Amazon is seeking a Sr. U.S. Immigration Specialist to support the needs of our growing organization. The U.S. immigration business consulting team of Specialists, based in Seattle, provides bespoke written operational analyses for business, HR, recruiting stakeholders that require very high judgment in understanding and analyzing trends, spend, filing strategies. This Seattle-based leadership role will use very high judgment in understanding and analyzing trends, spend, filing strategies for stakeholder groups.
Responsibilities include: •Understand current state of system, processes, and U.S. immigration policy and regulations •Serve as a single threaded leader for assigned businesses to provide creative, yet compliant, immigration consultations on corporate restructures, role changes, alternate filing strategies •Work with others on the immigration team to support large scale projects, including writing or deploying communications, executing case filing strategies with outside immigration partners, providing dashboards to stakeholders on project or program progress •Educate managers and business partners on employee U.S. immigration concerns, strategies, and guidelines •Continually identify areas of redundancy or no-value add to ensure process, procedure, and scalability •Mentor other Immigration Specialists on the larger team, particularly in program and process management, and provide stretch opportunities where appropriate based on interest/skill •Benchmark with other similarly situated companies through industry advocacy orgs such as CFGI •Work with senior leadership within the immigration, Legal, Public Policy, PR, HR Risk and Compliance, Right to Work to review and understand impact of immigration changes and develop associated processes or filing strategies as needed
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS •Bachelor’s degree in a related field •8-10+ years of U.S. immigration experience, either within a law firm (such as a supervising paralegal or managing attorney with responsibility for immigration petition preparation/filings) or in-house in an organization with a significant volume of immigration-supported employees or in a recruiting or HR role with heavy U.S. immigration involvement •5+ years of experience in managing complex U.S. immigration programs, projects, or cases
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS •J.D. or Master’s degree in related field •10+ years of high volume business immigration experience with heavy emphasis on program management, continuous improvement, project management •Successful record of building, improving, and running operational business processes in the U.S., ability to drive program effectiveness and high levels of customer satisfaction •Experience identifying and resolving complex issues, assuming leadership roles in unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances – solid sense of accountability and sound personal judgment •Excellent written and verbal communications - ability to interface with all levels of the organization
Internal Number: 791747
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