The International Center provides leadership and support for the Illinois Institute of Technology’s efforts to internationalize its campus. At IIT, international students and scholars from around the world are part of our community, and this position supports internalization efforts by serving as a resource to students, scholars, faculty, and campus partners in meeting the needs of the international community through immigration services. The Senior Immigration Advisor (SIA) will offer advanced expertise on complex immigration, cultural and personal related matters relevant to Illinois Tech’s scholar population. The position will manage a diverse caseload and will coordinate support for the international populations throughout the University, and the different departments that host them.
Extensive knowledge of the F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN-1, F-1 OPT, STEMOPT are necessary to advise international employees and scholars at Illinois Tech. The SIA will develop, and deliver workshop presentations, online resources along with other programs and tools. The SIA will represent the International Center and Illinois Tech within appropriate internal committees and externally to government agencies and off-campus organizations. The SIA will assist the Director in development of relevant policies, communications and trainings for IIT administrators, employees, and scholars, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 2 years’ experience required. 5-7 years’ relevant experience preferred. Preferred experience with immigration for international employees and scholars in higher education environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of J-1, H-1B, TN-1 F-1 OPT and STEM, Dept. of Labor, Permanent Residence regulations, SEVIS, are required. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.
Ability to work both independently and as a constructive, collaborative member of team efforts 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 needed, and experience or comfort in learning new applications to handle web publishing. 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.
Internal Number: S00578P
About Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.
One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.