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Senior Immigration Program Manager

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2023

Job Description

Reporting to the director of Global Strategic Services (GSS) organization within Outreach and International Affairs, the senior immigration program manager will oversee and implement the permanent residency and adjustment of status process for Virginia Tech. Additionally, this position will oversee the H-1B visa and other non-immigrant visa processes within GSS. The senior immigration program manager will evaluate requests and documents from hiring units to ensure that they comply with relevant federal laws and regulations; maintain required recordkeeping and documentation files and keep abreast of changes in laws, regulations, and administrative procedures that affect international faculty and temporary workers. The senior immigration program manager will also develop and execute training programs and serve as a SEVIS RO/ARO for the university's J-1 visa program. The senior immigration program manager will assist the director in developing immigration policies and procedures and selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff.

This position is responsible for prompt and accurate communication with Virginia Tech’s hiring units and employees to ensure effective delivery of the non-immigrant visa and permanent residency programs and immigration compliance and coordinates with Virginia Tech hiring units to ensure receipt of complete non-immigrant visa and labor certification application request packages; It coordinates with Virginia Tech hiring units and employees to ensure receipt of supporting documents required by U.S. immigration laws; Provides support as needed to full suite of non-immigrant employment-based visa applications and maintains immigration case-management system.

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree or bachelor’s degree and relevant experience
• Significant experience in employment-based permanent residency process
• Experience preparing PERM labor certification applications
• Must be a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (required for role as RO/ARO)
• Strong communication, interpersonal, and intercultural skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with federal agencies, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultural traditions

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience filing nonimmigrant visa petitions in an academic setting
• Previous experience as RO/ARO and/or DSO
• Prior experience using immigration case management software
• Experience in living or studying abroad and/or proficiency in a second language
• Experience in working with the international community in higher education
• Demonstrated understanding of the intersection between USCIS regulations, SEVIS and the law

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience, up to $75,000

Review Date

Beginning June 5, 2023

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisa Greiner at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: May 10, 2023
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