Assistant Director, UCIS - Office of the Director

Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary
TBC, based on experience
Posted
May 31, 2022
Closes
Jul 01, 2022
Specialty
Other
Position Type
Assistant Director
Hours
Full-time
Organization Type
College / University

The Assistant Director works under the direction and supervision of the Associate Director of the Office of International Services (OIS) and has two overarching responsibilities. The first is to supervise team members and oversee and coordinate all related business processes, technical updates, and internal staff training. The second is to serve as an Immigration Specialist responsible for international scholar and employee advising. Immigration advising encompasses many types of employment-based immigration visas, including H, J, O, TN, and also includes employment-based lawful permanent residence casework.

Inherent functions include:

1.     Critically and efficiently managing internal business procedures, policies, and practices related to employment-related immigration casework and ensuring high professional standards for quality control and compliance;

2.     Serving as primary trainer of the OIS employment team;

3.     Advising and assisting international scholars and employees with regard to complex immigration regulations;

4.     Representing OIS and/or functioning as liaison between OIS and other University schools/departments/divisions, community organizations, and federal agencies (e.g., the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of State (DOS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), etc.)

5.     Responding to inquiries regarding immigration matters; and

6.     Serving as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) with authorization to access the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident pursuant to federal regulations.

Master’s degree is required in education, information affairs/education, higher education administration, business administration, public policy, legal studies, or related field. Minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience in international scholar and employee advising required, preferably involving complex organizational environments, processes, and procedures. Familiarity with the University of Pittsburgh system preferred. Some understanding of student-related advising preferred.

Expectation of excellent organization, technical, and oral/written communication skills, problem-solving and customer service skills. Experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Knowledge and experience working with various immigration casework software programs and student database systems a plus.

Will work independently with limited supervision.

 



Experience Essential to the Position: Minimum of 3-5 years experience in immigration work, preferably in the area of international scholar advising on complex immigration matters. Experience working with complex organizational processes and procedures. Excellent oral/written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and customer service skills. Experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Knowledge and experience working with various software programs and student systems/on-line application systems. Foreign language proficiency/fluency helpful. Study and/or work abroad a plus. Master's degree required in education, international affairs/education, higher education administration, business administration, public policy, legal studies, or related field.