International Administrative Assistant and DSO

International Administrative Assistant and DSO

International Administrative Assistant and DSO
Angola, Indiana



The Administrative Assistant and DSO provides administrative support primarily to the staff in the Office of International Services. Additionally, the Administrative Assistant serves as a point of contact between the department and students, other university faculty and staff, and outside persons. Working with the international staff from the main Trine University campus in Angola, Indiana, the Administrative Assistant and Designated School Official (DSO) is responsible for all procedures related to I-20 processing, SEVIS record updating, and program updates.

This position is a full-time job with expectations of 40 hours per week.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond to inquiries from prospective international students and our international partners.
  • Communicate effectively and promptly vital information via email, phone, Skype, etc.
  • Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) to update and maintain the SEVIS records of nonimmigrant students, and other SEVIS responsibilities. Understand SEVIS/SEVP/DHS and USCIS regulations to assure Trine University students remain in compliance with current regulations.
  • Maintain communications between Trine University and overseas partners.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President, and/or the Senior DSO.  

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree is required. Preference will be given to those who have previous experience working with international students or customers and/or in a private college/university office of admission

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs, flex spending or HSA accounts
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with employee life insurance (1½ times annual salary)
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Vacation and Sick Pay – in accordance with Trine's policy



The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification.  Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.