International Student Academic Advisor

Brown University

Job Description:

The College at Brown University oversees academic advising for all undergraduate students, collaborating with faculty and staff across the University to support students’ academic progress and success. Within this context, the International Student Academic Advisor will serve as part of the College’s academic advising team to provide holistic academic and financial advising to self-identified international undergraduate students.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for International Students, the International Student Academic Advisor will provide international students with comprehensive academic and cross-cultural support from orientation to graduation within the context of Brown’s Open Curriculum. As a partner to the College’s financial advising team, the incumbent will also advise international students around financial issues that may intersect with academic, sociocultural, immigration, personal and health circumstances. The International Student Academic Advisors will provide academic support programming throughout the academic year, and will be responsible for supporting processes including routine F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Independent study proposals and Optional Practical Training (OPT) academic checks. The incumbent will also serve as a member of Global Brown, a cross-university partnership which supports the inbound and outbound global mobility of the Brown community.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in international education, counseling, student personnel, psychology, or related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in higher education or academic support, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Competencies

  • Knowledge of best practices and current issues in student development theories and academic support for international students.
  • Experience working with international students to provide academic support and/or intercultural programming.
  • Knowledge of F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations and experiences advising F-1 and J-1 visa holders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience working with international students on financial literacy.
  • Demonstrated experience advocating for and making change towards aspirational goals related to equity and inclusion. Proven track record in furthering institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives while supporting students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized backgrounds is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and mobilize others (staff, faculty, and students) to achieve shared goals.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Successful experience in academic program administration, including planning and development, and implementation. Demonstrated commitment to assessment and gathering/acting on feedback from students, faculty, and colleagues.
  • Preferred: Prior P/DSO and A/RO experience or experience working in undergraduate financial aid
  • Preferred: Proficiency in a foreign language and previous international experience.

Additional Information
Occasional evening and weekend work required for critical College and University events.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Job Posting Title:
International Student Academic Advisor

The College

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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