International Outreach & Admissions Coordinator

first_imgDepartmentOffice of VC Student Affairs The position reports to the Director of International Relations andis a vital member of the International Relations team. He/she willprimarily be responsible for ensuring good flow through theadmissions pipeline via various modes of consistent communication.The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the University staysin good standing with USCIS and Homeland Security concerning F andJ visa regulations. This person will be responsible for creatingand executing holistic programing to help with studentacculturation, development and success. Quick Link for Positionhttps://jobs.uafs.edu/postings/1826 Working TitleInternational Outreach & Admissions Coordinator Anticipated start date06/14/2021 Position Number Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm. Some weekends and nights. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities * Do you understand that failure to complete the EmploymentHistory section of the application will result in automaticelimination?YesNo License(s)/Certifications * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficialtranscript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?YesNo Posting NumberNC00151P About the University Preferred Qualifications • Assist with recruitment of new international students with afocus on regional target areas. This includes but is not limited toprocessing applications, running reports, working with socialmedia, emailing prospective students and families, working withlocal high schools, community colleges, and domestic/overseasagents.• Assist the Primary Designated School Official ( PDSO ) andResponsible Officer (RO) in insuring our immigration compliancewith U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services by initiating theHomeland Security paperwork flow and maintaining SEVISaccounts.• Provide advisement and assistance with Study Abroad opportunitiesand procedures to students, staff and faculty. Additionally, thisrole will be responsible for communicating to partner universitiesconcerning deadlines, application procedures, insurancerequirements and immigration information.• Organize special events such as Orientation Week, InternationalEducation Week, International Festival, campus tours, local travelevents, workshops, etc.• Help to oversee student workers and manage the day-to-dayrequirements of the office such as processing invoices,requisitions, and ordering daily office supplies.• Provide holistic advisement and programming to all internationalstudents.• Assist the Executive Director with clerical and administrativesupport and other daily tasks.• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by actingand communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and to provideleadership for subordinates.• Requires consistent on-time attendance.• This description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listingof activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of theemployee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities maychange at any time, with or without notice.• Other duties as assigned. Posting Details Benefits For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University ofArkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learningcommunity with a student-centered approach focused on the successof the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative,hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert facultyto ensure students receive a future-focused education at the mostaffordable tuition rate in the state. The University has undergonesignificant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for successin the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutionsand affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on theArkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley.Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is nowa vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of culturalactivities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtownarts and entertainment district. Outdoor enthusiasts willappreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains,forests, parks, and waterways, both within the city limits andthroughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easydriving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City,Little Rock, and Memphis.The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities locatedon 170 beautifully-manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W.Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who chooseto live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes,complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campusapartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campusinvolvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100registered student organizations, which includes academicsocieties, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, andcultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in theNCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’svolleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country,and tennis. Competitive benefits package Special Instructions to Applicants Does this position require a background check?Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR)Check. Position requires employee complete Arkansas MandatedReporter training prior to employment. Special Job Dimensions Open Until FilledNo Work Schedulecenter_img Organizational and interpersonal skills are required. Work isprimarily performed in an office setting. Occasional extendedwalking, bends and lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required. Theindividual must be able to work independently and finish tasksaccurately and on time. May be required to work additional eveningor weekend hours. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity,affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting andsupporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. TheUniversity welcomes applications without regard to race, religion,color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexualorientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability,family medical history or genetic information, politicalaffiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the UnitedStates on the first day of employment. All applicant information issubject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom ofInformation Act.UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educationalopportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, nationalorigin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation,or gender identify. The University abides by all applicableemployment laws.As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the Universityis committed to provide equal employment opportunities for allapplicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring,transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits andall other aspects of employment. OIR provides information on a wide range of topics, includingadmissions, immigration issues, financial questions, social andcultural differences, study abroad, student affairs, and resourcesat the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and in thecommunity. Position Summary For full consideration, apply by May 12, 2021. Master’s Degree, 1-3 years experience in admissions; experiencewith SEVIS and processing F-1/J-1 documentation; proficiency inwritten and oral Spanish, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, orVietnamese. Close Date To perform the job successfully, the following competencies arerequired for the essential functions of this position:• Ability to prepare, present and review oral and writteninformation and reports.• Ability to meet regulatory eligibility to be a DSO / ARO .• Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies andprocedures.• Ability to organize and maintain filing and scanningprocedures.• Ability to operate various computer programs and CRMs.• High level of cross-cultural communication with employees,students, and the general public, maintaining confidentiality indaily operations, and to conduct daily duties in a professionalmanner.• Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; use timeefficiently; and develop realistic action plans.• Ability to handle multiple projects and duties as assigned; andto adapt to changes in work environment, manage completing demands,and deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events. * Did you complete the Employment History section of theapplication?YesNo * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?YesNo Open Date04/27/2021 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterUnofficial College TranscriptsOptional DocumentsProof of Veteran StatusAdditional DocumentSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Minimum Qualifications EEO Statement Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening Salary$28,000-$30,000 Bachelor’s degree. Summary of Job Duties About the College / Department This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminalbackground check, sex offender registry check, financial historybackground check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction orarrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history aloneshall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationshipto the requirements of the position. Background checks and drugscreening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?YesNo If yes, please describe.(Open Ended Question)* How did you learn of this employment opportunity?(Open Ended Question)last_img read more

Miles made a Michigan promise in interview for LSU job

first_imgHOUSTON – The Les Miles Era at LSU all started about three hours from here in San Antonio, Texas, at the JW Marriott Hotel.It began its 10th year Saturday night at NRG Stadium as the No. 13 Tigers opened the 2014 season against No. 14 Wisconsin.Dressed in sweatpants as he had just finished a practice with his Oklahoma State team in preparation for the Alamo Bowl against Ohio State on Dec. 29, 2004, Miles sat in a hotel conference room with then-LSU athletic director Skip Bertman and LSU Board of Supervisors members Stanley Jacobs of New Orleans and Charles Weems of Alexandria.Miles, then 51, may not have been dressed for success, but he oozed it as he had the Cowboys in their third straight bowl after inheriting a program before the 2001 season that had experienced one bowl season in the dozen previous seasons before his arrival. He had also twice slayed the hated and top four ranked Oklahoma in 2001 and ’02 and had interviewed for the Alabama job before the 2003 season. His star was rising.“I remember he was in his sweats,” Weems, an attorney in Alexandria who still usually travels with the Tigers, chuckled Friday from his home. “But he did great in the interview. He came across as such a personable guy and is as everybody knows. He was an easy interview – great to talk to. And he gave the right answers to everything we asked. He said he knew that LSU could continue to win big. And we all liked what he had done at Oklahoma State.”Miles was not LSU’s first choice to replace Nick Saban, who would be leaving to coach the NFL Miami Dolphins after guiding the Tigers against Iowa in the Jan. 1, 2004, Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida.Bertman, Jacobs and Weems had already interviewed Louisville coach Bobby Petrino in Memphis while his team was at the Liberty Bowl, Arkansas coach Houston Nutt in Orlando, and they had attempted to talk to then-NFL head coach Jack Del Rio of the Jacksonville Jaguars. But Del Rio pulled out and pulled over at the last minute while driving to Orlando when he learned his contract barred such interviews. And Weems and the late Richard Gill, a former president of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and president of the Shaw Group engineering company in Baton Rouge, interviewed LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher in Orlando.But Miles was LSU’s last choice.“He gave the perfect answer to a question I asked,” Weems said.Weems and LSU’s search committee were concerned with the Michigan factor. Miles had played offensive guard at Michigan under legendary coach Bo Schembechler and coached under him and under Schembechler’s successor Gary Moeller. Miles even talked like Schembechler. Weems asked him if Michigan – aka Mama – called after he was at LSU.“I’ll never forget what he said,” Weems said. “He had that twinkle in his eye as he often does and said, ‘Why would anybody leave LSU to go to Michigan?’ I knew we had our guy.”Miles did not get the offer right there, and a 33-7 loss to Ohio State in the Alamo bowl did not hurt his chances.“We went back to Baton Rouge and talked about it,” Weems said. “We were all blown away by him. Skip called Les a few days later and offered him the job.”That was on New Year’s Eve of 2004. Miles accepted, and the news broke late that night and early on New Year’s Day before and during the Tigers’ 30-25 loss to Iowa in the Capital One Bowl.Michigan, at the time, was at its second straight Rose Bowl under Coach Lloyd Carr, who had won his fifth Big Ten title and won the national championship in 1997. But LSU had just won the 2003 national title, and Saban had signed No. 1 recruiting classes in 2003 and 2004. National championship talent was waiting on the next coach.“Les knew what we all expected and what Nick’s performance in five years had proven,” Weems said. “And that was if a coach did what he needed to do in recruiting and coaching, LSU could be a monster. Les had seen what Nick had done and thought he could continue to win big, which he has. We just saw him as a great fit.”Miles went 11-2 in each of his first two seasons, then won the national championship at 12-2 in the 2007 season. And along the way, he turned down interest from Michigan, canceling an interview that had been set up for the week after the Tigers’ victory over Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game. Michigan later hired Rich Rodriguez.After two seasons of 8-5 and 9-4, Miles was back at 11-2 in 2010 and turned down an offer to coach Michigan following that season, according to LSU board member Stanley Jacobs and other sources. Michigan then hired Brady Hoke. Miles reached another national championship game as the 8-0 SEC champions in 2011 at 13-0, but lost to Alabama and Saban, who had left the Dolphins after two average seasons.Miles enters the 2014 season as one of the nation’s most successful coaches at 95-24 overall at LSU with a 52-20 record in the SEC.“He has been everything we could’ve wanted,” Weems said. “Other than a few glitches here and there that have been magnified mainly because of the coach he followed, he has been great. We couldn’t ask for more. He really fit in instantly, and I feel has continued to get better and better. He is more comfortable now, and I believe will continue to win big.”last_img read more