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SHRM Senior Specialist, Exchange Visitor Program in Alexandria, Virginia

Senior Specialist, Exchange Visitor Program

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #280

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

This position plans, coordinates, and oversees the Exchange Visitor Program’s operational activities, manages the J visa application caseload, prioritizes, and addresses client J visa-related requests, and ensures the program’s operational compliance. This position also provides consultation and training to host organizations.

Your Day:

  • Manage, plan, and coordinate the processing of J-1 visa applications, working with host organizations to collect documents required to issue the DS2019 forms.

  • Trains the Coordinator and oversees the Coordinator’s work as related to the application processing.

  • Ensure program documents and procedures are up to date.

  • Onboard new host organizations and exchange visitors.

  • Monitor and maintain application compliance with the Dept of State requirements.

  • Monitor participants’ wellbeing in the US.

  • Plan, design, and implement cultural enrichment activities for host orgs and exchange visitors.

  • Contribute to the program’s social media presence and supports marketing and outreach activities.

  • Collaborate with Manager, Exchange Visitor Program, on the program’s representation at SHRM events.

  • Support business development initiatives as required by Manager, including the development of new products and services.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively complex work experience

  • Project management and/or client service/account management experience.

  • Experience in the immigration or international exchange fields or international mobility and expatriate programs

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status, per U.S. Department of State regulations.

  • Must be available to answer emergency calls outside of normal office hours.

  • Ability to effectively handle sensitive candidate and company information.

  • Experience with SEVIS and 22 CFR 62 (Exchange Visitor Program regulations)

  • Candidates must have a proven commitment to SHRM's six Guiding Principles:

  • Bold Purpose

  • Excellence & Accountability

  • Flexibility & Agility

  • Smart & Curious

  • Collaborative Openness

  • Push Back to Move Forward

Let Us Know if You Have:

  • Experience with INSZoom, NetSuite or Salesforce.

  • Experience living, studying, and/or working abroad.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated professional ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and problem-solve.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment.

  • Travel Required: Occasional 0-10%

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Program Management

  • Job Function SHRM Products & Services

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA