Job Description

International Program Advisor

Requisition IDreq6845
Working TitleInternational Program Advisor
Position Grade09
Position Summary

The UNM Global Education Office (GEO) is seeking a highly motivated candidate interested and/or experienced in global higher education immigration compliance and international student support and advisement. The successful candidate will join a team that currently supports over 1,800 international students and scholars from over 100 countries around the world.

Primary Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Provides individual advisement to international students regarding regulatory/administrative issues such as maintenance of legal status while holding a student visa, travel outside the US, extensions/changes of status, and bringing family members into the country; under supervision, may recommend and process student work authorizations. Prepares and processes official government documents pertaining to incoming
    international students and scholars; communicates with departments regarding these documents and details related to individual students and scholars. Instructs departments regarding regulatory requirements for inviting international students and scholars to campus; reviews and assesses eligibility of individual department requests for non-immigrant documents for potential visiting international scholars.
  • Assists with Department of Homeland Security tracking and reporting requirements for international students/scholars; ensures database compatibility with external government regulatory software. Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program/project records and statistical information.
  • Provides administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of international student and scholar services and programs including assisting in the coordination of new student check-in and orientation programs.
  • Performs or delegates clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, and editing of program correspondence. Will work and coordinate with student employees, volunteers, and/or interns in data entry and basic procedures.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.
Must be a U.S.Citizen or permanent resident.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred QualificationsExperience:
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working as an international student/scholar advisor
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in an international or multi-cultural setting
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working in a higher education environment
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in public speaking or teaching

Knowledge of:

  • Federal regulations governing non-immigrant students and visitors
  • The Department of Homeland Security's SEVIS system


  • Master's degree
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently complete detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Demonstrated proficiency using software applications including databases, word processing, online calendars, email, web content management systems and internet applications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using SEVIS and accurately processing data between databases
  • Proficiency in English and at least one additional language
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with ability to independently set priorities, coordinate and complete a number of competing assignments within established deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to investigate, assemble, analyze, interpret, and apply information from a wide variety of sources
Additional RequirementsThis position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentGlobal Education Office (064A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$12.38-$16.82 hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date10/29/2018
Application InstructionsPlease include a resume and cover letter. Cover letter should demonstrate experience related to primary duties and preferred qualifications in 700 words or less. Recommendation letters that speak specifically to the duties and responsibilities of the International Program Advisor position are welcome, but not required.
Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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