Specific Duties & Responsibilities
90% International Services Liaison
Provides guidance and consultative support to international faculty, staff, postdoctoral students, and sponsoring departments on compliance issues, and reaches out to appropriate JHU offices on matters including visa adjustments, maintaining status, authorized travel, employment questions, transfers, changes of status, travel, and re-entry into the country.
Serves as a liaison between OIS, sponsoring departments, international faculty, staff, postdoctoral students, and external immigration attorneys on immigration related matters.
Provides guidance and consultative support to sponsoring departments in the preparation, processing, and maintenance of documents in support of immigration sponsorship requests for J-1, H-1B, and permanent residence applications. Reviews and ensures that immigration sponsorship applications are submitted to OIS in an accurate and timely manner.
Ensures sponsoring departments maintain compliance with OIS interpretation of federal immigration regulations and institutional policies, and provides notification on any emergent immigration compliance concerns.
Keeps abreast of US immigration law, updates, and trends and consults with OIS on potential impacts to BSPH personnel.
Attends OIS training sessions and stays current on eProcess requirements.
Ensures proper administration and compliance with relevant rules and regulations pertaining to international faculty, staff, and postdoctoral students engaged in university related academic and/or research activity.
Assists in the preparation of reports including statistical data on international faculty, staff and scholars, audits, and on-site reviews as required.
Regularly monitors I-9s and advises international faculty, staff, and postdoctoral students in advance on visa expiration; works with OIS to submit renewal requests in a timely manner.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Understanding of employment immigration as it relates to J-1 and H-1B non-immigrant visas, permanent residency sponsorship, and the hiring of foreign nationals in the U.S.
Basic knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Ability to communicate in a cross-cultural environment with sensitivity to the diversity and complexity of international scholar and employee issues and concerns.
Detail-oriented with superior multitasking, problem-solving and communication skills.
Must have tact and diplomacy; be flexible and professional at all times with sound judgement, discretion, and humor.
High comfort level with working autonomously.
Overall strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field.
Three years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience working with international students, faculty and/or staff, preferred.
Classified Title: Sr. HR Coordinator
Working Title: HR Immigration Services Coordinator
Starting Salary Range: $44,850-$61,600 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30a-5pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health
Department name: Bloomberg Human Resource Services
Personnel area: School of Public Health
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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