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Tarleton State University International Admissions and Retention Program Specialist in Stephenville, Texas

Job Title

International Admissions and Retention Program Specialist


Tarleton State University


Undergraduate Admissions

Proposed Minimum Salary

$2,964.00 monthly

Job Location

Stephenville, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The International Admissions and Retention Program Specialist is part of the International Programs (IP) team that ensures international students and exchange visitors experience an efficient, effective pathway to admission, while remaining fully compliant with all U.S. immigration policies. The International Admissions and Retention Program Specialist creates communication plans to reach out to international student applicants, assisting them with all facets of the application process, including but not limited to the submission of relevant documentation, providing options for arrival and living arrangements, and serving as a liaison between students and academic advisors. In addition, the International Admissions Program Specialist monitors the immigration compliance, welfare, academic success, and retention, of admitted international students and exchange scholars. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate.

Responsibilities:25% Provides international student support services with frequent communications with international students and exchange scholars regarding academic success, immigration compliance, arrival and departure information, housing, and other issues related to acculturation as needed. Hosts workshops on relevant topics related to immigration policy, academics, and university expectations as determined

25% Ensures international students and exchange visitors are in compliance with visa regulations; prepare initial entry documents and monitor legal status; assists in Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) tracking and reporting; helps students with applications for change of status (I-539), travel (I-20), work authorization (I-765) and other immigration forms; Social Security cards, IRS and tax forms, mandatory medical insurance; utilizes position as Designated Signature Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) (to sign immigration documents; compile updates on visa regulations for international education.

20% Assists Director of Undergraduate Admissions with continuity of student academic records and program changes/completion date for graduation. Keeps abreast of admission policy and provide information to keep admission information on International Programs webpage updated; keeps minutes and agenda for International Education Advisory Council meetings; maintains a database on international students necessary for reports and as needed by the Director; monitors international students insurance records and reports lack of compliance to the Director by the 12th class day of each semester; places holds on international students records as needed.

15% Provides all facets of services to exchange students and visiting scholars regarding the application process, immigration policy adherence, and, as applicable, academic registration. Upon completion of exchange semester(s), the International Program Specialist works with the Registrar to insure the timely release of grade reports as applicable

10% Process International applications for admission and assist with document approval

5% Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:Bachelors degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in program planning and the coordination of activities, events and projects which include student services, and/or immigration/visa rules and regulations.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Demonstrated knowledge of project management and/or database software. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Maintains attention to detail and utilizes sound judgment. Demonstrated ability to interact with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Preferred Experience:Experience as a DSO and/or ARO. Experience serving individuals in F-1 and/or J-1 visa status, and performing work within the database of the Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Tarleton’s Vision

Tarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.

About Tarleton State University

Tarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.

Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.

Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.

The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.

Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact 254-968-9128.

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