Assistant Director for Operations and Advising

Massachusetts, United States
01 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Administration
Department: International Students Office
School Area: Chancellor's
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS AND ADVISINGInternational Students Office (ISO), to be responsible for MIT-wide SEVIS compliance including reporting with F and J recertification and program update processes, and audit participation. Will lead technical development and support for MIT/sunapsis/SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information) systems for all users including ISO staff, MIT IS&T, MIT administrators, and international students; manage related databases; coordinate with the federal government’s SEVIS system; create, update, maintain, and enhance the integration of additional online technical tools for advising related to technical or operational systems relevant to federal reporting mandates for international students, their dependents, and ISO business actions; and serve as a senior international student advising bothF-1 and J-1 students on a full range of regulatory and personal matters, including visa processing, maintenance of status, employment, and academic issues.  Will also provide support for an advising cohort including new, continuing, and post-degree students. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a related field; at least three years of relevant experience; strong IT skills including experience with the Macintosh operating system, MS Office, sunapsis, project management tools, Java, SQL, HTML, XML, data reporting and analysis, student information systems, and project management technology; flexible approach to the work ability to work under deadline pressure; attention to detail; strong interpersonal and communication skills; experiencing advising international students; and knowledge of F and J nonimmigrant visa regulations.   Job #17637-8

U. S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required by federal regulations.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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