The Office of the General Counsel at Northeastern University seeks a full-time immigration attorney to provide support for the University and its various colleges and departments. The Assistant General Counsel will prepare employment-based non immigrant and immigrant petitions/applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of Labor (specifically I-129 non immigrant visa petitions in the H-1B, TN, O-1 categories; PERM labor certifications for faculty and staff; and I-140 immigrant visa petitions in the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 categories). In addition, the ability to handle a variety of employment matters, including providing advice relative to hiring, promotion, evaluation, discipline, separation, and/or disputes and dispute resolution, and consulting on and drafting policies, procedures, and documents is highly desirable. Further, the Assistant General Counsel may perform activities related to all aspects of litigation in state and federal court as well as administrative agencies.
A degree from a recognized college or university; graduation from an accredited law school with a JD; and a minimum of 5 years experience with employment-based immigration (specifically I-129 non immigrant visa petitions in the H-1B, TN, O-1 categories; PERM labor certifications for faculty and staff; and I-140 immigrant visa petitions in the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 categories) is required. Experience working with higher education, outbound immigration, I-9 and E-Verify are highly recommended; prior exposure to employment law and litigation is desirable. Must be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar or pending admission. The Assistant General Counsel must demonstrate a positive, strong and proactive work ethic, and the ability to prioritize a heavy, complex, and varied workload. This position requires a demonstrated capability for legal research, writing, analysis and reasoning; an ability to develop and maintain successful, collaborative professional relationships; impeccable oral and written communication skills; an ability to identify and resolve complicated and sensitive problems creatively and with professional discretion; and an ability to function successfully in a deadline driven, fast-paced academic and research environment. The Assistant General Counsel is expected to work capably and effectively independently and as a team member, while keeping supervisors and the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel appropriately informed and involved.
Additional Information: This position requires a criminal background check.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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