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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jul 15, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Position Number: 02314223


Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)


As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin System and designated as a R1 research institute, we’re a learning destination for more than 24,000 students. First-generation college students arrive here straight from high school or years later – after starting families, changing careers, or serving in the military. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life, and location. At UWM, we share motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at UW-Milwaukee. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.

The Center for International Education at UWM is a comprehensive unit committed to developing, promoting and implementing international education initiatives for students, faculty and staff, and our community.


Job Summary


The International Immigration and Employment Specialist is a full-time, professional position within University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for International Education. Under the supervision of the International Employment and Immigration Director, the International Employment and Immigration Specialist performs a variety of duties for the institution's comprehensive employment-based immigration program, which sponsors top global faculty, staff and visiting scholars for a range of visa types (H1B, J-1, E-3, TN, O-1) and files appropriate Labor Certifications and Immigrant Petitions for Alien Workers. The work of the International Immigration and Employment Specialist depends on strong critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical abilities, exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to self-motivate and work under strict and competing timelines, and outstanding interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.


Minimum Qualifications


Qualified applicants must have:


• Bachelor’s degree

• At least one year’s professional work experience in relevant field/industry

• Evidence of excellent written communication skills as demonstrated in cover letter addressing minimum/preferred qualifications and interest in the position

• Experience working with computer systems/software/platforms beyond Microsoft Office Suite

• In accordance with 22 CFR §62, the individual in this position must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States to serve as Department of State designated Responsible Officer for the Exchange Visitor Program

• This position requires physical presence on campus at the CIE office as the U.S. government requires hard copies, original signatures, etc. for employment-and scholar-based immigration cases


Preferred Qualifications


Preference for applicants who have:


• Master’s or other advanced degree

• Experience working with institutional regulatory compliance

• Experience providing employment-based immigration services

• Experience as an Alternate Responsible Officer/Responsible Officer for Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program

• Demonstrated exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work under strict and competing timelines

• Evidence of strong verbal and intercultural communication competencies with ability to make public presentations to small and large groups


Application Instructions


Completed application materials must include the following:


• Letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications listed above

• Professional resume

• Document listing the names and contact information for three professional references


In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.


The initial screening of applicants will begin on August 8, 2022 and continue until a qualified candidate is hired. Applications received after August 7, 2022 may not receive consideration.


Application Notes


For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.


Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement


UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.


Reasonable Accommodations


UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.


Confidentiality of Applicant Materials


UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.


CBC and Reference Check Policy


Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.


Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)


For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.


Employment Authorization


In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Title and Total Compensation Project


The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:


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