Department Summary The Division of Global Engagement (DGE) works to make the University of Oregon a more global university. In 21st century higher education, international engagement is not an optional extra: as noted in UO's Academic Plan, it is a core mission, essential to a thriving, socially salient, intellectually robust, academic community. It is part of the normal functioning of every school, college, department, and center. DGE works to support and integrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units. Units within DGE consist of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO), Global Studies Institute (GSI), and Mills International Center.
Position Summary This position directly supports the International Employment Specialist in the regulatory compliance and advising services of the international faculty and scholar section of ISSS. The International Scholar Advisor is responsible for supporting the International Employment Specialist in assisting UO departments, colleges and hiring units by providing analysis and advising on immigration regulations and visa options for visiting scholars and international hires. This position assists in preparing legally binding petitions for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of State (DOS) and other government agencies.
At the direction of the International Employment Specialist or other campus stakeholders, the International Scholar Advisor represents the UO in working with government agencies and promotes university compliance with federal laws and regulations in the processing of employment-based visa and permanent residency petitions. The position also provides support in the oversight of federal regulatory compliance and integrity of the UO’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Scholar visa program. The International Scholar Advisor assists the International Employment Specialist and Office of General Counsel in representing the UO to the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security in the administration of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, scholar section, and employment-based immigration petitions.
This position serves as a resource to the campus community providing immigration-related guidance on university-wide issues such as permanent residency options, employment visas, and the visiting scholar program. In addition, this position manages ongoing administrative functions within the scholar services portfolio of ISSS and, under direction from the International Employment Specialist, serves as a key contact for international scholar service requests from academic and administrative units across campus. The International Scholar Advisor serves as a member of the ISSS crisis and emergency response team.
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident as mandated by federal regulations pertaining Alternate Responsible Officers under Department of State (DOS) rules; AND option 1 or 2:
Option 1: • Bachelor’s degree; and • One year of professional experience in a position with exposure to US immigration policies and procedures. This experience is expected to include employment-based petitions filed with the US immigration service.
Option 2: • Equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
Additional Salary Information: The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
Internal Number: 524124
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