International Programs Advisor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  International Student & Scholar Services (10001020)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

This position in which the incumbent advises international scholars or students on U.S. laws and regulations relevant to their international status. Incumbent provides technical guidance to the University community on matters relating to visa types, which includes F-1, J-1, J-2, H-1, B1, TN, O-1, and/or permanent residency status. The incumbent provides administrative support; advises scholars and/or students; maintains records and monitors progress; assists with the coordination of scholar or student services; and makes decisions by exercising discretion and independent judgment.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Processes and prepares applications and paperwork relating to permanent residency, employment, and admission status.
  • Advises international scholars and students on immigration matters relating to document processing, personal and/or financial matters.
  • Assists in the coordination of international services relating to orientation, crisis management, health insurance, document advising, and planning of cultural activities.
  • Serves as liaison with U.S. government and foreign governmental agencies as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer.
  • Assists with the development and coordination of activities associated with the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and other special events.
  • Stays abreast of immigration laws relating to various visa types.
  • Maintains, updates, and reviews records to ensure eligibility status.
  • Serves as point of contact for inquiries from international scholars or students.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Advises international scholars or students on U.S. laws and regulations regarding issues relevant to their international status.
  2. Serves as Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer as defined by 10CFR214.3.
  3. Provides administrative support relating to developing, coordinating, and implementing activities associated with international services programs and special events.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Education, Business or a related field from an accredited college or university.


One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.


Meets eligibility requirements of Designated School Official for the purposes of SEVIS as defined by Federal Regulation 214.2(l)(1)ii). (This requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence.)

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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