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International Student Support Specialist: Recruitment & Retention **INTERNAL POSTING**
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 04/24/2019
Admin-Admissions and Enrollment
Salary Salary Range: $4,526 - 5,490/Month, Hiring Range: $4,526 - $4,989/Month -  
Employment Type 40 hrs/week, 12 mont
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

District Office

The Peralta Community College District is a two-year college system, dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and community services to the communities it serves, including the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont California. The District enrolls over 25,000 students in a broad range of transfer and occupational curricula. The colleges in the District include College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College and Berkeley City College, which operate under the governance of a seven- member Board of Trustees and are administered by a Chancellor/Superintendent.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 18.062% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalPERS member handbook is available at, please visit the website at  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation 

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Job Title

International Student Support Specialist: Recruitment & Retention **INTERNAL POSTING**

Time Base

40 hrs/week, 12 months/year


Salary Range: $4,526 - 5,490/Month, Hiring Range: $4,526 - $4,989/Month

Position Type



International Educ. Program (125)

Job Description Summary

This vacancy is open only to current regular and hourly employees who are members of SEIU Local 1021. Per Article 8.7 of the Local 1021 contract, this job is being posted for ten (10) working days.

Under direction of the Director of International Services, performs professional level work related to providing administrative support to the Office of International Affairs; coordination of international students support services related to recruitment and retention, and orientation and outreach; tracks and reports requirements utilizing database software and ensures compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) guidelines. Performs related duties as assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Advises F-1 international students on admissions requirements, college programs, services and F-1 rules and regulations
• Participates in online and in person recruitment activities in the U.S. and abroad as required to recruit F-1 international students
• Tracks, monitors and follows up with direct and indirect F-1 international student leads
• Develop contacts with local and global international community
• Designs, organizes, and implements all F-1 international student presentations for the purposes of F-1 international student recruitment
• Develop and maintain activities calendar and propose and arrange new innovative activities
• Assists with the coordination of F-1 international student orientation, F-1 international Education Week, International Graduation Awards Ceremony and other events
• Assist with outreach and retention of F-1 international students, including developing strategies to enhance student completion and success
• Coordinates and plans retention strategies that support the unique needs of F-1 international students
• Post/publish and disseminate information related to F-1 international student activities, programs, and other information through social media, websites, and other forums
• Create requisitions and purchase orders to pay bills and order supplies
• Assist and follow up with travel request and expense claim forms
• Creates work orders for office maintenance and needs
• Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO)
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in one of the social sciences, or a related field and one (1) year of professional experience working with international students and implementing INS regulations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the

2. One (1) year of professional experience working with F-1 international students and/or with outreach and retention.

3. One (1) year experience studying or working abroad.

4. Ability to travel locally and internationally (35%).

5. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of computers, technology and social media including but not limited to spreadsheet and database management software programs (e.g., MS Office Suite, MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, etc.) and other relevant tools for communication.

5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.

• Intercultural awareness and ability to communicate with non-native English speakers.

• Ability to speak another language.

Environmental Demands

• occasional work performed alone
• constant work around and with people

Other Requirements

• occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and climbing stairs
• occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs.
• occasional pushing and pulling up to 20 lbs.
• occasional twisting of body
• occasional use of manual dexterity
• occasional use of tactile acuity
• occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for color
• frequent work at a rapid pace
• frequent reaching, high, low, and level
• frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech
• frequent visual acuity for reading
• constant sitting
• constant use of clear oral communication

Tools & Equipment Used

Standard Office Equipment

Application Deadline Date

May 8, 2019

Open Date

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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