International Services Advisor

International Services Advisor

Reston, Virginia



The International Services Advisor is responsible for advising international students on matters related to their status as an international student. The International Services Advisor works with international students to aid them in maintaining lawful immigration status by advising on immigration regulations, policies, and procedures. Additionally, this position assists students by serving as a Designated School Official (DSO).  This position is full-time with the expectations of 40 hours per week with occasional evening and/or weekend work required.  The remote/flexible work schedule allows a hybrid work environment of remote and on-site work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise international students on matters relating to their specific immigration regulations and visa statuses.
  • Engage in frequent contact with international students until graduation to assist students with institutional compliance and federal regulations as related to international students.
  • Advise students in making informed decision regarding international visa requirements.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO).
  • Process international student requests including I-20s.
  • Manage the academic progress of international students and report this information, through a web portal, to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a regular basis.
  • Advise students on immigration status related information.
  • Oversee the maintenance of international student files to ensure accuracy in Sunapsis and SEVIS.
  • Maintain the international admit and international student email in-boxes.
  • Organize informational sessions for international students and academic advisors.
  • Stay up-to-date on government updates for international students.
  • Assist with admission processes when and if needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working knowledge of technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to build collaborative working relationships at all levels within the university.

Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with international student relations.


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)
  • Financial Insurance – employer paid Long Term Disability and voluntary Short-Term Disability, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness options are available
  • 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.