Job Positions

International Student Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


International Programs & Extended Learning


Green River College

Date Posted:


Close Date:

May 9 priority, open until filled


Position Description
We have an outstanding opportunity for a full-time International Student Advisor. This position's primary function is to provide all aspects of advising to international students to support recruitment and retention in order to meet the enrollment goals of the college. This position reports to the Director of International Student Advising.

Position Responsibilities:
Provide personal, relationship-based care and advising for international students in areas including: academic, university transfer, immigration, personal, employment, cultural, and health
Serve as lead advisor for designated areas of study
Assist students in creating customized degree plans in order to help them achieve their educational goals
Provide orientation sessions for international studentsWork collaboratively with IP marketing team and other areas of International Programs and Extended Learning (IPEL) to continuously improve Green River's outstanding and competitive int'l advising program with a focus on nationwide university transfer
Market and promote GRC's educational programs and services to students, international agents and organizations
Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies in collaboration with the advising team, marketing team, and other areas of IPEL
Some evening and weekend work required
Occasional domestic and international travel required
Execute other related responsibilities as assigned

Application Information
Apply online

Institution Information
Green River College is located 40 minutes south of Seattle, WA in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. More than 9,000 students study at Green River, including 1,700 international students from 64 countries. We offer associate's degrees, certificate programs, and select bachelor's degrees in business, IT and aviation. Green River is ranked in the top 10 for international student enrollment among community colleges in the USA and was the recipient of the NAFSA Paul Simon Award for Internationalization. Green River International Programs Advising is a leader when it comes to University Transfer, High School Completion, Intensive English, and Gap Year programs. Green River prides itself on the great service it offers our students such as personal advising, on-campus student housing, student involvement activities, leadership opportunities and more.

Additional Information
More than Just a Paycheck! Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package, including an excellent state benefits package (health and dental plans, option of participating in the State Board Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF) or in the Washington state Department of Retirement Systems' PERS 3 Plan. There may be other retirement options available under limited circumstances. We offer 24 vacation days per year, 11 paid holidays per year, 12 days of paid sick leave per year, as well as one paid personal holiday. Other fringe benefits include the ability to participate in a tuition-waiver program, option to participate in WA state's Voluntary Deferred Compensation Program, as well as a supplemental retirement program through TIAA-CREF, We also offer a convenient daycare and on-campus fitness center. Health Benefits: Medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under the Public Employees Benefits Board.

Contact Information
Sandra Spadoni



Required Qualifications 
Bachelor's degree
Experience living abroad or studying abroad
Demonstrated intercultural competency
Demonstrated ability to develop and build relationships
Ability to provide comprehensive international student advising: academic, university transfer, immigration, personal, employment, cultural, and health
Ability to interpret academic degree requirements, academic policies and procedures to facilitate student academic progress
Ability to use and learn appropriate technology including Salesforce, MS Office and social media
Ability to work within legal and ethical guidelines for WA state higher education institutions
Attention to detail and good follow through
Effective interpersonal and project management skills
Experience working in a fast-paced environment with little downtime
Experience working in an educational setting
Must meet the Department of Homeland Securities' requirements for a Designated School Official

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree
Experience in academic advising
Experience in transfer or admissions advising
Experience advising international students on immigration regulations
Experience in marketing, recruitment or outreach
Experience working in a community college
Fluency in a language other than English