Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an International Faculty and Scholar Advisor for the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. Reporting to the Executive Director for International Faculty and Scholar Services, the International Faculty and Scholar Services Adviser shares responsibility for administering Rutgers University's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and preparing and filing H-1B petitions.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Confers with and advises academic and research units on visa sponsorship regulations, policies and procedures and supports the Executive Director for Faculty and Scholar Services in other responsibilities related to the legal employment of foreign nationals at Rutgers.
Serves as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 program matters and to be able to advise on routine immigration matters and federal regulations pertaining to J-1, H-1B and other employment-based visa types.
Participates in special projects involving Sunapsis, cross-cultural programming, Employment of Foreign Nationals workshops, Sunapsis trainings, and meets with campus partners as needed, on matters relating to international faculty and scholars.
Participates as a full member of ISSS professional team in developing, administering, and evaluating ISSS's overall operation and programming.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree in social sciences, foreign languages or other field directly related to working with international students or scholars, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and an interest in international education, understanding of cross-cultural differences, scholar or student advising in a higher education institution as well as strong organizational and time management skills; good communication; and computer literacy.
A minimum of two years of professional experience is needed to perform successfully in the job, preferably related to global education, higher education, and/or immigration-related field, with an emphasis on customer/client services.
City: New Brunswick
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing.
No special vision requirements.
Must be able to lift or exert up to 25 pounds.
To comply with federal law in performing necessary duties pertaining to J-1 matters, the incumbent must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for certification as an
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