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The International Admission Counselor supports INTO SLU (IUP), which is an organization working in partnership with SLU in preparing international students for undergraduate and graduate study on SLU’s campus in St. Louis, Missouri. The incumbent is responsible for evaluating foreign applications and credentials to assist in the admissions decision process for international applicants to INTO SLU Pathway and Academic English programs. The incumbent also serves as the Designated School Official for F-1 student visa purposes.
Knowledge of and/or experience with international student programs such as ESL and academic preparatory programs
Experience using Salesforce or similar CRM software
Experience using SEVIS
Knowledge of another language
Knowledge of US immigration and visa regulations
Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work under pressure and, when necessary, with minimal resources
Detail oriented, organized, and able to juggle a fast-paced working environment
Ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders and diverse groups
Ability to deploy and manage resources effectively with efficient priority and time management
Ability to maintain sound judgment and decision-making even when under pressure
Competent IT and analytical skills
Knowledge of various countries’ educational systems and international credentials evaluation procedures
Ability to oversee initial transcript evaluation
Proficient with Microsoft Office and experienced with student data systems
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse international student population
Bachelor’s degree; supplemented with one (1) year of experience evaluating foreign academic credentials at a post-secondary institution. All candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or have Permanent Resident status at time of application in order to serve as a Designated School Official for F-1 visa purposes.
Evaluates foreign credentials; converts foreign grading scales; and assists in admissions decision processing for international applicants to INTO SLU Pathway and Academic English programs.
Serves as the Designated School Official for F-1 student visa purposes; and maintains current information on immigration matters.
Evaluates financial and application documentation; issues immigration documents for new and continuing international students; and updates student records in various databases.
Conducts research to determine if post-secondary institution(s) are accredited and/or recognized using reference books and internet resources to determine whether SLU requirements are met.
Makes informed decisions based on interpretation of complex standards and foreign credentials from all over the world; and serves a critical role in the student’s personal success and the reputation of the Saint Louis University and the INTO SLU program.
Liaises with SLU’s Offices of Admission and International Services along with the INTO Application Processing Center on application decisions, processes, and procedures.
Works with enrollment managers and credential evaluators at other IUP partnerships to advance best practices.
Remains up-to-date on evaluation standards, educational practices, and the latest information on academic policy regarding international admissions standards at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Contributes to programs such as orientation, educational events, and other Center-wide programs and activities as assigned.
Performs other duties as assign.
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