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Immigration Lead (AA/S Exempt III) / CEGE - International Education

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time


California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:

  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

In support of the CSUSB Strategic Plan, the College of Extended and Global Education (CEGE) leads the campus' internationalization and global engagement by collaborating with international partners to develop and promote activities, programs, and services that meet the needs of the university, regional, national, and global communities.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College of Extended and Global Education and the Executive Director of the Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP), the Immigration Lead serves as a high-level contributor providing expertise and functional leadership on immigration issues to the College and University leadership.  The incumbent provides oversight of the day-to-day operations of the immigration unit, including providing lead work direction to other professional staff, and is accountable for short- and long-term goals and objectives.  Work is guided by the overall goals and objectives with full accountability for results and requires regular planning, development, independent determination of methods to meet programmatic or administrative goals, as well as independent determination of approaches to project and priorities.

Employment StatusFull-time, exempt, probationary position (with the possibility of converting to permanent).

First Review Deadline: The initial review of applications will begin on 9/22/21. 

Work Schedule

  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. weekends and evenings may be required.

Key Qualifications

  • Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of university infrastructure, policy, and procedure.
  • Demonstrated ability in interpreting and implementing complex immigration regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of immigration regulations and procedures for H1B and Green card processes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including intercultural communication, to be able to effectively present ideas in written and presentational formats to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to interpret, foresee and proactively address potential issues as a result of changing immigration laws.
  • Ability to analyze, understand complex problems from a broad perspective, to discern underlying principles, and to develop strategic solutions.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge and understanding of immigration regulations and effectively communicates regulatory changes and updates.
  • Legal permanent resident status or U.S. citizenship is required to be eligible for certification by the Department of Homeland Security as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and the Department of State as Responsible Officer (RO).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience 

Bachelor's degree and/or the equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs, PLUS four to six years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mediation and conflict resolution in a multicultural and multiethnic environment.
  • Proficiency in languages in addition to English; Arabic preferred.
  • Five to ten legal experience in the area of immigration law.
  • Experience providing leadership and directing staff.
  • Juris Doctor degree or Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the area of immigration with progressive responsibility.
  • Extensive experience with software applications such as PeopleSoft, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and relevant immigration platform.
  • Extensive Immigration H1B and Permanent Residence Applications and other Employment-related experience.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,908.00-$8,343.00/month 

Classification Salary Range:$5,908.00-$11,481.00/month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.  Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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