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Coordinator, International Admissions

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 5090

Title: Coordinator, International Admissions

Department: Admissions

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Enrollment Management

Job Sub-Family: Admissions

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 13

Grade Min: $47,731

Grade Mid: $57,277

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Coordinator, International Admission provides support, guidance, and immigration advice to prospective and current international students, as well as assisting with the recruitment of international students, at all times complying with government and international regulations.


  • Maintains and organizes all relevant information for SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System), including certification requirements and international compliance documentation, and performs related data entry tasks.
  • Provides up-to-date and relevant information to international students regarding F-1 Visa restrictions and university regulations, policies, and procedures; ensures that international students remain in compliance with all immigration requirements.
  • Advises international students on immigration restrictions, processes and procedures such as work permits, reinstatements, reduced course load authorizations, change of status, medical leave, and economic hardship employment authorization.
  • Provides advising sessions for degree-seeking international students, ensuring that students are fully enrolled and meeting class, graduation, and immigration requirements; assists students with best practices, career advising, OPT and CPT opportunities, and university relations.
  • Coordinates and plans events and programs such as new student orientation, OPT/CPT Workshops, Transfer Fairs, Open House, virtual information sessions, and recruiting events at other colleges and high schools.
  • Reviews and maintains the daily international admissions report, tracking new applications, sending welcome emails to new applications, and following up with students who have not completed the process.
  • Develops and maintains connections with global organizations in the Houston area to assist with the on-going recruitment of students; builds networks of international partners through outreach and training and development opportunities.
  • Functions as a liaison between students and campus departments to expedite the resolution of student problems.
  • Promotes university opportunities to prospective students by developing and delivering presentations to high schools, businesses, and organizations.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience, including experience in advising students in a higher education setting and with student information systems.


  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of F1 Visa policies;
  • Knowledge of immigration policies and the related trends, issues, and accepted practices.


  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office and PeopleSoft;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community.

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an office environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks. Must have the ability to move items of up to 20lbs.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Student Advising/Assistance

  • Demonstrates the ability to advise and assist university students and/or prospective students with academic plans and course selection, financial options, career plans, and/or student opportunities.
  • Shares relevant knowledge and insight to apprise students of the university's programs and services.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Listens and responds to student requests and concerns with patience and understanding.
  • Treats students with respect.

Computer/Automated System Proficiency

  • Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
  • Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:10 AM