ADVISOR TO INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS, Office of the Provost-International Students Office (ISO), to join an office serving 2400 international faculty and researchers (non-students) from 90+ countries annually. Will advise departments and scholars on human resources policies and U.S. government regulations related to non-immigrant employment; assist in determining appropriate visa options (B-1, J-1, J-1 STS, H-1B, TN, E-3, and others); provide guidance on exchange visitor travel, 12- and 24-month bars, 212(e) advisory opinions and waivers, J transfers, and J-2 work permission; advise scholars on employment-based visas; prepare and submit H-1B prevailing wage requests, LCAs, and USCIS applications; conduct orientation sessions for newly arrived scholars; generate and circulate database reports; stay abreast of scholar tax filing requirements; assist in planning and running events; troubleshoot with computer help desk to resolve desktop issues and other technology-related issues; and assist in training and mentoring new employees and student workers.
REQUIRED: U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency (U.S. Department of State requirement for J-1 Program Alternate Responsible Officers); bachelor's degree or its equivalent; at least three years' immigration-related work experience, preferably in an academic setting; exchange visitor advising experience and firm knowledge of J-1 regulations and procedures; SEVIS batch, RTI, and student/scholar services software/database familiarity; experience preparing employment-based non-immigrant petitions (e.g., H-1B, TN, E-3); strong communication skills, including comfort speaking in front of groups; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a busy office setting; record of establishing positive working relationships with stakeholders such as campus administrators, faculty, and other staff; familiarity with software updates and other technology issues; event/programming experience; cooperative work style; and ability to independently set priorities and meet deadlines. Some experience abroad preferred. Job #14969-O
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