Director, International Faculty & Research Scholar Services

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Position Summary:

NYU’s Global Services organization is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility that inform academic excellence. Employees in this organization are expected to contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.
Direct, develop and administer services for the scholars unit within the OGS. Create and implement policies and procedures pertaining to nonimmigrant (J1, H1B, O1, TN, E3) and immigrant (1st and 2nd preference) benefit filing for faculty, researchers, academic staff, and visiting scholars and their dependent family members. File nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions with USCIS and Labor Certifications with USDOL. Oversee the implementation of technology relevant to tracking scholar data and filing nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions for them and their dependent family members. Determine when outside counsel is necessary and consult accordingly. Centralize the management of requested exceptions to policy on the sponsorship of foreign nationals. Develop and direct support services for clients and family members. Advise academic units, Human Resources, and senior administration on law, regulations, and procedures for hiring foreign nationals. Train departmental representatives. Oversee scholar office operations and supervise staff. Advise foreign national employees (and prospective employees) and visa dependents. Advocate for the scholar population on behalf of NYU to relevant government agencies including DHS, DOL, and DOS.


Required Education:
Bachelor’s degreePreferred Education:
Master’s degree in foreign language, area studies, language acquisition, counseling, education, management or related discipline

Required Experience:
7+ years’ relevant experience in employment-based immigration, international education program administration, foreign scholar advising or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience developing and administering office services and programs, and individual and group training.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of immigration law and regulations pertaining to the sponsorship of foreign nationals on a temporary and permanent basis in an academic setting. Cross-cultural communication skills. Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills. Ability to work under strict deadlines and to set priorities in a complex work environment. Leadership and training experience.

Additional Information:

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $102,600 to USD $125,400. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.

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