Rank: Admin III
Search Number: S21-024
Job Posted: 11/09/2021
Southern Connecticut State University is seeking a dynamic
individual for the Immigration Specialist position within the
Office of International Education. As an intentionally
diverse and student-centered university, Southern is committed to
academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the
public good. Founded as a teachers’ college in 1893, Southern has
evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university
offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal
arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities
in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The
University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and
culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles
The Immigration Specialist provides support services to inbound
J and H Visa international students and faculty (and dependents),
as well as risk management advising for outbound study abroad
students and faculty.
Develops systems for providing and tracking all immigration
paperwork relative to J-1 Exchange Visitors.
Maintains updated records in SEVIS for all J-1 Exchange
Visitors. Produces all SEVIS reports for the J-1 Exchange Visitor
Program, including annual reports and redesignation
Reviews and processes all paperwork relative to the initial
issuance of all DS-2019s for J-1 Exchange Visitors.
Provides necessary immigration advising for J-1 Exchange
Visitors both before entry in the U.S., after port-of-entry
arrival, and for the duration of their stay (in J status) in the
Serves as the University’s H-1B liaison and adviser, and
processes all H-1B petitions for the University’s non- immigrant
Supports the OIE in all student-based initiatives. Works with
OIE staff to increases campus and community awareness and support
for the University’s international initiatives.
Assists with overseas student risk management programs and
updates faculty course abroad manuals as directed.
Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those
enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of
responsibility of the position.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Two
years’ experience interacting with international students and
faculty in a university environment, good organizational skills,
significant computer literacy and excellent organizational and
communication skills required. Knowledge of SEVIS, J-Visa
immigration issues, H visa immigration issues, and risk management
in international study strongly preferred. Must be a Citizen or
Permanent Resident of the United States.
International experience, competency in at least one foreign
language and knowledge of at least one foreign culture preferred.
An equivalent combination of credential and/or experience may also
These qualifications may be waived for individuals with
appropriate alternate experience.
For full consideration, please submit a letter of application,
resume, and 3 professional references with contact information to
Ina Marshall at MarshallI2@southernct.edu by
December 13, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately
and the position will remain open until filled.
Southern Connecticut State
University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its
faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.