International Services Associate - International Services (90008807)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7088360 (Ref.No. 9213-en_US)
Posted: November 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The International Services Associate facilitates the legal admission of international students, scholars, trainees, faculty and visitors to the United States to participate in research, education, and clinical service programs in conjunction with the needs of the College and government regulations. The candidate provides visa clearances for all non-U.S. citizens invited, appointed or hired by the College. The candidate also provides support and resources to help all non-U.S. citizens maintain and comply with their immigration status.

Job Duties

  • Advises and assists international students, scholars, trainees, faculty and visitors in obtaining and maintaining U.S. non-immigrant status and USCIS work authorization in conjunction with BCM policy and procedure, from prior to hiring to the termination of their activities with the College.
  • Reviews, analyzes, interprets and applies constantly changing federal rules/regulations, policies and practices.
  • Serves as Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer for Baylor's F-1 and J-1 SEVIS program.
  • Prepares immigration forms and correspondence and files applications with the appropriate governmental agencies (USCIS, DOS, DOL, etc.).
  • Counsels departments on non-immigration and immigration issues, and on BCM policies and procedures.
  • Conducts one-on-one or group orientations with non-immigrant visa holders.
  • Manages a caseload and maintains up-to-date data using multiple reporting systems. 
  • Responds to questions and issues via phone, e-mail, and in person.
  • On/Offboards all non-U.S. citizens in the College.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field with 3-5 years of professional work experience in the area of immigration, SEVIS, and/or international student/scholar advising.


  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. lawful permanent resident to serve as a SEVIS designated officer.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.