Job Requisition Number: 24523. The Mission of the Berkeley International Office is to ensure that all visiting international students and scholars have successful academic and personal experiences during their stay at UC-Berkeley by providing advising on matters related to a wide array of federal regulations, academic procedures, personal adjustment, and career development. We also support a wide array of academic units through visa processing.
The individual in this position is responsible for the coordination of SEVIS-related activities for the U.C. Berkeley campus. SEVIS, the Student Exchange Visitor Information System, is an internet-based tracking system that monitors the visa status for F-1 non-immigrant student visa holders, J-1 exchange visitors, and their dependents.
•Serves as the lead person in the unit overseeing protocols to ensure that the university meets all reporting requirements and event registration deadlines for SEVIS •Serves as a Designated School Official and as an Alternate *Responsible Officer with federal agencies for U.C. Berkeley •Collaborates with internal and external staff to ensure that accurate data is collected and maintained in appropriate databases •Provides accurate data to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in accordance with federal regulations, FERPA (Federal Educational Right to Privacy Act) guidelines, and campus policies; •Coordinates the daily tasks associated with SEVIS management, including, but not limited to: data uploads and downloads, SEVIS document management, daily alerts, etc. •Generates data reports as necessary •Understands and keeps current with immigration regulations as they pertain to the SEVIS program, and effectively communicates regulatory changes and updates to international students, scholars, Berkeley International Office staff and relevant U.C. Berkeley departments •Coordinates the handling of SEVIS events resulting from data errors •Periodically advises international students and scholars on campus policies and federal regulations as they pertain to SEVIS
In addition, the SEVIS Coordinator: •Works independently and as a team with other staff members to make decisions regarding the application of complex DHS and DOS rules and regulations in relation to the SEVIS program •Communicates, to other Berkeley International Office advisers and staff, SEVIS and Berkeley International Office database (ISSM) policies and procedures •Works with the Berkeley International Office IT Manager to manage data from interfaces with the Student Information System and other internal and external data sources and to trouble-shoot system problems; checks and reconciles any errors occurring from the interfaces •Serves as SEVIS liaison with other campus offices •Works with student assistants on managing daily tasks and projects •Assists with other duties as assigned•Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training •Experience working with F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors in an academic environment •Experience working with sophisticated computer information systems in a higher education setting (such as fsaATLAS, Datatel or Banner). •Working knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. •Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. •Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. •Ability in problem identification, reasoning. •Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. •Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations. •experience working with computer databases and other computer processes and have excellent skills with database programs such as Access •Experience with software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and internet applications •Must be able to logically process new information in the construction of Berkeley International Offices’ SEVIS management procedures and effectively solve problems •Strong organizational and analytical skills •Demonstrated ability in interpreting and communicating complex regulations •Must be eligible for certification by DHS as a Designated School Official and the DOS as an Alternate Responsible Officer as required by federal regulations
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