HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Senior OISS Advisor in New Haven, Connecticut
Employer Name: Yale University
- Provides expert advice and guidance to primarily the H1-B, F-1 and J-1 international student and scholar community with respect to the maintenance of legal immigration status and employability at the university and beyond (graduating students). Advise individuals as well as provide group presentations on student regulations and responsibilities. 2. Serves as an expert resource in multiple areas of international student and scholar advising, (including F and J students and scholars, as well as all employment-based categories, including E-3, H-1B, O-1, P-1 and TN) to international student and/or scholar population, customizing services and regulatory compliance to meet specific needs. Conducts outreach training for administration and faculty. 3. Serves as a DHS authorized Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer with strong understanding of fundamental DOL regulations on prevailing wage, labor attestations and certifications. 4. Maintains and enhances an in-depth knowledge of U.S. immigration, State Department and Department of Labor regulations as relevant to the academic setting. 5. Creates and maintain professional partnerships with student affairs and school-based staff, and/or administrative units and scholar service offices (Postdoc Office, Provost Office, etc...) throughout the university to ensure needs of particular school populations are well-served by OISS services and programs. 6. Creates and maintains relationships with students and faculty through good customer service, remaining approachable and knowledgeable. This can include providing general support for non-immigration related issues, to support acclimation to a new community. 7. Develops short- and long-term policies and strategies for the specific school/scholar unit population in their portfolio. Demonstrates exemplary international student and scholar advising, including innovative use of technology, assessment and enhancement of current models and deliverance of outstanding service. 8. Cultivates a professional presence on campus and in the field through local and national partnerships and associations. Participates in regional and national international education conferences/meetings. 9. Leads major projects and programs and participates in a minimum of two activities each semester that enrich the community 10. Innovate OISS business processes and maximizing the potential of case management and software. 11. Serves as a resource for, trains and mentors staff. May supervisor staff and/or student employees. 12. May perform other duties as assigned. Preferred Education: Master's in a relevant discipline. Experience with F-1 and J-1 regulations, as well as H-1B and other employment-based immigration categories. Experience with international students and scholar software programs (i.e. TDS, Sunapsis or ISSM) as well as with institutional databases, i.e. Banner. Experience living abroad; knowledge of a second language; and/or intercultural communication skills. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's in a relevant discipline. Experience with F-1 and J-1 regulations, as well as H-1B and other employment-based immigration categories. Experience with international students and scholar software programs (i.e. TDS, Sunapsis or ISSM) as well as with institutional databases, i.e. Banner. Experience living abroad; knowledge of a second language; and/or intercultural communication skills. Required Skill/ability 5: Proficiency with general computer software applications (Word, Excel, desk top publishing and Contribute or other web content management software). Proficiency in case management systems (i.e. Terra Dotta). Willingness to learn new applications. Posting Position Title: Senior OISS Advisor Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail. Proven ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining professionalism. Able to work independently, as well as to collaborate and contribute to team objectives. Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) University Job Title: Senior OISS Advisor Required Skill/ability 1: Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status to serve in the roles of DSO and ARO, per Department of Homeland Security and Department of State regulations. Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated flexibility and agility. Reacts to new situations appropriately and adapts readily to changing work demands. Demonstrated ability to show initiative. Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of people to achieve common goals. Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of experience in advising international students and scholars in an academic setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.