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International Student Advisor - Repost

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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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.

Additional Information:

Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background check process.


Starting Salary: $69,475- $102,388 per year with step increments after one year of service and annually thereafter.

The final starting salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience; Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Salary Schedules pg. 72.

Instructor: $59,673- $69,524
Assistant Professor: $69,475- $102,388
Associate Professor: $81,317- $122,427
Professor: $99,159- $149,217

Work Schedule

Days/Hours: M-F, 30 hour work week, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.


The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) provides comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures.
  • Retirement Plans
  • Health Care Plan and Dental Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • FIT Tuition Exemption Program
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal, Sick and Holidays)
  • 4-day Summer Workweek
  • Qualifying Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

For a full list of FIT benefits, visit our benefits webpage .

Pay Equity by State Employers

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Visa Sponsorship

Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 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,

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be on campus, primarily in an office environment. The physical requirement for this position will require constant sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, occasional walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Application Instructions:

In order to considered for this position, please submit the following documents online:
  • 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 submitted application materials.

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

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually.

Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at:

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for an International Student Advisor.


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