Designated Student Officer

Posted On: February 25, 2019

Hours: Part Time



  • Advises F-1 students on issues including but not limited to I-20 requirements and issuance, pre-arrival information, orientation, rules for maintaining F-1 status, travel/reentry, and work authorization.
  • Presents and participates in student programming for international students such as orientation and employment workshops
  • Assists F-1 students with applications for benefits such as CPT, OPT, RCL, On-campus Employment, and Severe Hardship
  • Tracks international admits and advises students on procedures needed to become an international student at Cooper
  • Advises students in other statuses and tracks those in the process of changing status
  • Maintains and updatse student records in order to complete timely reporting to DHS
  • Completes all DSO reporting requirements in a timely manner
  • Acts as a liaison to other departments, faculty, and staff on immigration issues
  • Remains up to date on changing USCIS and DHS regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Assists with communication plan design and deployment to international students
  • Creates printed and website materials regarding immigration rules and advisement
  • Collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs on programming to facilitate the on-campus integration of international students
  • Other duties or projects as assigned


  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
  • 2-3 years of administrative experience in an international student services, international education, or immigration advising role.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Strong intercultural communication skills
  • Highly organized and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends occasionally, including emergency phone if needed
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience as a DSO and/or ARO preferred
  • Experience with Colleague preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree required

This is a non-union position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.