The University of Rochester was founded in 1850 and is one the nation's leading universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare and education leader in Upstate New York. The University of Rochester seeks a Senior Immigration Advisor for Scholar Services to provide immigration sponsorship and related services for over 500 international employees/scholars and their dependent family members. Working closely with the ISO Scholar Services team, the Senior Immigration Advisor (SIA) offers advanced expertise on complex immigration, cultural, and personal issues. The SIA manages a large, diverse caseload and coordinates support for international populations throughout the University and the departments that host them. Extensive knowledge of J-1, H-1B, TN, O-1, F-1OPT and STEM, Department of Labor regulations, Permanent Residence regulations, SEVIS, and Medical Waivers for MD’s via CONRAD, HHS, ARC, etc. are necessary to advise international employees and scholars at the University of Rochester and the University of Rochester Medical Center. The SIA develops and delivers workshop presentations, online resources, along with other programs and tools. Represents the ISO and the University within various internal committees and externally to government agencies and off campus organizations. Maintains a creative, collaborative, and pragmatic approach to address individual case needs and broader trends within the University community. Assists Associate Director in development of relevant policy, communications, and training for UR administrators, employees, and scholars, as needed.
The University of Rochester values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for persons regardless of age, color, disability, domestic violence status, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 1 -2 years experience required. 5-7 years relevant experience preferred. Preferred experience with immigration for international employees and scholars in higher education environment with a medical center; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of J-1, H-1B, TN, O-1, F-1OPT and STEM F-1 OPT, Department of Labor, Permanent Residence regulations, SEVIS, and Medical Waivers for MD’s via CONRAD, HHS, ARC etc., are required. Familiarity with Sunapsis is preferred. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required. Ability to work both independently and as a constructive, collaborative member of a team and with people at all levels within the University and various governmental agencies. Ability to exercise sound, individual judgment in solving problems. Must possess well-developed research, writing, presentation, and analytical skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required, and experience or comfort in learning new applications to handle web publishing preferred. Experience with cross cultural exchange and/or studying or working overseas is strongly preferred. Per federal regulations, in order to be an Alternate Responsible Officer with responsibilities for the Exchange Visitor Program, U.S. citizen or permanent residence is required.
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About University of Rochester
The University of Rochester was founded in 1850 and is one of the nation's leading universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare and education leader in Upstate New York. The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our campuses are home to 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 10,000 students—approximately half of whom are women.
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester’s health research, teaching and patient care missions. With more than 26,000 employees, URMC is the largest component of the University of Rochester, the largest private sector employer based in Upstate New York and the sixth-largest employer in the state.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian, and nonprofit research university.