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Immigration Specialist Sr. - International Affairs

Job Number: 101141
Categories: Professional & Executive
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 232000 - International Affairs
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Humanities, English, or related field and three (3) to five (5) years experience.
Must possess U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency, as mandated by federal regulations.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and submits immigration petitions and Department of State sponsorship documents for all visa types sponsored by UT Southwestern including: F-1, J-1, H-1B, and TN.

  • Advises faculty and staff on strategies for maximizing employment and career development opportunities for themselves and/or their staff by appropriate planning and use of various non-immigrant visa options.

  • Meets with international visitors to confirm accuracy of immigration documents in order to comply with federal visa requirements and to assist in completion of payroll and I-9 documentation.

  • Maintains high level of expertise in frequently changing state and federal immigration regulations, legal interpretations, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of State processing protocols by reading and researching professional resources such as but not limited to: Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Foreign Affairs Manual, and numerous federal websites.

  • Advises departments and individual physicians on visa issues related to clinical residencies and accredited and unaccredited clinical fellowships. Coordinates annual applications for all international clinical trainees and serves as a Training Program Liaison to Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

  • Works to resolve complex problems related to non-immigrant status by communicating with wide variety of governmental personnel, including but not limited to: embassy and consular officials, Customs and Border Protection, service center and district office officials, Social Security Administration, and Department of Public Safety personnel.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

The Sr. Immigration Specialist will provide professional immigration expertise to University administrators, faculty, students, visitors, trainees, and staff related to potential visa sponsorship options based on the appointment.

Expected duties include: Immigration advising to University components in order to legally host or employ non-U.S. citizens Processing of immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications sponsored by the institution Acting as a liaison between institutional departments, government agencies, and private organizations Coordinating educational and cultural programs and activities that promote the well-being of international visitors, students, trainees, faculty, and staff

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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