The Harvard International Office (HIO) was established in 1944 to respond to the needs of a growing number of international students. The HIO serves over 10,000 international students and scholars, many of whom are accompanied by family members. The HIO provides assistance with the settling-in process and advice in complying with U.S. Government regulations. Under general supervision, this position provides immigration advising with special emphasis on the impact of a wide variety of federal, non-immigrant regulations affecting international students and scholars.
Position Summary: This position supports and assists the HIO advising team in a variety of tasks related to both international students and scholars. The individual will be appointed both Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO).
Duties May Include (but are not limited to):
Acts as Advisor on Call for both international students and scholar; answers immigration related questions
Provides immigration advising for international students and scholars on non-immigrant visas
Advises Harvard Summer School students
Manages OPT application process
Processes J-1 Academic Training applications
Processes student transfers (both incoming and outgoing)
Manages OPT address and employer maintenance and auditing
Manages J other sponsor incoming clients
Manages SEVP Portal
Manages data input for J-1 on-campus student employment
HIO working group membership, as assigned
Performs other duties, as assigned.
Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree required
Experience working with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
Special Requirements: Must be US citizen or legal US permanent resident
Ability to interpret and apply immigration regulations; ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in developing program and process improvements
Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment
Must be organized, detail oriented and capable of multi-tasking in a team environment
Equivalent of two years of professional experience working with international students and/or scholars preferred
Strong written and verbal skills; confidently conduct presentations for students and scholars; advise students and scholars individually and in groups where required.
Knowledge of a foreign language preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50316BR
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