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Immigration Specialist

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
The Immigration Specialist supports the immigration function within the Human Resources department. The Immigration Specialist is responsible for advising employees, processing applications and paperwork, and maintaining regulatory compliance. This position reports to the Immigration Program Manager. This role will have the opportunity to work partially at our campus and remotely.

  • Assist in determining appropriate non-immigrant visa types for foreign nationals appointed/hired by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch).
  • Manage pre-offer immigration assessments, case initiations, and escalations.
  • Prepare and act as authorized signatory for in-house visa petitions for new hires, transfers, extensions, and change of status applications.
  • Prepare and advise employees for consular visits and visa stamp processing.
  • Build effective relationships and collaboration with Talent Acquisition & HR Business Partner teams.
  • Work directly with employees to analyze complex immigration matters, advise on potential risks and challenges, and resolve issues by facilitating stakeholder discussions that balance business and employee needs.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance with all immigration government agencies including the US Citizenship & Immigration Service, Department of State, Customs and Border Patrol and Department of Labor.
  • Liaise with outside counsel to interpret and apply immigration policies and procedures in a timely manner when appropriate.
  • Prepare I-9's for visa holders, digitize and archive files, monthly reporting, check requests.


    • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience.
    • Knowledge of US employment-based immigration with minimum 6 months experience preparing visa petitions preferred.
    • Excellent communication, customer service and problem solving skills.
    • Possess high ethical standards.
    • Advanced skills in MS suite, including Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and SharePoint. Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) experience preferred in order to update Immigration website.
    • Ability to plan, problem solve, execute, and multi-task with flexibility.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Strong multi-tasking skills while continuing to provide a high level of customer service.

      In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
      A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
      Our Commitment to DiversityWe are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

Keywords: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle , Immigration Specialist, Other , Seattle, Washington

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