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Immigration Specialist

Lubbock, Texas
Monthly, Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.
Closing date
Oct 9, 2023

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Immigration, Student & Scholar Services
Knowledge Communities
International Student and Scholar Services
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Job Details

Immigration Specialist (F-1 Specialist)

Position Description - Provides support to the institution’s immigration sponsorship and compliance efforts. Provide exemplary services for international faculty, scholars, and professionals at the institution. Maintains confidentiality of immigration matters.

Candidates should apply online at (TTUHSC Faculty), requisition number 33919BR.

Work Location: Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr, CampusHSC – Lubbock (on-site/no remote employment)

Major/Essential Functions - Work with Managing Director (MD) to oversee immigration caseload from intake through processing and handle other responsibilities assigned to Immigration & Compliance Services (ICS). 

Function as a Designated School Official (DSO) with legal signatory immigration documents (I-20) for F-1 international students.  Maintain internal (education record, FSA) and external records (SEVIS) as required by law and regulations.  Verify students required academic enrollment and register all SEVIS records accordingly each term the students are under the TTUHSC or TTU SEVIS records.  Advise non-immigrant students on immigration regulations (maintenance of status, employment authorization, travel, and changes of status, etc.).  Advise TTUHSC school officials on F-1 student maintenance of status and benefits issues.  In conjunction with TTUHSC Provost’s office, advise international students on personal, academic, financial, and cultural issues.  In conjunction with TTUHSC Provost’s office, design and deliver international student orientations each semester for all incoming F-1 international students.  In coordination with TTUHSC Provost’s office, create and send pre-arrival information to all incoming international F-1 students.  Request all required documentation needed to issue international documents from admitted students outlined in the application process.  Create informational resources for international students and TTUHSC Schools to ensure proper knowledge and documentation of laws and regulations (ex. maintaining status, work authorization, and extensions/changes of status).  Contribute input to yearly budgets for F-1 program participant minimum funding and documentation requirements.  Create, review, and update F-1 student application process and requirements. 

Under supervision, prepare and file temporary, non-immigrant and permanent, immigrant visa petitions and applications for sponsored employees.

Serve as a Department of State, Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.

Assist with internal reviews or audits of immigration-related data, processes, and documents.

Develop and maintain knowledge of immigration regulations and requirements, to include DSO training.

Assist with I-9/E-Verify cases for international students and employees.

Provides support to the institution, immigration sponsorship and compliance efforts. Provide exemplary services for international faculty, scholars, and professionals at the institution. Maintains confidentiality of immigration matters.

Required Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of experience in an administrative management, analyst, paralegal, or related position. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications -  *** Experience with F visa status, to include serving as a SEVIS DSO in a moderate to high-volume setting. *** Experience with employment-based immigration filings, such as H-1B, O-1, TN, PERM Labor Certification. Applications (Regular and Academic), and I-140 Immigrant Visa petitions (EB-1, EB-2 (PERM-based and NIW)). Physician immigration experience a plus. Experience with drafting and supporting PERM application processes, to include Academic/Special Handling cases. Background in Human Resources and/or recruiting. Experience working in a higher education environment. Knowledge of immigration software.

Required Attachments - Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Optional Attachments - Professional/Personal Reference, Recommendation/Referral

Pay Statement - Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement - As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act - The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at:

Pay Basis – Monthly, Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Travel Required - Up to 25%

Candidates should apply online at (TTUHSC Faculty), requisition number 33919BR.


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) was created in May 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, a component of the Texas Tech University System. With its administrative center in Lubbock, Texas, TTUHSC is a multi-campus institution with regional campuses at Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, and Odessa/Midland (Permian Basin). In addition, as part of fulfilling the diverse patient needs in West Texas, TTUHSC is also a contracted health care provider for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and facilitates the health care of TDCJ patients regionally. Currently the medical needs of over 30 correctional facilities are served by TTUHSC employees. The combination of cutting-edge research and a distinguished medical center creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to solve complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.

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