Senior Data & Operations Specialist

Notre Dame
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Senior Data & Operations Specialist

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Senior Data & Operations Specialist.

Applications will be accepted until 1/12/2021.

International students and scholars - more than 1,500 from over 90 countries - are an integral part of Notre Dame's vibrant campus culture. International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA), part of Notre Dame International, offers a variety of support services and programs to help international students and scholars successfully manage their immigration status and make the most out of their time at the University.

The Data and Operations Specialist is responsible for managing data pertaining to immigration regulations and assists with advising F-1 and J-1 students. This position is responsible for database management, data collection & analysis, record-keeping, reporting, and coordination of information through Slate, Banner, Sunapsis, and SEVIS, and provides daily technical and production support. This position requires a thorough knowledge of F-1 and J-1 visa requirements and a willingness to support the international student community.

Responsibilities include:

System and Data Management (65%) - Oversee data management within Sunapsis system to ensure integrity of data collection and analysis, timely and accurate reporting to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and efficient coordination with campus systems. This position develops and implements policies and procedures which ensure accurate and timely reporting in government databases, integration of government regulations, effective student reporting, and staff compliance with record management protocols. Oversee maintenance of Sunapsis to ensure ISSA is providing effective and efficient services to the international community. Lead collaboration with OIT partners to ensure Sunapsis functionality for students and administrators and support ISSA compliance with data management protocols.

F Student Immigration Advising (25%) - As a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO), manage caseload for advising F and J visa holding students on immigration regulations, policies, and procedures

Programming / Orientation (10%) - Lead new student registration at orientation and develop resources to support student compliance with immigration requirements. Support international student programming.

Stay up to date on industry standards to recommend and implement best practices in immigration advising and information systems management.

Minimum Qualifications:
- 3+ years experience advising F-1 visa holders and maintaining SEVIS records required
- Experience with Sunapsis and data analysis required; experience with Banner, Slate, and OnBase Preferred
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Experience working in cross cultural or internationally minded environment
- Strong attention to detail and appreciation for problem solving

Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to fulfill SEVIS reporting requirements as a DSO/RO.

Preferred Qualifications:

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Please apply online at to Job # S21139. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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