The Senior Associate Director for International Services has a highly visible leadership role in the Office of International Services (OIS) location in East Baltimore. This position is responsible for ensuring the OIS is in compliance with all Department of State [DOS], Department of Homeland Security [DHS], and Student and Exchange Visitor Program [SEVP] regulations for J-1 students/scholars and F-1 students. The Senior Associate Director will be primarily responsible for J-1 scholar advising, processing and policy development. This position will serve as the responsible officer for JHU’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Along with the Director of International Scholars, the Senior Associate Director will participate in strategic planning and provide functional advice to JHU’s academic schools, departments, divisions, and affiliates particularly related to student and scholar services.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Monitors changes in immigration regulations to develop and implement necessary policy/process changes to ensure compliance and develop communication strategies related to changes.
Oversees J-1 processing for JHU, assessing and addressing process changes and ensuring advising staff are knowledgeable of J-1 regulations and productive in J-1 document generation.
Responsible for maintaining the Policy and Procedures Manual [PPM] for J-1 Scholar Processing at JHU.
Participates in development and implementation of self-service initiatives in iHopkins.
Performs data analysis and adhoc reporting as needed, including drafting and submission of the J-1 annual report for JHU’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.
Prepares and provides technical training sessions as needed for campus administrators.
Maintains strong, strategic relationships with faculty and University leadership and within the larger academic community.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory): This position requires specific knowledge of immigration law as well as pertinent knowledge of federal regulations that relate to international students and scholars.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
5+ years related experience required.
Must be U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to meet regulatory requirements as a Designated School Official and Responsible Officer.
Project management, presentation, and policy development experience required.
Extensive knowledge of F and J regulations, and experience working in SEVIS required
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work on multiple complex tasks.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Master’s Degree in a related field.
Cross-cultural training experience; demonstrated career progression in the field of international education; experience working at a highly decentralized university.
Supervisory experience/training and demonstrated knowledge of human resource related policies and procedures preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Able to provide competent and professional service to international students and scholars at Johns Hopkins University concerning complex U.S. immigration laws governing and/or regulating their stay in the U.S.
Possess knowledge of a wide range of non-immigrant visa classifications and related regulations (e.g., B-1, B-2, F-1, F-2, H-1B, H-4, J-1, J-2, O-1, O-3, PRV, TN, TD, etc.) and provide professional services to internationals at JHU in these visa classifications. Services include initial certifications, extensions of status, reinstatements to legal status, changes of non-immigrant status, etc.
Assist in the development and implementation of formal office policies and procedures and disseminate that information to affected parties, including international students, faculty, and staff at JHU as well as the various departmental/divisional faculty and staff who assist them.
Function as the Responsible Officer for JHU’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program [P-1-04644] and be registered with the Department of State to function in this capacity.
Function as a Designated School Official for JHU’s five F-1 programs and be registered with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service to function in this capacity.
Lead F and J Team meetings and provide general oversight of Sr. International Services Advisors and International Services Advisor in conjunction with the Director of International Scholars.
Responsible for coordinating, improving, and maintaining work flow procedures related to student and scholars services.
Manage special projects as assigned.
Collaborate with OIS technical staff on the ongoing development and implementation of iHopkins, self-service, and related systems.
The Senior Associate Director supervises OIS advising staff at the JHMI location, and assists in the coordination of the standards for delivery of student advising services at all OIS locations.
Classified Title: Sr. Associate Director of OIS Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $71,497 - $84,150 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10000052-International Services, Office of Personnel area: University Administration
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