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Georgia Southern University
  • Position Number: 5335040
  • Location: Statesboro, GA
  • Position Type: International Programs

Assistant Director of International Student Admissions & Programs

Job ID: 273557
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

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Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

International Student Admissions and Programs

Job Summary

The Assistant Director provides leadership to the Office of International Student Admissions and Programs (ISAP) as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) for Georgia Southern, ensuring Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) compliance. Based on the Statesboro campus, the Assistant Director guides in the analysis, interpretation and implementation of state and federal policies related to F-1 international students, supervising International Student Advisors on the Statesboro and Savannah campuses. This position also serves as the primary department liaison to the College of Graduate Studies, international graduate student prospects and newly admitted graduate students.

  • Serve as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO), monitoring compliance with federal F-1 regulations and maintaining University SEVIS compliance
  • Lead in the development, implementation and assessment of efficient daily office immigration related processes, procedures and policies
  • Hire, train, manage and supervise International Student Advisors, providing leadership and direction in meeting department goals
  • Oversee data and technology improvements within Terra Dotta Software
  • Advise international students and university departments, presents options, and recommends solutions related to immigration status
  • Plan, develop, and conduct meaningful programs and workshops to support international student success
  • Serve as the liaison for international graduate students and as the primary liaison for issues related to health insurance and taxes for all international students
  • Serve as a University advocate/resource for international students

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience
  • Three (3) or more years of related work experience
  • One (1) or more years of experience as DSO

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with F-1 federal immigration regulations
  • Intercultural communication and presentation skills

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree

Preferred Experience
  • Three (3) or more years of experience as DSO or PDSO
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience creating and implementing programs for international students
  • Experience with Banner and Terra Dotta software

Proposed Salary

$50,500 - $57,720

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and secure sensitive information
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage competing tasks timely and successfully with and without direct supervision

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Strong knowledge of applicable federal and state regulation, policy and procedures

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Application review may begin on June 20, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours Serve food and stage office events
  • Occasional travel may be required

Background Check
  • Standard + Education

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