Sr. Immigration Specialist - Office of International Affairs

UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX3.9

Full-time
Job Number: 359365
Category: Professional & Executive
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 232000 - International Affairs
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary

Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Humanities, English, or related field and three (3) to five (5) years experience.
Must possess U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency, as mandated by federal regulations.

Job Duties

Prepares and submits immigration petitions and Department of State sponsorship documents for all visa types sponsored by UT Southwestern (excluding O-1 and HHS waivers) including: F-1, J-1, J-2 work authorizations, H-IB, H-4, TN-1 and TN-2.
Advises faculty and staff on strategies for maximizing employment and career development opportunities for themselves and/or their staff by appropriate planning and use of various non-immigrant visa options. Meets with international visitors to confirm accuracy of INS documents, compliance with federal visa requirements and to assist in completion of payroll and I-9 documentation.
Maintains high level of expertise in frequently-changing state and federal regulations, legal interpretations, and INS and Department of State processing protocols by reading and researching professional resources such as, but not limited to: Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Foreign Affairs Manual, and numerous federal websites.
Advises departments and individual physicians on visa issues related to clinical residencies and accredited and unaccredited clinical fellowships. Coordinates annual applications for all international clinical trainees and serves as Training Program Liaison to Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
Works to resolve complex problems related to non-immigrant status by communicating with wide variety of governmental personnel, including but not limited to: embassy and consular officials, INS port-of-entry, service center and district office officials, Social Security Administration and Department of Public Safety personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.