Immigration Manager

Location
Clemson, SC
Posted
Mar 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clemson University


Location Martin E 303
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


JOB SUMMARY:

Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to ensure University compliance with federal immigration regulations for F and J international students, scholars, and dependents. Assist the university with managing H-1B and Legal Permanent Residency programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
JOB DUTIES:

Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO): 25% - Essential
Serves as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). Coordinates with university units for recruitment, on-boarding and inclusion of non-US nationals. Serves as principal liaison with external legal counsel approved by the State of South Carolina Attorney General. Communicates resource between the university and government agencies (USCIS, DOL, DHS) for purposes of non-immigrant and immigrant petitions. Troubleshoots and manages advanced, complex immigration compliance situations.

Liaison and Advisor: 25% - Essential
Serves as principal liaison with international faculty and staff. Serves as an advisor and authority on US immigration regulations and procedures, and the preparation of immigration documentation. Provides advanced level immigration advising to F, J, and H visa holders. Serves as the University's principal liaison with external legal counsel approved by the State of South Carolina Attorney General for employment visas and immigration issues.

Information and Resource Advisor: 25% - Essential
Serves as the primary information resource and advisor to university academic departments, administrative units, and research centers for federal immigration regulations, and assists University departmental personnel in obtaining work authorization from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in compliance with United States Department of Labor (DOL) regulations for foreign national employees. Prepares, files, and manages employment visa petitions on behalf of the University.

Communication and Training: 25% - Essential
Assists with the development of communications and trainings for campus stakeholders on student, scholar, and employee visa programs. Plans, organizes, directs, and supervises all functions for Employment Visa Services including workshops, training sessions, information dissemination, publications, web site information, etc. Collaborates with hiring departments/units regarding new international faculty and staff recruitment, onboarding, and inclusion on campus.

Policies and Procedures: 25% - Essential
Assists with research on model practices, and institutional policies and procedures for employee visa holders. Recommends, and implements policy, procedural, program and/or rule changes. Maintains current knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to the employment of foreign national faculty and staff, and maintaining procedure that ensure the university and its employees' compliance with all such regulations.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
Recognize or inspect visually
Perceive, observe, clarity of vision
WORKING CONDITIONS:

Occassional Overnight Travel
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree and 2+ years experience working with employment visa programs.
WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 06; salary range for this position is $43,000 - $57,000
APPLICATION DEADLINE:

March 28, 2018
JOB LOCATION:

Office of Global Engagement

Clemson University - main campus
CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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