International Advisor

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0724-9087
Job Family: STU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 558


Under the general direction of designated supervisor(s), with informational reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of International Affairs, coordinates special services and advises international students and visiting faculty on academic, personal and cultural adjustments.


  1. Advises international students and international scholars regarding US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Department of State regulations.
  2. Serves as DHS Designated School Official (DSO) responsible for all routine SEVIS records maintenance, I-20 creation and basic updates and reporting to help ensure College and individual student federal compliance. Serves as Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J exchange visitor program.
  3. Prepares visa documentation and other appropriate documents as they relate to international students and scholars.
  4. Corresponds with visitors and other interested parties concerning the plans for exchange programs.
  5. Serves as the liaison between the Department and the regional campuses which may require travel to Stamford, Hartford and other regional campuses as needed.
  6. Assists and counsels international students with academic, cultural and personal adjustments.
  7. Updates and creates advising materials for new and current international students.
  8. Performs administrative tasks necessary to support the program including correspondence, reports and information materials; maintains appropriate records.
  9. Collaborates with both undergraduate and graduate admissions, academic advising and registrar, financial aid, residence life and other offices to support and advocate for international students.
  10. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Three to five years experience in higher education or international programs, which demonstrates knowledge of international programs and regulations.
  3. Demonstrated interest and understanding of foreign cultures.
  4. Familiarity with personal computers, word processing and spreadsheets.
  5. Demonstrated verbal and interpersonal skills.


  1. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages

Created: 06/25/85
Revised: 11/13/06