INTERNATIONAL STUDENT/SCHOLAR ADIVISOR
Duties: Advise international students, scholars, faculty, and staff and Penn community in person, by phone, via email or through online chat regarding federal immigration and employment regulations, Penn resources, and personal/cultural matters. Act as an ISSS liaison for Penn Departments to ensure the government agency reporting requirements such as health insurance, verification component, or any relevant position update for visiting scholars, employee or faculty are done properly. Advise and provide information on regulations or policies related to nonimmigrant status (primary J-1 and other categories such as F-1, H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1 and Bs, etc). Administer F and J programs as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). Also represent the University in applications/communications with federal, state, and local agencies, including Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, PENNDOT, Social Security Administration. Sign letters and assign H-1B or eform cases. Supervising shipping from ISSS. Create, develop, and implement integration services, workshops, and programming for international students, scholars, employees, and hiring/hosting departments for immigration and beyond. Create, revise, and review written communications, including handouts, forms, web pages, social media and letters related to regulatory changes, advising and programs. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; a Master's degree preferred with 2 to 3 years of work experience. Immigration knowledge and demonstrated experience working with SEVIS and immigration regulations pertaining to F-1, J-1, and basic understanding of H-1B, Permanent Residence, TN, E-3, O-1, B-1/B-2, etc. Demonstrated ability to learn and understand ever-changing complex federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to foreign nationals and effectively communicate to others Ability to work efficiently with students, faculty, university administrators, and government officials. Excellent customer service skills, and interpersonal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills Ability to multitasking, meet urgent deadlines, and adapt to changing demands and priorities. Ability to work independently as well as contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team U.S. federal regulations require an ARO and DSO to be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Reference Number: 62-28348
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: International Student and Scholar Services
Job Family: G-Student Services