Immigration Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 14, 2022
Apr 20, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Immigration SpecialistThe George Mason University, Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for an Immigration Specialist position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities:Complete the daily tasks of safeguarding confidential information, balancing multiple priorities, and maintaining a strong orientation to service;Handle administrative functions underpinning the regulatory service mission of the office;Provide support to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Coordinator, International Advisors and the Leadership Team;Serve as an F-1 Designated School Official and a J-1 Alternate Responsible Officer;Process document requests and matriculations;Respond to inquiries by phone and e-mail;Coordinate with students, faculty and administrators on regulatory matters;Staff the front desk on an as-needed basis; andPerform other tasks, as assigned.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;Must have excellent work habits, including reliability, timeliness, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, strong organizational skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines under pressure;Strong oral/written communication skills with particular emphasis on explaining complex concepts to individuals who have limited proficiency in English. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, and attention to detail are essential;Ability to research and interpret federal regulations and use the regulations to make decisions related to student status. Reviews documents and other work and makes corrections;Must effectively serve students/clients with diverse work styles and preferences and have the ability to provide support to individuals who may be angry or upset;Must be able to work a non-standard schedule and/or overtime hours occasionally when the workload is high; andFederal law requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residence in order to serve as a Designated School Official and/or an Alternate Responsible Officer.Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrant regulations is beneficial;Experience in the culture-crossing process and/or an understanding of the dynamics of cultural adjustment;Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software and MS Teams and Zoom collaboration tools;Several years of administrative or professional experience is beneficial; preferred is client/customer service, regulatory compliance and/or higher education experience; andExperience working in an International Student Office and/or as a Designated School Official.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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