International Program Advisor

Orlando, Florida
May 24, 2023
Jul 23, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

UCF Global

UCF Global is the international hub on campus striving to transform lives by providing access to high-impact, international experiences across the UCF and global community with a commitment to excellence in partnership, innovation, and services.

The Opportunity:

The International Program Advisor serves as a SEVIS Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Office (ARO). The primary function is to track, update, report, and maintain immigration records under the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) and advise international students and exchange visitors on topics related to their immigration status. Must be able to interpret and follow Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) rules and regulations. The Coordinator/Immigration Advisor works with the UCF Global- International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) team and reports to the Director, of UCF Global- ISSS.

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.


  • Serves as a SEVIS Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for international students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. Interprets, processes, and signs US Department of Homeland Security and US Department of State forms for school transfers, registration, change of status, reinstatement, program extension, employment, practical training, travel, re-entry, and other immigration issues.

  • Provides immigration advising and assistance to international students and exchange visitors related to maintaining non-immigrant status.

  • Updates information and tracking of students and exchange visitors through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) required database SEVIS. Updates and records information in PeopleSoft. Ensures documentation of processed services and activities is sent to the ViewStar system.

  • Utilizes computer technology to disseminate academic and legal status information to students and exchange visitors as well as to ensure regulatory compliance and students' participation in legal benefits available under federal immigration regulations.

  • Collaborates with campus departments and local community organizations on issues and programs pertinent to international populations.

  • Collects and updates immigration-related information of dependents.

  • Monitors compliance with health insurance requirements.

  • Ensures security and confidentiality of J and F records.

  • Serves on the UCF Global Immigration Advising Team and other related teams to improve the quality of information and services offered to the international population.

  • Submits monthly reports to the director on international students & scholars tracking and assigned projects.

  • Follows up on SEVIS alerts to ensure that SEVIS records for students and exchange visitors are updated. Initiates and maintains communication with the SEVIS Help Desk to resolve any issues that impact SEVIS records.

  • Submits reports on SEVIS tracking.

  • Serves as one of the presenters in educational programs and workshops offered to new and continuing exchange visitors and students by UCF Global.

  • Assist in the distribution and collection of assessments, departmental publications, and information packages.

  • Other Duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience serving a multicultural/multi-ethnic student population.

  • Experience with Immigration and Customs Enforcement SEVIS database.

  • Experience working in an international office at an institution of higher education.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.


UCF Global - International Student and Scholar Services

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Type of Appointment


Expected Salary

$42,367.00 to $45,000.

Job Posting End Date


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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