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As an active member of the International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO) the Senior Immigration Analyst will interpret and explain complex US federal immigration, labor regulations, and campus policies to UC San Diego academic departments and international faculty and scholars. Advise UC San Diego international visitors and academic departments regarding appropriate non-immigrant and immigrant visa statuses. Direct international scholars in the preparation of successful visa applications, employment authorization, Social Security numbers, driver licenses, and any other requirements to successfully live in the USA and work at UC San Diego.
Analyze and process departmental requests for J-1, H-1B, E-3, TN nonimmigrant statuses as well as employment-based immigrant pathways. Update the International Student and Scholar Management System (ISSM) database and ensure that information is documented in the government required Public Access File and maintained per government regulations. Designated as a signature authority for all UC San Diego I-129 and I-140 petitions.
Review and analyze complex situations affecting the immigration status of international scholars and serve as liaison with various government agencies, including US Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State, US Department of Labor, US Social Security Administration, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Oversee the training programs of IFSO, to include professional development for staff, training workshops for academic department representatives, and educational programs for international scholars and researchers, including orientation programs. Develop new programs as needed, collaborating with Director, Assistant Director, and Immigration Analysts and Intake Coordinators; assess the effectiveness of programs.
Analyze policies and procedures within the office pertaining to issuance of visa documentation and in relation to institutional policies and procedures; suggest ways to improve efficiencies and work with Immigration Analysts, Immigration Assistants, and Intake Coordinators to implement more efficient procedures and policies.
Must be able to work evenings, or alternate schedules, as workload requires.
Must be able to attend professional conferences.
A Bachelor's Degree in education, counseling, international studies or related field and four (4) years of work related experience in student and/or scholar advising activities in an academic setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses. Thorough knowledge of federal regulations of U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor as they pertain to the common nonimmigrant classifications and immigrant pathways commonly found in academia (J-1, H-1B, TN, O-1, E-3, B/WB, F-1; and Outstanding Researcher and Labor Certification processes). Ability to research, comprehend, analyze, and apply new and complex immigration regulations.
Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and written, with various populations (department administrators, Principal Investigators (PIs), MSOs, international scholars, international students, government officials in DHS, DOL, DOS,and technology services personnel), with different needs, levels of urgency, levels of English, and levels of sensitivity.
Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Verified computer experience and skill to apply and learn various programs, spreadsheets, and databases. Strong experience with immigration-based software applications (ISSM or related) and/or SEVIS. Familiarity with Microsoft Access database.
Ability to query databases to extract pertinent information and report as needed for various constituents. Ability to remain abreast of technology changes and adjust to additional systems as required.
Strong experience identifying, planning, implementing, assessing, and evaluating training, informational, and/or educational programs. Strong ability in preparing effective training materials and delivering presentations.
Strong policy analysis techniques. Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills t
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