• Immigration Specialist

    Requisition # 2018-9304
    Date Posted 1 month ago(9/17/2018 10:52 AM)
    Davis International Center
    International and Multicultural Programs
    Full-Time / Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Davis International Center at Princeton University seeks applicants for a two-year term position, which will take on a robust immigration caseload and assist with a comprehensive compliance management system and processes transition.  This is a dynamic role with a broad range of responsibilities in a fast-paced international student and scholar services office.


    The successful candidate will have strong references, a demonstrated commitment to employment-based immigration advising, strong analytical and database management skills, and a high comfort level with working autonomously in a high-stakes environment.  We value the ability to effectively communicate with University stakeholders, and to engage with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. Can-do attitudes and a good sense of humor are especially welcome.


    This is an exempt, benefits-eligible, 2-year term position, which will report to the Assistant Director for International Scholars. Salary will be non-negotiable at $60,000 due to funding. 


    Immigration Casework Processing:  Prepare, process, and maintain electronic and paper records and documents in support of immigration casework related to J-1, H-1B, TN, and other employment-based statuses. Navigate International Student/Scholar Management (ISSM), PeopleSoft, Sunapsis, SEVIS, and other relevant information systems. Serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) and Designated School Official (DSO).


    Support Transitioning Information Systems Project: Assist in overhauling and updating process/mapping flows and communications strategies for immigration intake and visa documents issuance/petitioning.  Assist the SEVIS coordinator, IT, and advisors with data entry and maintenance and migration.


    Related Duties:  Support institutional compliance with state, local, and federal laws and regulations as it relates to the immigration status of international scholars and students engaged in university related academic and/or research activity.  Maintain relations with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program, and partner offices (Dean of the Faculty, Human Resources, etc) as relevant to casework.




    Essential Qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of international scholar regulatory advising and processing, preferably in a university setting.
    • Thorough knowledge of immigration rules, standards, regulations and laws regarding J-1 and H-1B non-immigrant visas and the hiring of foreign nationals in the U.S. Familiarity with F-1 and J-1 student regulations.
    • Demonstrated proficiency and strong command of navigating database management systems and platforms related to employment-based immigration processes, including SEVIS.
    • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills.
    • Proficiency with standard computing software applications including Microsoft applications.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a professional demeanor.
    • Ability to communicate in a cross-cultural environment with sensitivity to the diversity and complexity of international scholar issues and concerns.
    • Ability to work as a member of a team and under pressure.
    • U.S. citizen or legal permanent residence required for ARO/DSO designation as required by federal regulation. 
    • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check, per federal regulations.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Direct experience with ISSM and/or Sunapsis, and HR systems (ideally Peoplesoft)


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    ADM, 040

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Estimated Appointment End Date


    Comments Related to End Date

    This is a 2 year term position.

    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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