As an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) authorized by the Departments of State and Homeland Security, International Scholar Advisors interpret complex U.S. immigration laws, regulations, policies and procedures as applied to individual international faculty, researchers, staff and visitors at Indiana University. Exercise professional judgment to advise and counsel these individuals on all aspects of their stay in the United States and at IU, while also ensuring that Indiana University complies with federal monitoring and reporting requirements. Actively participate in the development, maintenance, and growth of staff expertise in the laws and regulations governing international employees and visitors and in promulgating IU policies and procedures that ensure ongoing compliance. Plan, develop and conduct programming to educate IU’s international scholars and the IU community on the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures governing these individuals. Ensure that required information is reported to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in accordance with federal requirements and that required immigration documentation needed to maintain legal status is adjudicated accurately and efficiently. Serve as immigration expert to other IU departments and as liaison with state and local government agencies on issues related to international scholars.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years of related immigration experience.
Must be PR or US Citizen to serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Demonstrated familiarity with DHS, DOL, and DOS regulations related to immigrant and non-immigrant work and research possibilities. Strong communication and multitasking skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field. Familiarity with scholar visa types (OPT/AT, J-1, H-1B, TN, O-1, E-3).
Internal Number: 11106P
About Indiana University
Indiana University is a major state, research university in the heart of southern Indiana. Of a student body of over 38,000, almost 11% are international, representing more than 130 different countries.
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.