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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0031 / International Program Advisor
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides a range of administrative/regulatory, academic, and/or sociocultural advisement and informational support services to students and scholars participating in an international education degree, program, or initiative. Assists in the development and delivery of relevant informational material for students, scholars, departments and the international community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides routine individual advisement to international and domestic students and/or scholars participating in an international education degree, program, or initiative regarding regulatory and administrative issues.
  2. Assists with preparation of regulatory compliance documents for students and scholars participating in an international education initiative.
  3. Collects data and prepares international education student and scholar reports. Maintains records and statistical information.
  4. Interfaces administratively with departments and community stakeholders in support of international education initiatives.
  5. Assists in the coordination and implementation of formalized orientation programs for international education programs.
  6. Assists with informational presentations and with preparation of manuals and informational materials for international education initiatives.
  7. Data entry and record keeping utilizing proprietary databases in compliance with all university, local, state, and federal regulations.
  8. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in using proprietary databases and running routine reports.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Ability to comply with stated regulatory procedures.
  • Knowledge of legal and governmental procedures and documentation requirements regarding the disposition of foreign nationals.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal provisions and institutional responsibilities associated with non-immigrants.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Current knowledge and understanding of relevant laws and regulations pertaining to individuals holding non-immigrant visas.

Conditions of Employment

  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017