Director Oiae Immigration Duties
The person in this position directs the University of Georgia's
implementation of policies and procedures related to immigration
mandated by federal and state regulations and develops related
internal systems and practices to insure continuous regulatory
compliance within the university to limit the institution's
liability. This is a position requiring the highest level of
expertise with advanced decision-making skills based on
comprehensive knowledge of complex laws and regulations. As
such, the position requires a high degree of responsibility-the
person in this position supervises a staff of Immigration
Services Advisors to University faculty and students, and the
person in this position will carry out performance evaluations,
make salary and promotional recommendations and hire individuals
for positions in Immigration Services. This position requires
substantial in-the-field experience, and the person holding this
position must be current with federal and state regulations
related to immigration. This position reports directly to the
Associate Provost for International Affairs, and the person in
this position holds University signature authority for
Department of Labor Permanent Residency petitions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Regular duties include, but are not limited to:
Serving as the university resource on Homeland Security, U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services, US. Department of Justice,
U.S. Department of State, U. S. Social Security Administration,
U.S. Department of Labor and Georgia Department of Labor,
Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury, Bureau of
Foreign Assets Control laws, regulations, and procedures.
Serving as the Primary Designated School Official for the F visa
category under Homeland Security and as the institutional
Responsible Officer for the Department of State Exchange Visitor
Providing direction, supervision, and leadership for the
Immigration Services Team comprised of units dedicated to the
most frequently utilized visa categories including:
F-l Student Advisors, J Exchange Visitor Advisor, H Faculty and
Staff Advisor, and Assistant for Documentation and Permanent
Developing training materials and conducting workshops for the
benefit of the international population at UGA and the
university staff who assist with the documentation, procedures
and maintenance of students, scholars, faculty and staff. Assess
new areas of training needs and recommend new programs to meet
Directing and administering the application process for
employees who have been identified as eligible for permanent
residency via an employment based petition sponsored by UGA.
This includes: Outstanding Professors/Researchers, Teaching
Faculty, Research Scientists and Associates and professional
staff. This requires working with highly confidential and
sensitive information to provide very complex employment-based
advising involving a multiple of federal agencies.
Preparing reports on trends in international education in order
to assist the institution in meeting the goals set forth in the
UGA Strategic Plan. Collect data on the demographics of the
international population at UGA, fields of study, use of
services by departments, financial contributions, etc.
Assisting the Associate Provost for OIA with budgetary
recommendations, which may include projections of International
Student/Scholar Compliance fees, and recommended allocation of
the ISSC to meet the equipment, staff and training needs for
Advocate on behalf of international education and support the
Institution's goals for internationalizing the campus. Serve on
institutional and professional committees as appropriate.
Assist the Associate Provost with all other tasks as necessary.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This position requires the minimum of a Master's degree or
jurisdoctorate, plus 8-10 years of experience with all aspects
of immigration matters pertaining to an institution of higher
Must have a thorough working experience with immigration
regulations including applications for permanent residency.