Global Mobility Specialist, Immigration
- San Francisco, CA
As the Square Global Immigration Specialist you will serve as the central point of contact and manage information among various stakeholders of our active and potential immigration cases. This position will focus primarily on US Immigration including ownership of the US immigration life cycle, from assessment to permanent residency, inclusive of administrative tasks required for compliance. You will liaison with new hires, current employees, recruiters, hiring managers, hrbp, Square’s designated immigration counsel, and our internal employment law team. You will also be exposed and own relocation and tax cases, as necessary, due to volume and back up coverage..
Manage Immigration Caseload, including:
New Hire Immigration Cases:
Immigration Assessment Cases - Serving as the point of contact for recruiters/hrbps as they explore the viability of potential sponsorship for potential candidates. Manage the assessment process; consult with HRBP, recruiter, manager and employee as needed in partnership with immigration provider. Explore options for employment sponsorship and communicate process and timelines to all key stakeholders.
Escalate immigration issues to Immigration Lead and provide suggestions when the process takes an unexpected turn.
Owning internal processes for all governance around work authorizations
Manage Current Employee Immigration Cases - Serving as the point of contact for current employees going through various types of immigration process (new visas, extensions, business travel, permanent residency)
Proactively work with employees and their managers to communicate statuses and timelines
Own internal processes for permanent residency requirements including recruiting management, applicant communications, and application preparation review
Review I-983 document for F-1 visas along with training plan; maintain F1 program data on wiki.
Identify eligible employees for visa tax suppression in Workday, perform eligibility verification and consult with Payroll, Stock Administration, Global Mobility as appropriate.
Assist Immigration Lead with the following:
Maintenance of internal Wiki, maintenance of process workflows, compiling program metrics, and business travel support.
Review invoices in partnership with our legal operations team, for immigration-related services, reviewing for accuracy, tracking for trends, and escalating to lead as appropriate.
Ensure immigration data is accurately maintained and that the organization's immigration compliance records have an appropriate level of data security
Contribute to a broader team responsible for HR Compliance such as I-9 verification in the US, and right to work checks/first day checks.
Assist with global mobility relocation & tax matters including domestic and international assignments, permanent move transfers, work directly and own relocation and tax cases.
Bachelor degree or equivalent years of experience
3-4 years working with a corporate immigration/mobility program
Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills
Ability to work with tight deadlines and handle employee confidential information with discretion
Ability to research, assess facts, and determine their impact to the business
Familiarity with Workday, Google Suite/MS Office, and Equus Software a plus