1 students and scholars and ability to develop creative solutions to complex cases

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including intercultural communication, to be able to effectively present ideas in written and presentational formats to diverse audiences

  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships across organizational lines.

  • Demonstrated record of intercultural competency through working or studying in intercultural environment with diverse populations

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with USCIS regulations

  • Experience with SEVIS procedures

  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English, preferably Arabic or Chinese

  • Experience maintaining student data and records both in SEVIS and PeopleSoft

  • Student Service Advising experience in a University setting.

  • Ability to communicate via Social Media

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

You have medical, dental and vision plans from which to choose coverage. You may cover yourself and your eligible spouse or domestic partner and children. You are eligible to enroll in coverage if you are appointed at least half-time and for more than six months. If you enroll on a timely basis, coverage begins on the first of the month after your date of hire. You also may enroll during any annual open enrollment period.

HEALTH CARE

Medical Benefits - You have a choice of several Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), depending on location, or Preferred Plan Provider (PPO) insurance plans through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)). You and the CSU share the cost of coverage, with the CSU paying the greater portion of the monthly premium. You may pay your portion of the cost on a pre-tax basis through the Tax Advantage Premium Plan (TAPP).

Dental Benefits – You may choose between two dental plans: a traditional indemnity (fee-for-service) plan allowing you to see almost any dental provider, or a "dental HMO" plan offering a network of dentists from which to choose. Currently, the CSU pays the full dental premium for you and your eligible dependents.

Vision Benefits – Vision coverage includes an annual eye exam, and glasses or contact lenses every other year. Currently, the CSU pays the full vision premium for you and your eligible dependents.

Cobra Benefits – If you lose your eligibility for medical, dental, and vision benefits under specified circumstances (for example, you leave employment with the CSU), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA) and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (OBRA) allows you to continue to receive health care coverage at your expense. You and your dependents can receive COBRA benefits for up to 18, 29 or 36 months, depending on the circumstances.

FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLANS

FlexCash – If you waive the CSU medical and/or dental coverage because you have other non-CSU coverage, you can receive additional cash in your paycheck each month. You will be taxed on this additional income. Currently, you can receive $128 FlexCash per month if you waive medical coverage and $12 FlexCash per month if you waive dental coverage.

INCOME PROTECTION BENEFITS

Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD) – Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD) replaces part of your income should you be disabled more than 180 days, regardless of the cause. LTD is designed to supplement other sources of disability benefits, including IDL, Social Security, CAL PERS retirement or any other group disability plan. The plan pays 66 2/3 percent of your salary, up to a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month.

SURVIVOR PROTECTION BENEFITS

Life and Accidental, Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance – The CSU provides you with $25,000 of basic term life insurance coverage and $25,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage. The CSU pays the full cost of this coverage. Coverage is automatic and effective on the first of the month after your date of hire.

ADDITIONAL CSU BENEFITS

CSU Fee Waiver Program – If you are a full-time employee, you are eligible each term to waive certain fees at a CSU campus for a maximum of two courses or six units, whichever is greater. You may transfer your fee waiver benefit to your spouse, domestic partner, or child, however, not all of the fees may be waived or reduced for your dependents.

RETIREMENT PLANS

CalPERS Retirement Plan – The California Public Employees Retirement System is a defined benefit retirement plan that provides lifetime benefits based on members' years of service, age, and final compensation. Full-time employees appointed for at least six months, or part-time employees working at least half-time and appointed for at least one year, are automatically enrolled in the CalPERS Retirement Plan.

Depending on hire and/or membership date, employees are placed in one of three retirement formulas. Each formula determines the employee contribution rate, and the benefit factor and final compensation period used to calculate retirement allowance.

Retirement Plans

Employee Contribution

2% @ 55. 2% @ 60. 5% less a $513 exclusion. 2% @ 62 (there is not an exclusion) is 6.75% for contribution.

Pre-Tax Savings Plans – As a CSU employee, you have three voluntary retirement savings plans available to you, which allow you to invest pre-tax dollars to supplement your CalPERS Retirement Plan benefit. They are:

  • The CSU 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Plan

  • The Savings Plus 401(k) Thrift Plan

  • The Savings Plus 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

You may participate in any or all of the plans. Each is governed by a different section of the IRS Code resulting in different rules and provisions.

TIME-OFF BENEFITS – (Paid Leave)

Holidays – The CSU offers employees 14 paid holidays each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and one you may take any time during the year.

Vacation – While in a 10-month, 11-month, or 12-month position, you earn vacation monthly as follows: 5/6 day up to three years; 1 1/4 days up to six years; 1 5/12 days up to 10 years; 1 7/12 days up to 15 years; 1 3/4 days up to 20 years; 1 11/12 days up to 25 years; and two days per month thereafter. If you have less than 10 years of service with the CSU, you can accrue up to a maximum of 320 hours (40 days); if you have more than 10 years, the maximum is 440 hours (55 days). Academic year employees do not earn vacation.

Sick Leave – For each month of continuous service, you accumulate eight hours of credit for sick leave with pay. Part-time employees accrue sick leave on a prorated basis.

Parental Leave – You are eligible for up to 30 days of paid parental leave starting within 60 days of the arrival of your new child.