Inherent functions include: (1) critically and efficiently managing internal business procedures, policies, and practices related to
employment-related immigration casework and ensuring high professional standards for quality control and compliance are met; (2) serving as
primary trainer within that area of specialization and oversight; (3) advising and assisting international scholars and employees with
regard to complex immigration regulations, as well as personal, social, and/or academic concerns; (4) representing OIS and/or functioning as
liaison between OIS and other University schools/departments/-divisions, community organizations, and federal agencies (e.g., the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor, etc.); (5) responding to inquiries regarding
immigration matters; and (6) serving as Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer with authorization to access the
Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident in order to be
registered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
Master’s degree required in education, international affairs/education, higher education administration, business administration,
public policy, legal studies, or related field. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in international scholar and employee advising
required, preferably involving complex organizational environments, processes, and procedures. Familiarity with the University of Pittsburgh
system preferred. Some understanding of student-related advising preferred. Expectation of excellent organizational, technical, and
oral/written communication skills, problem-solving and customer service skills. Experience working with individuals from a variety of
cultural backgrounds. Knowledge and experience working with various immigration casework software programs and student database systems.
Foreign language proficiency/fluency helpful. Study and/or work abroad a plus. Immediate supervisor is the Associate Director of OIS. Will
work independently with limited supervision.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets