St. Louis College of Pharmacy is currently looking for a talented individual to serve as Coordinator, International Student and Scholar Support. This new roles provides dedicated assistance and meets the needs of current international students and scholar trainees by advising in the areas of immigration, relevant laws and policies; orienting to the United States, region and institution; facilitating involvement in campus life; and educating and collaborating with campus partners to meet international student and trainee needs.
You’ll have the opportunity to:
Provide advisement on immigration and relevant laws and policies
Work closely with Enrollment Management to facilitate communication with incoming international students
Provide support to departments with incoming international scholars and coordinate with Human Resources on employment of international scholars, as applicable.
Advise students and scholars upon entry to the country on how to maintain good visa standing
Help students and scholars understand similarities and differences between home country and US laws, especially as they relate to immigration and the current political climate
Facilitate initial and on-going orientation to US, region and institution
Educate students and scholars on relevant cultural nuances and unspoken social “rules”
Provide information on accessing financial institutions, health care, transportation, food and lodging, personal and cultural connections in the community, and language assistance, on-campus employment, etc.
Serve as resource and referral for international students on any questions pertaining to accessing on-campus services for students
Facilitate international student and scholar involvement in campus life
Promote domestic and international student interactions and engagement
Partner with Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Residence Life, International Programs, Student Development and Engagement and others to help connect international students and scholars with opportunities of interest on campus
Support student organizations with an international focus (e.g. Bosnian Heritage Club, Asian Student Association, International Student Association, etc.)
Facilitate and assist with campus events that welcome, increase knowledge and awareness of different cultures and celebrate international students on campus
Educate and collaborate with campus partners to meet international student and scholar needs
Partner with Enrollment Management on maintaining visa and immigration documentation in SEVIS and facilitating the enrollment and retention of international students. Serve as primary designated school official (PDSO).
Partner with Human Resources on immigration records related to international scholars.
Partner with Norton Writing Center to provide English Language Learner support, as needed
Partner with Diversity and Inclusion to host staff and faculty trainings on intercultural communication and competencies
Triage academic advising and coaching for students with the Student Success Center and Registrar
To succeed in this role you will need:
Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of support of international students or scholars. Master’s degree in international education, student affairs, counseling, or related field strongly preferred.
Previous experience working with international students or strongly preferred. Knowledge of English language proficiency support in academic environments.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and awareness/experience with relevant technology platforms
Commitment to the College’s Mission, Vision and Values including a commitment to diversity.
If this sounds like the job for you here is information on how to apply:
Followthe simple steps to apply online and submit a cover letter, resume/CV and references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled
Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in the nation. Our student body is among the most academically gifted in the Midwest. We provide an inclusive, supportive and enriching environment for growth, learning and leadership to prepare our students, residents, faculty, staff and alumni to positively impact patients and society. Employees are treated to a rich benefits package, a great campus in the heart of St. Louis’s biggest health care community, and an exciting college community where they can really make a difference for our students, the profession of pharmacy, and the health care of the region. St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a member of the Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium member (HERC), a recruiting resource for positions at regional institutions with job alerts and dual career search features. STLCOP is recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a Great College to Work For.