Global Immigration Specialist
- San Francisco, CA, USA
- Employees can work remotely
- Alternate Location: New York, United States
- Position open to remote: Yes
- Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.
As the Square Global Immigration Specialist you will serve as the central point of contact and manage information among various stakeholders of active and potential immigration cases. This position will focus primarily on non-US Immigration, with heavy emphasis on Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, to name a few. You will be responsible for overseeing the 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, hrbps, Square’s designated immigration counsel, mobility, and our internal employment law team. You will also be exposed and own US immigration, relocation, and tax cases, as necessary, due to volume and back up coverage. You will be part of a team as we build this function at Square.
Manage Immigration Caseload, including:
New Hire Immigration Cases:
Immigration Assessment Cases - Serve 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 Square’s designated immigration counsel. 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.
Manage Current Employee Immigration Cases - Serving as the point of contact for current employees going through various types of immigration process (new visas, change of status, amendment, extensions, business travel, permanent residency)
Proactively work with employees, managers, hrbs, recruiters, and Square’s designated immigration counsel to communicate statuses and timelines
Own internal processes for permanent residency requirements including recruiting management, applicant communications, and application preparation review
Own country specific immigration compliance initiatives, projects, and reporting requirements
Assist Immigration Lead with the following:
Management of Square’s designated immigration counsel
Maintenance of internal Wiki, maintenance of process workflows, compiling program metrics, and business travel support, along with other projects as assigned
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 Global Right to Work Checks, employment law, and immigration audits
Supporting M&A projects
Partner with mobility on relocation & tax matters including domestic and international assignments, permanent move transfers, work directly and own relocation and tax cases
Rollout of training and compliance projects as assigned
Bachelor degree or equivalent years of experience
4-5 years working with a corporate immigration program strongly desired
Familiarity with Global Immigration (non-US specific) strongly preferred
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
At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
- Healthcare coverage
- Retirement Plans
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness perks
- Paid parental leave
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources