The Office of International Programs is seeking to fill a position for an Advisor that is responsible for employment-based H-1B non-immigrant petitions and assisting outside attorneys with immigrant petitions, including labor certificates and PERM and O-1 petitions. This position involves oversight of processing applications, tracking expiration dates and management of necessary extensions/amendments to ensure valid, continuous work authorization. This position will involve working with AU Human Resources, the AU Provost Office, AU academic and service units, an outside law firm, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. Other duties include, but are not limited to: preparing immigration forms and filings, preparing filing cover letters and exhibit lists, calendar expiration dates and manage immigration case status spreadsheets, setting up and being involved in client communication among the employee, the AU hiring unit and the outside law firm, assist in maintaining internal billing metrics, facilitating AU work authorization and AU services access for the new employee and advising employee on international travel, SSN needs and processes and any visa issues. This position will also serve as a backup Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in International Relations, International Education, International Business & Management, Human Resources, Pre-Law, or a relevant field; 2 years of experience advising International Students and Scholars to include experience in H-1B non-immigrant petitions; knowledge of Visa categories, immigration processes and related state and federal laws and regulations; knowledge of physical and electronic interfaces with the the Department of Homeland Security F-1 visa program and Department of State J-1 visa program; and must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Office (ARO). The selected candidate must a valid U.S. passport or is eligible to apply for a U.S. passport. The employer will consider advanced relevant degrees in lieu of experience.
Auburn University is a land, sea and space grant university that enrolls 27,000 students. Students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. International Student and Scholar Services welcome more than 1,600 students and 200 scholars from over 91 nations to participate in the Auburn experience.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.