This is a full-time management role with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and offers challenge, visibility and an opportunity to lead a highly collaborative Immigration team for the Medical Center. This role is based in beautiful Nashville, TN with a low cost of living (no State income tax), mild climate and a vibrant growing healthcare based local economy.
Leads the Immigration team advising international scholars to ensure successful integration into the workplace and local community, as well as maintaining legal status. Provides oversight of all visa and I9 functions and supports regulatory compliance reports.
Oversees the international advising function and serve as a Responsible Officer (RO) for J-1 visa program.
Develops appropriate processes and procedures for prompt and accurate processing and monitoring of immigration and visa applications.
Ensures compliance with all aspects of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and other federal laws.
Liaison between our departments and external legal counsel.
Oversees plans for communications about international scholar issues, both internally and externally to the surrounding community.
Oversees the development of training regarding topics of interest to the international scholar populations and departments that provide services to or employ internationals.
Oversees the I9 verification for all new employees.
Strategize, design and implement a seamless immigration processes
Manage day to day immigration program, including employer sponsored nonimmigrant and immigrant sponsored cases, J Exchange Visitor Program, and I-9 E-Verify systems and processes.
Present business leaders and HR personnel with immigration regulation updates and information.
Facilitates both application and maintenance of lawful immigration status and employment authorization for employees and candidates.
Oversee and manage the coordination and processing by the Immigration Services Office of immigrant and non-immigrant visas (e.g., H1B, J-1, O-1, TN, E-3).
Continually analyze the immigration process to identify opportunities for growth and improvement.
Design and execute creative solutions from building project plans to managing implementation of the new processes.
Partner with HR business partners to consult on complex immigration issues.
Liaise directly and partner with internal stakeholders (Talent Acquisition, Payroll, Hiring Managers, Legal and Finance) to provide guidance and support on immigration matters
Manage vendor relationships and performance. Ensure that our vendor provides high quality experience to our internal stakeholders
Promote internal education of the ISO office through presentations.
Explain immigration procedures to managers, employees, and candidates.
Conduct internal trainings for immigration processes.
Interact with external immigration counsel to facilitate employer sponsored immigration cases.
Oversee and manage budget for Immigration Services Office and J Exchange Visitor Program.
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.