Monday, December 6, 2010

Immigration and Activities Assistant

UW International Educational Outreach is looking for a student Immigration and Activities Assistant. The primary unit to be served is the English Language Programs, assisting and reporting to the Student Services and Immigration Advisors. We are a busy office, serving over 600 international students per quarter. We’re looking for someone who: has an interest in working with international students; is able to work both independently and as part of a team; and is able to handle a complex and busy work environment.

Please e-mail or fax your resume along with a letter of interest to Dina Johnson by 5:00 pm, Sunday, December 13, 2010.
E-mail: dinajo! Fax #: (206) 685-9572

Position responsibilities:
• Help plan and implement student activities and events; independently serve as contact and facilitator for events
• Help plan and assist at orientations and other ceremonies
• Reserve event/reception space
• Coordinate up-dates and distribution of student newsletter “Essential News”
• Update all student contact information changes with registration office and in immigration database
• Assist with the creation and maintenance of international student immigration files
• Maintain e-mail correspondence with students
• General administrative support, including: making copies, files, printing file labels, filing, receptionist coverage, creating correspondence, information packets, certificates, data compilation, data entry
• Assist the Student Services and Immigration Advisors as needed

Dates: Start as soon as possible; continue at ! least 1 year
Hours: Must work 16 to 19.5 hours per week, sp! read over four or five days a week
During breaks could be 40 hours/week (full-time)
Rate: $10.00 per hour

Position qualifications and requirements:
• An outgoing personality and a strong interest in student services
• Able to think on feet, ready to adapt to changes and situations as they come up
• Event planning experience
• Experience studying a second language, living or studying abroad and/or interacting with international students in the U.S.
• Interest in cross-cultural communication
• Highly developed organizational skills
• Familiarity with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Fluent English speaker
• Citizen or Resident Immigrant of the U.S. Required for working with government immigration database
• Familiarity with fax machines, email, and copying machines in a business setting
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment, be flexible, and have a sense of humor
• Able! to follow directions and clarify procedures, perform tasks with accuracy and attention to detail, and follow through on tasks assigned
• Work on occasional evenings or weekends to lead student activities
• Currently enrolled as a UW student
• Possess valid drivers license and good driving record