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Senior Immigration Analyst at University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Come join the staff at OUHSC and become part of Oklahoma's premier research University which leads the state in education and career opportunities. OUHSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. We are currently building world-class institutes for the treatment of diabetes and cancer.


The Office of Immigration Services (OIS) has an immediate opening for an experienced Senior Immigration Analyst to join our team. The OIS office at OUHSC provides legal and strategic U.S. immigration counsel to the OUHSC and OU-Tulsa campus communities; drives immigration compliance, and supports the immigration needs of international employees and their families. Reporting to the Office of Immigration Services Director & Immigration Attorney, the Senior Immigration Analyst serves as a contact to assist the campus community with complex immigration matters. As a Senior Immigration Analyst, you will be passionate about employee engagement, intensifying and solving complex immigration problems, and helping the University achieve strategic goals by bringing the best and brightest international faculty, staff, and scholars to OUHSC and OU-Tulsa.


  • Assists the Director in filing employment based H-1B non-immigrant petitions on behalf of the University.

  • Maintains H-1B public access files.

  • Ensures timely and accurate filing of all required documentation for employment based petitions to USCIS

  • Works with school point of contact to determine filling strategy.

  • Advises international faculty and scholars on immigration status.

  • Ensures Federal immigration compliance through understanding of and adherence to all applicable federal visa and labor regulations, as well as, University policy.

  • Maintains detailed and organized files on all casework.

  • Ensures consistency and accuracy of data in administrative databases including but not limited to the creation of new immigration files, timely updates of data in the system, and note taking.

  • Interprets and advises on complex United States immigration laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to international faculty and scholars support by OUHSC and contracted OU system schools.

  • Informs University administrators about University policies and procedures that ensure ongoing compliance with immigration regulations

  • Works closely with leadership to ensure proper understanding of the application of immigration regulations in University policies, taking appropriate initiative, and exercise discretion within the scope of assigned duties

  • Serves as a resource and proactively reaches out to academic departments to support international faculty and scholars

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues on the development of training workshops/information sessions on issues pertaining to international faculty scholars.

  • Serves on internal committees and participate in work groups to support the mission of the University.

  • Serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer for the University's exchange visitor program.

  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.


Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 36 months of professional experience handling immigration casework

Equivalent/Substitution:  Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor’s Degree for a total of 84 months experience. 


  • Knowledge of H-1B rules & regulations

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)

  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information

  • Highly organized and ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines

  • Ability to communicate well and build rapport with students, faculty and staff

  • Strong initiative to solve problems

  • Ability to be diplomatic, composed, and proactive in varied interactions

  • Exemplary cross-cultural communication skills


  • Experience filing or preparing H-1B petitions

  • Master’s or Juris Doctor Degree.

  • Proficient in foreign languages

Additional Requirements:  Must be a Lawful Permanent Resident or US Citizen to serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer. 

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

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