The Office of Immigration Services, University at Buffalo (UBIS) invites applications for the part-time position of Legal Assistant.
The Legal Assistant will:
Support employment based immigration services for the University’s non-citizen faculty and staff, including preparing related Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and Department of Labor forms, petitions and applications. Liaise with the individuals involved, employing departments, and University Human Resources.
Prepare and issue documents for Exchange Scholars’ J visa applications and those of their dependents. Communicate with prospective and current visiting scholars; coordinate Exchange Visitor Program support with other University departments; help validate scholars in SEVIS. Support orientation programs for incoming scholars and dependents; monitor exchange scholar status.
Help disseminate information on procedures related to filing the various applications and petitions noted above, set up and maintain case files, request and verify client documentation. Maintain related office databases and prepare associated reports
Conduct legal research and summarize and report findings. Monitor various publications, newsletters, list serves, etc. for changes to regulations that impact Immigration Services clients.
The Legal assistant will also supervise the department’s student employees, and assist with general office duties as assigned
This position requires great precision, accuracy, and outstanding attention to detail.
Also required are an excellent organizational ability and computer skills, strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated intercultural skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks with deadlines simultaneously and a “take-charge” attitude.
US Citizenship or legal permanent residency is required, as mandated by federal regulations.
The University at Buffalo is a premier, research-intensive public university and a member of the Association of American Universities. As the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, we offer more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs. Our alumni live in every state and 146 countries. The University at ...Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Learn more about UB by visiting www.buffalo.edu