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Job ID: 173246

Immigration Assistant
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 23, 2021
Title Immigration Assistant
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Student Services
    Legal Services
    Human Resources

The School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS) invites applications for the position of Immigration Assistant.

The Immigration Assistant will:
Support all SEAS departments in the preparation of employment-based immigration requests (for working visas, renewals, applications to permanent residency, etc.) including advising departments on preparing forms, communicating with applicants (as needed) and preparing applications for School-level employees.
Review all requests for completeness in the forms and supporting documents before transmitting to the University at Buffalo Immigration Services (UBIS) office. Track the status of applications as they progress to USCIS.
Work with departments to submit the I-9 reverification form with the supporting documentation to the eptf system.
Send out periodic inquiries to departments regarding the status of renewals and new requests, to ensure timely submission.
If compiling a visa request for a SEAS-level employee, acquire and verify employee documentation and complete all required forms.
Help disseminate information on procedures and SEAS immigration procedures, set up and maintain files, and track current expiration dates across the School, delivering periodic reports to the Assistant Dean for Human Resources. Field questions from faculty and administrators, referring questions to UBIS for legal guidance.
Maintain a working knowledge of changes in immigration policy nationally and procedures at the University.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the University at Buffalo will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
Associates degree with 3 or more years relevant experience in immigration law or a related field, or a Bachelor’s degree with 1 or more years of experience in immigration law or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications
Paralegal certification is strongly preferred, as is demonstrated experience working with immigration law.

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