The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

International Advisor III - Senior International Scholar Advisor

Hiring department International Office
Monthly salary $3,958
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 600AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-08-01-3064
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This is a 3-year temporary position subject to renewal based on funding.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Coordinate and file Lawful Permanent Residence and O-1 casework for international faculty and scholars at the university. Manage employment-based immigration casework for contracted UT system schools. Work closely with academic departments to support employment strategies of international faculty and scholars.

Essential Functions

File Lawful Permanent Residency and O-1 petitions on behalf of The University of Texas at Austin. Interpret and advise on complex U.S. immigration laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to international faculty and scholars supported by UT Austin and contracted UT system schools. Work closely with academic departments to support the employment strategies of their international faculty and scholars both prior to hiring and during employment. Manage immigration caseload for contracted UT System schools. Work with schools point of contact to determine filing strategy, advise international faculty and scholars on immigration status, file employment petitions H-1B, O-1, Lawful Permanent Residency and other employment-based petitions. Ensure federal immigration compliance through understanding of and adherence to all applicable federal visa and labor regulations, as well as, university policy. Maintain detailed and organized files on all casework. Ensure consistency and accuracy of data in administrative databases including, but not limited to, creation of new immigration files, timely updates of data in the system and note taking. Ensure timely and accurate filing of all required documentation for employment petitions. Communicate with federal agencies to ensure timely response and compliance with all requests, requirements, and regulations. Research, respond, and resolve issues affecting ISSS service delivery in assigned area of responsibility, develop and present recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the unit. Work closely and collaboratively with scholar section colleagues to ensure consistent protocol related to employment-based immigration policies and procedures. Actively participate in the development, maintenance, and growth of team expertise in the laws and regulations governing international faculty and scholars. Inform and advise university administrators about university policies and procedures that ensure ongoing compliance with immigration regulations. Work closely with ISSS leadership, as needed, to ensure proper understanding and application of immigration regulations and university policies, taking appropriate initiative and exercising discretion within the scope of assigned duties. Departmental Support and Outreach. Serve as a resource and proactively reach out to academic departments to support international faculty and scholars. Work collaboratively with ISSS colleagues on the development of training workshops and informational sessions on issues pertaining to international faculty and scholars. Plan, develop, and conduct programming to educate international faculty and scholars and the university community on the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Support of ISSS functions. Actively support the critical priorities and functions of ISSS and the International Office, serve on internal committees, and participate in work groups to support the mission of the unit.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelors degree and five years of professional experience handling immigration casework. Solid and demonstrated experience filing H-1B, TN, or O-1 petitions and familiarity with EB-1, EB-2, LPR cases with a focus on Outstanding Professor, Researcher or PERM Basic and Special Handling. Evidence of strong organizational abilities and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-volume, environment. Excellent written communication and attention to details. Effective problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative. Ability to be diplomatic, composed, and proactive in varied interactions. Exemplary cross-cultural communication skills with documented experience in public speaking and delivering presentations. Outstanding professional demeanor. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Commitment to high quality and efficient customer service to faculty, staff, and external partners. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Solid and demonstrated experience filing EB-1, EB-2, LPR with a focus on Outstanding Professor, Researcher and PERM both Basic and Special Handling, and O-1 petitions. Significant experience with advising international faculty and scholars on immigration regulations in a university context.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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