Reporting to the Manager, International Students Office (ISO), the incumbent advises international students and is the key resource person when dealing with immigration authorities. He/she will lead and analyzes complex student cases and recommend the best course of action to students and advisors.
- Maintain liaison with governmental offices, internal departments and other academic institutions with regards to international students; coordinate the Ministry Audit for international students; represent Concordia on external committees reviewing immigration policy and procedures and advocate for changes in response to international students’ needs.
- Advise and provide information to international students on immigration, policies & procedures, study and work permits as well as para-academic issues; ensure the Manager is regularly advised of issues and concerns relating to complex cases.
- Monitor international students whose immigration status or personal situation requires attention.
- Conduct orientation sessions and workshops; develop and organize special projects and programs at the request of the Manager.
- Compile and analyze statistics and trends on international issues.
- Perform other duties as required in support of the operation of the unit.
- Bachelor’s degree and four to seven years of related work experience.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and spoken French (in order to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students and to draft correspondence, documentation, and reports); basic knowledge (Level 3) of written French.
- Must be a member in good standing with one of the following: Certified Consultant with the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) or lawyer or para legal who are members of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society or a notary who is a member of the Chambre des notaires du Quebec.
- Knowledge of immigration laws and regulations applicable to international students.
- Basic knowledge of Word and PowerPoint (to create and update documents and presentations) and good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Access and Excel (to work with databases and spreadsheets).
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal sensitively with individuals and to give presentations.
- Experience in dealing compassionately with individuals in sometimes difficult personal situations.
- Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
- Aptitude to work in a service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
- Able to work outside normal operating hours for special events.
$70,988.18 - $84,798.44 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by January 15, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.