International Student and Scholar Specialist

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

The International Student and Scholar Specialist delivers administrative and support services to international and visiting scholars pursuing academic or professional/research activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The person in this position is responsible for providing advising and support to the University community on matters related to valid immigration status, including H1-B visas and Legal Permanent Residency status. The Specialist will serve as a Designated School Official and as an Alternate Responsible Officer for UNL.

Minimum qualifications include:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a student services or related field plus 1 year of experience in an international student and/or scholar services role.
    • Knowledge of non-academic advising practices (cross-cultural, personal, counseling, immigration) to serve international students and scholars.
    • Ability to read, understand, interpret and explain immigration laws and regulations.
    • Must have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Must possess effective decision-making skills, exercise good judgment, accept responsibility, and perform duties in an atmosphere of team-like cooperation and which requires a high level of confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate complex information effectively required.
    • Demonstrated success in working and communicating effectively with individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds essential.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident as required by federal regulations for Primary/Designated School Officials (PDSO/DSO) and Alternate/Responsible Officers (RO/ARO).
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Master’s degree in a student services or related field or equivalent experience in international education preferred.
  • Experience utilizing a database management system for international students and scholars (i.e. ISSM) desirable.
  • Familiarity with U.S. immigration laws and regulations helpful.
  • Familiarity with software programs such as the student information system, SAP and SUNAPSIS.
  • Knowledge of the University’s policies and procedures.
Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins August 17. View requisition S_220898 at to apply.