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At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
The Immigration Specialist supports the immigration function within the Human Resources department. The Immigration Specialist is responsible for advising employees, processing applications and paperwork, and maintain regulatory compliance. This position reports to the Immigration Program Manager.
Determine appropriate non-immigrant visa types for all foreign nationals appointed/hired by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).
Manage pre-offer immigration assessments, case initiations, escalations, USCIS site visits, Public Access Files.
Prepare and act as authorized signatory for all in-house visa petitions for new hires, transfers, extensions, and change of status applications for H-1B, J-1, TN, and E-3 visa holders employed with Fred Hutch and SCCA ensuring the legal status of all visa holders
J-1 visa program responsibilities including Form DS-2019 administration, annual reporting, cultural exchange events, preparing DOS Advisory Opinion Letters and program re-designation
Prepare and advise employees for consular visits and visa stamp processing
Build effective relationships and collaboration with Talent Acquisition & HR Business Partner teams.
Work directly with employees to analyze complex immigration matters, advise on potential risks and challenges, and resolve issues by facilitating stakeholder discussions that balance business and employee needs.
Maintain regulatory compliance with all immigration government agencies including US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of State (J-1 Program and US Consulates), Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor.
Liaise with outside counsel to interpret and apply immigration policies and procedures in a timely manner when appropriate.
Manage in-house postings for PERM recruitment.
Advise on regulatory changes that may impact the program and/or employees. Assist in executing change and communication plans.
Prepare I-9 for visa holders, archiving files, monthly reporting, check requests
Comprehensive knowledge of US immigration with minimum 1 year experience preparing H-1B and TN visas; J-1 experience preferred.
Excellent communication, customer service and problem solving skills.
Possess high ethical standards.
Experience working with SEVIS, DOL FLAG, OFLC Online Data Wage, I-94 Admission Records.
Advanced skills in MS suite, including Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and SharePoint. Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) experience preferred in order to update Immigration website.
Ability to plan, problem solve, execute, and multi-task with flexibility.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Strong multi-tasking skills while continuing to provide a high level of customer service.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.