CUNY Student Life International Student Advisor in Bronx, New York


The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a senior college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study.

Reporting to the Director of the International Student and Scholar Office, the International Student Advisor will perform the following additional duties:

  • Assist with administering programs and services.

  • Stay current with SEVP-Student and Exchange Visitor Program regulations and College policies and procedures.

  • Perform SEVIS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System operations, including issuance of I-20 and DS-2019 Certificates of Eligibility.

  • Advise international students and scholars in obtaining and maintaining F-1 and J-1 non-immigrant status.

  • Monitor and report on F-1 and J-1 college enrollment and federal compliance requirements.

  • Recommend/authorize work permission options based on restrictions to international students according to status (F1: On-campus Employment, Optional Practical Training, Curricular Practical Training, Severe Economic Hardship and J-1: Academic Training).

  • Provide information and guidance to faculty and administrators regarding College and student/scholar obligations pertinent to U.S. entry, status maintenance, work permission, health and safety, academic progress and program completion.

  • Conduct immigration and cultural orientation sessions, workshops and events.

  • Provide relevant resources and experiential learning opportunities.

  • Serve on appropriate College committees.

Evening and weekend work may be required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Strong organizational and administrative abilities are essential, as are excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving ability

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Interest in working with diverse cultures and communities

  • Ability to set goals and meet deadlines

  • Knowledge of SEVIS operations, reporting and record keeping preferred

  • Experience advising international students and scholars on immigration, cultural, college enrollment, registration, and student life issues preferred

  • Knowledge of student support services and resources preferred


Assists and advises international students on immigration and related issues

  • Advises new and continuing international students on immigration procedures, registration, change of status, leave of absence, and other issues; facilitates immigration paperwork and data processing

  • Processes information in related systems such as SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Immigration System) and I-1440 databases related to student activities; assists in maintaining student records and creating related reports

  • Maintains up-to-date information on regulations, policies and practices (internal and external) pertaining to international students

  • Assists in organizing orientation programs, cross-cultural events, and informational workshops

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Assistant to HEO




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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January 28, 2017


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Lehman College

Job Title: Student Life International Student Advisor

Job ID: 15762

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular