Under general direction this position is supervised by the Associate Director for International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) working in the international scholar area. Advise department representatives on appropriate immigration statuses for various ASU positions. Determine foreign national’s eligibility for a given immigration status. Coordinate, prepare, attest, and file U.S. employment-based immigration petitions for foreign national employees on behalf of ASU hiring departments. Act as interface with a variety of federal agencies including, but not limited to: U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection and associated units of US Department of State to ensure timely response and compliance with all requests, requirements and regulations. The advisor ensures compliance through knowledge and understanding of, and adherence to all applicable federal residency and nonimmigrant visa regulations, as well as university policy.
Job Family: Advising & Admissions
Department Name: International Students Scholar
VP Code: EXEC VP/PROVOST
Scope of Search: Open
Grant Funded Position: This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
Salary Range: $36,792 - $40,000 per year; DOE
Close Date: 16-April-2021
Immigration case advising, processing and management.
Maintain expert knowledge of federal government regulations related to foreign national hiring (including but not limited to H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1, and Permanent Residency).
Maintain sufficient knowledge of immigration statuses, i.e. J, F, and B, that may impact foreign national’s employment eligibility.
Work closely with Associate Director for interpretation of immigration regulations including but not limited to H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1, and permanent residency to ensure proper understanding and application.
Maintain internal business policies and procedures to ensure that employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions are processed accurately and efficiently.
Work closely and collaboratively with other office colleagues to ensure consistent protocol regarding employment-based immigration programs policies and procedures.
Monitor regulatory updates and apply necessary changes to operations, forms, website, and advising practices to ensure ongoing compliance.
Research, respond, and resolve issues affecting ISSC service delivery in assigned area of responsibility; develop and present recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the department.
Coordinate responses to communications related to immigration processes and transactions from academic units, scholars, and temporary workers, government agencies and the community at large to ensure timely availability of information.
As requested/required, assist International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) leadership with special projects and other assigned duties.
Bachelor's degree AND one (1) year of experience advising on immigration matters in a high-volume international office in higher education setting, and preparing and filing employment-based non-immigrant/immigrant petitions OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Federal regulations require that the incumbent be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident for processing of immigration petitions.
At least two (2) years of experience working with employment based immigration statuses and regulations.
Experience in working with faculty, scholars, staff in a higher education/university international faculty and scholars’ program.
Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. immigration regulations as they pertain to university faculty, scholars, and students including SEVIS.
Experience in using Sunapsis software (or similar electronic tracking programs) for tracking international students and scholars.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of record retention and archival standards.
Evidence of effective communication skills.
Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a diversified population.
Experience in problem resolution.
Experience in customer service
Experience in working collaboratively with a broad and diverse range of colleagues, constituents and stakeholders with potentially conflicting expectations and needs.
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (45%); frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (30%) Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (20%) Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.; This position is supervised by the Assistant Director and receives periodic review of activities for completion of projects, programs and objectives.
The International Students and Scholars Center is one of several departments comprising the Division of Enrollment Services which utilizes a variety of strategies to enroll and support a diverse student population representative of Arizona State University's vision.
The International Students and Scholars Center is comprised of a staff of trained experts, versed in the details and requirements of academic and employment-based programs, who provide visa and immigration advice and support to visiting students and scholars. These services include oversight of visa programs, planning and coordinating orientations for the international students and assisting with visa and immigration for new students, staff and scholars.
Arizona State University currently enrolls over 8,000 international students from 130 countries and each year hosts nearly 700 international faculty and scholars. The office working collaboratively with academic and administrative units implements a shared institutional vision of expanded international study, global awareness and comprehensive internationalization to enhance the overall experience of international students and scholars at ASU.
ASU offers an array of employee benefits, including reduced tuition for employees, their spouses and dependents; competitive rates for health and life benefits; a wellness program; disability and leaves program (vacation, sick, and family); paid holidays; and retirement programs. Visit https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-benefits for further details, as well as https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-applicant to view ASU President Crow's video on what ASU has to offer employees.
Mission A globally minded team providing comprehensive support, advisement and advocacy for ASU international students, scholars and faculty, while maintaining the highest standard of integrity and immigration compliance to ensure that ASU continues to be a top choice for the international academic community.
Vision To fashion an international campus environment that welcomes and supports citizens from around the world, who are then inspired to create, collaborate and catalyze the community around common values that synthesize new opportunities to transform global citizenship.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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Background Check Statement
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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.
Internal Number: 66830BR
About Arizona State University
ASU StatementArizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.