• Full Time
  • New York, NY
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Website Fordham University

International Student Advisor

Office Of International Student Services, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.



Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Office of International Services, the Associate Director/Office of International Services provides guidance and services in support of international students and scholars as well as various university stakeholders.


The incumbent serves as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) and Designated School Official (DSO).


Essential Functions        

Assigned as being Designated School Official (DSO) to implement regulations under SEVP compliance. Including, not limited to, performing SEVIS database management duties such as CPT and OPT applications, SEVIS registration, and external communications management.
Responds to immigration inquiries and provides immigration advising to the University’s current and incoming international students
Issues I-20 documentation and perform various administrative tasks in support of office information systems and mailings
Advises and facilitates Post-Completion OPT and STEM OPT applications for University’s F-1 graduates.
Drafts language for and edit OIS newsletters and website.
Serves as a liaison to Lincoln Center admissions offices
Attends professional conferences and training sessions to develop and maintain skills and knowledge.
Supports, hosts, and attends OIS events including orientation programming and information sessions.

Database and SEVIS Administration:

Maintains International Student and Scholar Management (ISSM) database by liaising with IT for updates and annual certification.
Monitors data flow from Banner to ISSM.
Assists IT with troubleshooting and testing elements ofISSM to ensure database’s functionality.
Manages OIS’ SEVIS related operations to maintain best practices, assist in the resolution of datafix tickets and respond to correction requests,
Keeps abreast of changes in F- 1 regulations and changes in SEVIS functionality and requirements and assists with setting up institutional policies accordingly.
Creates and updates office informational handouts or deliverables for document submission portals and/or office website.
Prepares, formats and issues University-wide communications from OIS through Fordham messaging Platform Acoustic.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in any area
Minimum three years of experience in international education required
US citizenship or lawful permanent residency

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive living-learning-working community
Outstanding organizational skills, team player and the ability to work collaboratively
Customer service oriented
Ability to work under pressure
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s degree in any area

Minimum Starting Salary: $59,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $66,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.


FLSA: Exempt




APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/7185



Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories