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International Student Advisor

Posted: 05/07/2023

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Job no: 501364
Department: Global Initiatives
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Summary:
Global Initiatives: The International Student Advisor supports international students on campus by offering visa and immigration advising; serving as the primary point-of-contact for sponsored and exchange students and advising them on various aspects of student life; assisting with orientation and other programs for international students; and collaborating with other units on campus to provide support and advocacy related to the successful integration of international students into the Miami University community. Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis following a successful period of onboarding. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason. Incumbent may work up to 40% remotely (1-2 days per week) based on a set departmental schedule.

Global Initiatives at Miami University has diversity as a core value and the International Student Advisor will be a member of a team that is building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students, staff, and faculty through programming that exposes constituents to a broad range of ways of engaging with the world and the diversity it presents.

Duties/Physical Demands:
The International Student Advisor will:

  • Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), advise F-1 and J-1 students on issues related to maintenance of legal status in the United States, utilize Sunapsis for case management, SEVIS reporting, and the processing of visa documents and other related paperwork.
  • Holistically support international students by advising on issues related to financial concerns, academic challenges, cultural adaptation, and general wellbeing.
  • Handle admission of exchange students to Miami University and support them through all stages of the exchange process.
  • Advise sponsored students and exchange students on various aspects of student life, including billing, enrollment requirements, and transcript issuance.
  • Serve as primary point-of-contact for sponsors and exchange partners.
  • Work closely with Education Abroad Advisor to ensure reciprocity of exchanges and to provide opportunities for interaction between in-coming and out-going exchange students.
  • Assist with international student orientation, programs, and workshops as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant professional work experience.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Consideration may be given to candidates with Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, International Education, or a closely related field, experience as a DSO or ARO, experience working with sponsored students and/or exchange students, and familiarity with Sunapsis.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Katherine Wayt at

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications will begin March 13, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 10 May 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

This Organization Participates in E-Verify.

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