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Immigration Services Advisor, UC International

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

UC International Services is looking for an Immigration Services Advisor to oversee matters pertaining to employment and permanent resident petitions. The position will perform a variety of support services for the unit that entails providing advice to international students, scholars, and staff on immigration and visa matters. The Immigration Services Advisor will report directly to the Director and Associate Director of International Services and will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity to our international students, faculty, staff and all other activities.

The Immigration Services Advisor will guide sponsoring departments through all matters related to filing employment and permanent resident petitions, as well as provide guidance to international faculty and staff on immigration and visa matters. The Advisor will assist with the administration of the University’s Program Electronic Review Management System (PERM), completing I-129 employment petitions, filing labor certifications, I-140s, I-485s, and other processes related to sponsoring international employees for lawful permanent residence.


This position will have the option of a hybrid work schedule (2 days in the office/3 days work from home) for those with a residence within OH/IN/KY following 90 days of training. Residence must be in the tri-state area within reasonable distance to UC Main Campus to have ability to report to campus as required. Remote work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies.

Essential Functions

  • Advise international scholars regarding immigration policies and procedures.   
  • Plan and coordinate the preparation of non-immigrant, immigrant and adjustment of status petitions for filing with the United States Customs and Immigration Services department.
  • Manage the preparation of labor certification applications for submission to the US Department of Labor; content of Department of Labor audit files. 
  • Prepare and submit Labor Certification application for permanent employment to the US Department of Labor.  Prepare and maintain required files for compliance with US Department of Labor regulations regarding retention limits and audits. 
  • Prepare immigrant visa petitions; assist with preparation of I-485 Adjustment of status to Permanent Resident; prepare and submit Labor Condition Applications and prevailing wage determination requests to US Department of Labor; update database records and monitor compliance issues. 

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Twelve (12) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States to satisfy Department of State regulations.
  • Experience filing H-1B specialty worker or Labor Certification.
  • Experience processing immigration petitions (form I-129, I-140, I-485) and Labor Certifications.
  • Knowledge of best practices in international higher education and/or providing services to international employees.
  • Ability to interact with administrators and faculty in a highly professional manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience using the Sunapsis International Office platform.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include:

  • A cover letter of interest.
  • A current CV/Resume
  • List of three references.
  • Applications without a cover letter, CV/Resume or references will not be considered for the position.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $41,000 - $46,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 85862 


Immigration Services Advisor, UC International

Date:  Jul 28, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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