Asst Director of Immigration, International Students
Position Summary: The Assistant Director for International Students within the Immigration Services Office assists the Director in all aspects of office administration, and serves as the lead back up contact for the office in matters of international student advising in the absence of the Director. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to international student and scholar case work and advising, direction and management of immigration staff training and office resource management within the area of student immigration advising and case processing, and assistance with development of office technologies and systems. In addition, this position will be responsible for assembling all information need to maintain and extend our approval from the Department of Homeland Security for international student admission and hosting; develop and implement office and advising policies, procedures and practices for student and scholar immigration advising to ensure immigration compliance for sponsored internationals and the University; manage and implement outreach and training to UGA admitting departments and Colleges. Overall, this position serves as second-in-command to the Director of the Immigration Services office in the areas of International student immigration advising and institutional compliance.
Responsibilities: Serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (A/RO); Immigration advisor for F-1 and J-1 student visa categories, and their dependents in F-2 or J-2 non-immigrant status, including IEP students. Process student cases through Sunapsis (embedded RTI and batch functionality) to SEVIS, and also in SEVIS RTI (real time interface). Adds lead responsibilities in the following areas: 1. International student orientation 2. J-1 student intern program 3. Student Immigration Advising initial and re-current training Adds the following management duties 1. Adds supervisory responsibilities for the new Immigration Advisor I 2. Serves as second-in-command for Immigration Services in the areas of student immigration issues in the absence of the Director.
Qualifications: Master's degree required AND four (4) years of relevant experience. OR Bachelor's degree in a relevant field AND six (6) years of relevant experience. OR Ten (10) years of experience in a relevant field
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.