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International Student Advisor- Repost

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Teaching & Education
Full Time

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Job Description:

This non-classroom faculty position is responsible for helping to administer a collaborative International Student Services (ISS) office that is in step with current immigration advisory best practices and incorporates FIT community outreach, partnership with student support services, and management and development of programs and services for FIT's international student and scholar population. The International Student Advisor reports to the Director of International Student Services in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success.

The International Student Advisor is primarily responsible for developing and providing all aspects of student services for international students enrolled at FIT, helping to ensure the delivery of a high-quality experience for all international students. Committed to providing excellent customer service, the International Student Advisor counsels students individually and in groups, and prepares the visa documents as well as informational literature to provide accurate and timely guidance on all matters relating to the acquisition and maintenance of nonimmigrant status. The International Student Advisor participates in a college-wide effort to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and guidelines relating to the enrollment of international students, and participates in the planning and implementation of cultural, social, and educational programs promoting internationalization throughout the FIT community.

Essential Functions:
  • Serve as and perform the functions of a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) Student and Exchange Visitor Programs (SEVP).
  • Assess and advise students on all matters pertaining to their nonimmigrant status, whether individually, in groups, and/or through correspondence.
  • Keep current with federal and state regulations as well as FIT and SUNY policies affecting international students.
  • Assist in ISS reporting and compliance as mandated by DHS and DOS.
  • Participate in tracking and monitoring of international students through various databases, including but not limited to BANNER, SEVIS, ISSM
  • Conduct presentations, orientations, workshops, and other informational events on matters pertaining to international students.
  • Assist in development of ISS information sessions, literature, website content, outgoing messages, reports, etc.
  • Facilitate I-20 document issuance and process related student requests, such as bank, Social Security, DMV letters and the like. Helps to maintain accuracy of all international student data.
  • Develop and help implement programs to support international students.
  • Participate in college-wide initiatives and committees to promote the strategic vision of the International Student Services office and help make international perspectives fundamental to the FIT student experience.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in international relations, or a related field required.
  • Five (5) years of experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) in a higher education setting, including F-1 immigration regulation advisement, and compliance experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Fluency with F, J, and related federal regulations.


Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Frequent; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Constant; Write- Constant


The position is on campus, primarily in an office environment.


Sit- Constant; Stand- Frequent; Bend- N/A; Walk- Occasional; Climb- N/A; Pull- N/A ; Push- N/A; Lift

Additional Information:

Days/Hours: M-F, 30 hour work week, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.
Salary Schedule 83
Hiring Salary: $69,475 per year; per CBA, the salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience.

Full-Time Benefits
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule
Remote Pilot Program

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply online and attach the following documents;
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants- Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

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EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212.217.3360,

The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites applications for an International Student Advisor.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for more than 75 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instructional design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.


The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for 70 years. Providing a blend of hands-on experience, classroom study, and liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college grants associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

Among our wide variety of Art and Design programs are Accessories Design, Interior Design, and Toy Design; Business and Technology majors range from Fashion Business Management to International Trade and Marketing to Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing. Our outstanding faculty offer students experiences that mirror the marketplace and give them a competitive edge.

Notable alumni designers include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Francisco Costa, Norma Kamali, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, and Ralph Rucci. Other prominent graduates include Leslie Blodgett, creator of Bare Minerals; international hotel and restaurant designer Tony Chi; Nina Garcia, creative director, Marie Claire; Edward Menicheschi, chief marketing officer, Condé Nast; and Joe Zee, editor in chief and executive creative officer, Yahoo Style.

The Museum at FIT, one of the world’s leading collections of fashion and textiles, houses more than 50,000 garments and accessories and more than 300,000 textiles and swatches.

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