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Advisor, Immigration Office

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - Advisor, Immigration Office (3241823) As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care, and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research. - We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development-and we recognize success at every step. - Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions, and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration. - General Overview
The Mass General Brigham Office for Global Professionals and Scholars provides nonimmigrant visa services to almost 3,000 foreign nationals from across the world. We are committed to supporting organizational compliance with immigration-related regulations and operating policies.
The Advisor is responsible for immigration-related matters and institutional compliance with federal immigration law. The advisor will manage a caseload, prepare visa petitions and advise hospital administrators, international faculty, and staff about regulations set forth by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of State (DOS) that affect nonimmigrant visa holders. Responsibilities
--- Advice regarding visa selection, the visa sponsorship process, minimum funding, travel and reentry to the U.S., maintenance of status, program extension, SEVIS record-keeping requirements, changes of status, transfer, reinstatement procedures, family-dependent visas, and other special requirements/policies
--- Manage a caseload of H-1B, E-3, TN and J-1 requests from start to finish. -
--- Maintain knowledge of current and changing regulations affecting J, F, H, O, TN, E, and B visa classifications -
--- Exercise independent review of visa compliance matters
--- Act as Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to ensure institutional and individual compliance
--- Conduct weekly orientation sessions for newly-arrived scholars and their families
--- Assist in updating/revising informational handouts, office policies, and procedures
--- Develop and present informational visa sessions
--- Review the generic office mailbox and respond to inquiries in a clear correct and timely manner
--- Support process improvement initiatives, taking lead when appropriate
--- Participate in professional development activities, including meetings and conferences
--- Assist with other office duties as needed Qualifications
--- Bachelor's degree
--- Minimum 3 year's experience in immigration, including work with H-1B visa sponsorship
--- Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with SEVIS preferred. -
--- U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residence status required by federal regulations for ARO certification Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
--- Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to convey complicated information clearly, and communicate effectively with people from other cultures
--- Ability to work independently and prioritize in a busy office
--- Keen attention to detail
- Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Primary Location MA-Somerville-MGB Assembly Row Work Locations MGB Assembly Row Job Human Resources - Other Organization Mass General Brigham Schedule Full-time Standard Hours 40 Shift Day Job Employee Status Regular

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Somerville , Advisor, Immigration Office, Administration, Clerical , Somerville, Massachusetts

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