Provide advising, programming, and other support services to international students, scholars, and employees of all JHU campuses and sites. Serve as authorized school official for student (F-1) and exchange visitor (J-1) programs, working individually and with other staff to ensure compliance with immigration regulations and reporting requirements. Participate in outreach and training activities of the Office of International Services. Duties and Responsibilities:
Advise international students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) and visiting scholars on matters pertaining to their immigration status, related legal concerns, administrative and cultural issues. Specifically, advise students and scholars, individually and in groups on:
F and J immigration regulations.
Issues of cultural adaptation and culture shock.
Laws pertaining to employment eligibility and employment verification (form I-9), Social Security
Numbers, driver's licenses and related issues.
Other individual concerns related to their status as an international student or scholar at Johns Hopkins.
Develop a general understanding of non-immigrant classifications, as well as permanent residency.
Serve as Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer for appropriate university
Monitor changes in U.S. immigration laws and regulations and communicate with OIS and other
professional colleagues as required.
Process immigration benefits for international students and scholars.
Generate immigration documentation (I-20, DS-2019 forms) for new and ongoing international
Manage assigned reports and alerts in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Manage assigned batch activities and alerts in the University's SUNAPSIS (iHopkins) database.
Assist with advising, as trained, on other immigration classifications and regulatory duties related to the mission of OIS.
H-1B, O-1, TN and other employment based non-immigrant statuses.
B-1/B-2 and other visitor immigration statuses.
Participate in formal and informal outreach for the Office of International Services, including
Programming on immigration benefits, cultural adjustment, and related issues for students and scholars.
Regulatory, procedural and cultural training for University faculty and staff.
Assist in the administration of the Office of International Services.
Serve on assigned OIS committees, working groups and task forces.
Serve as liaison to academic and administrative units as assigned.
Represent OIS on University committees.
Assist in the training of new OIS staff and student assistants.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent and two years related professional experience required. Knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn U.S. Immigration laws and regulations pertaining to international students and scholars. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple complex tasks with limited supervision. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to meet regulatory requirements as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer.
Master's degree. Prior experience working in international education or other overseas experience.
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