Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227846-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Human Resources, Payroll, Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

Under the close supervision of the Director of International Faculty and Staff Services (IFSS), this position functions as a human resource professional responsible for recommending, preparing, and filing H-1B Temporary Worker petitions on behalf of all UW System campuses (Campuses) excluding UW-Milwaukee. The incumbent serves as a liaison between the Campuses and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL); U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS), and will respond to their requests for information. The incumbent will also prepare and file Permanent Residence applications (PR) as well as other types of non-immigrant petitions for the Campuses as permitted by law.

This position requires knowledge of the UW System's internal policies and procedures, as well as cross-cultural sensitivity. This position has contact with a number of campus customers and personnel from a variety of federal and state agencies.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A bachelor's degree in a field related to the responsilities of the position is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Knowledge of U.S. immigration laws, USCIS, DHS, DOL, and DOS regulations.
- Experience providing employment based immigration services. Includes preparing and filing H-1B and permanent residency petitions.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from varied administrative, academic, cultural, religious, national, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, and a wide variety of constituents including Federal government agency officials, campus and dean's office personnel, with campus clients, and with IFSS and OHR colleagues.
- Demonstrated ability to consult with stakeholders regarding all immigration matters.
- Knowledge of cross-cultural sensitivity.
- Ability to work with very detailed information.
- Knowledge of the relationship between HR and immigration and how HR practices affect immigration.
- Familiarity with general HR knowledge such as recruitment, hiring, titles and salary information.
- Excellent organizational skills, must be able to prioritize mulitple deadlines under pressure and handle severe time constraints.
- Experience presenting information and conducting trainings to varying/diverse audiences (training does not have to be in HR or immigration).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

- Experience working in the field of higher education

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $44,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on the "" button. Please upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should address your experience with the following:
- Employment based immigration
- Working in the field of higher education
- Working with diverse populations
- Prioritizing deadlines, organizational skills and working with detailed information
- Experience working in human resources (HR), including recruitment, hiring, titling and generalist capacities
- Consulting with stakeholders
- Working independently with minimal supervision
- Knowledge of cross-cultural sensitivity
- Experience training and presenting
- Other experiences relating to the principal duties and minimum years and relevant work experience as outlined in the position description.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Oct 21 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 15 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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