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CUNY International Student Specialist - Transfer Student Center & Recruitment in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: International Student Specialist - Transfer Student Center & Recruitment

Job ID: 21470

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students offering associate and baccalaureate degree in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies.

Located in the Metrotech area of downtown Brooklyn, we are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, preparing them for a rapidly changing world. For over five years City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college. City Tech employs approximately 1,000 full-time faculty and staff, and over 900 part-time faculty.

Reporting to the Director of Transfer Student Center and Recruitment, in addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the International Student Specialist's typical duties include but are not limited to

  • Liaise with government agencies, including SEVIS, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of State.

  • Help to ensure regulatory information is up to date on the City Tech website.

  • Assist with a rigorous outreach and admission process throughout its entire life cycle, ensuring targets and benchmarks

for recruitment and admissions are achieved each cycle.

  • Support the admission department at events, including occasional evening and weekend events.

  • Provide excellent and supportive service to prospective and current students.

  • Ability to travel to metro area schools for recruitment events.

  • Effectively communicate with students, staff, and faculty via written and verbal modes.

  • Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings.



  • Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required


  • Knowledge of F-1 and J-1 student immigration regulations and SEVIS (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System).

  • Previous experience as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) strongly preferred.

  • Relevant immigration regulation, advisement, and compliance experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, computer proficiency, and customer service experience.

  • Ability to communicate in English and foreign languages is highly desirable.


Organizes and administers programs to support the success of international students.

  • Coordinates international student recruitment and enrollment services

  • Collects, evaluates, and reports information on a number of international student success factors

  • Works with campus departments on programs which promote the success of international students

  • Creates and implements communications strategies, workshops/events, and other special resources to support the international student community

  • Monitors compliance activities at the campus (e.g., visas, SEVIS and other reports) and stays current on regulations and other developments

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




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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Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on or after December 26, 2019.


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.