This is a professional position reporting to the Employment Service Manager/EEO Officer. While working independently, will serve as an advisor to foreign nationals and WHOI departments on matters pertaining to maintaining legal immigration status while at WHOI. Will serve as Responsible Officer for WHOI's Exchange Visitor Program.
as Responsible Officer for WHOI's Exchange Visitor Program (EVP).
Duties involved with this status include:
signature authority for all DS-2019 forms.
annual report to be submitted to U.S. Department of State.
EVP sponsor information with U.S. Department of State.
EVP re-designation application process.
foreign nationals and WHOI departments regarding visa status
and INS regulations, directing to appropriate resources as necessary.
in obtaining and maintaining proper non-immigrant and immigrant
status for foreign nationals including but not limited to J-1,
H-1B, O-1 and TN case types.
foreign national credentials.
immigration issues by working closely with WHOI departments,
U.S. consular posts, Immigration and Naturalization Service,
U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Labor.
- Has oversight
of employment-based immigration policies, computer systems,
budget, programming, and publications.
and analyzes various immigration law sources and legal issues
and may prepare or assist in preparing related employment-based
non-immigrant and immigrant petitions and applications.
as an authorized agent for WHOI in sponsoring and signing necessary
documentation for employment-based petitions and applications,
and correspondence to various external agencies.
abreast of changing regulations, laws and world conditions;
assesses impact of changes as they relate to WHOI programs and
initiates actions to address such changes.
strategic planning, advice and guidance within WHOI on immigration-related
follow up to foreign national inquiries in a prompt and time-sensitive
with Security Office to monitor presence of all foreign nationals
at WHOI; may participate in audits.
- May serve
as liaison between WHOI and MIT's International Scholars Office,
or other International Scholars Offices of higher education
institutions, regarding matters associated with student visas.
and conducts orientation programs, workshops and other events;
plans and develops programs and services to enhance the cultural
experience of foreign national visitors.
foreign nationals with cross-cultural adjustment issues.
on relevant institution committees.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
demonstrated experience in immigration law and regulations regarding
employment of foreign nationals in the U.S. Must have profound knowledge
of current statutes and regulations governing J, H, O, and TN non-immigrant
statuses, and employment-based applications for permanent residency
status. Must be able to satisfy the requirements set by the U.S.
Department of State for serving as Responsible Officer for the Institution's
Exchange Visitor Program (must have U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent
resident status). Familiarity with legislative and regulatory language
and processes; experience with dealing with legal counsel and government
relations offices. Must be able to work under pressure independently,
exhibiting strong problem solving and crisis management skills.
Excellent written, verbal, diplomacy and cross-cultural communication
skills; sensitivity to the needs of the cross-cultural population.
Possess computer skills at an advanced level. Ability to work effectively,
ethically and tactfully with international constituents, government
agencies, and both internal/external personnel of all levels. This
position will receive oversight from the Assistant Human Resources
Manager, the Executive Vice President and Director of Research,
and the Vice President for Academic Programs.
Last updated: February 25, 2013