Mount Sinai Careers


New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

International Personnel

Job Title: Immigration Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Immigration Specialist will primarily handle J-1 visas and function as an Alternate Responsible Officer in SEVIS and administer the exchange program under the supervision of the Responsible Officer.  Will also provide support as a Designated School Official overseeing enrolled F-1 students.

Additional duties will include preparing and submitting TN and E-3 petitions and will provide assistance with H-1B petitions.

  • Will be familiar with Exchange Visitor program regulations, relevant immigration laws, and all federal and state regulations as deemed necessary to administer the exchange visitor program
  • Advises departments and foreign nationals on policies and procedures related to visa processing
  • Ensure adherence to immigration guidelines for the processing of non-immigrant visas will and assists in determining appropriate status categories for international applicants utilizing information obtained for the Health System.
  • Provide critical support in the development and implementation of internal policies and procedures related to the international population. Make recommendations to correct or improve service.
  • Prepares and maintains monthly reports
  • Maintain the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) by entering, updating, coordinating international student records and research scholar information as well as capturing significant and appropriate information in other databases as required. Monitor and maintain records in SEVIS.
  • Conduct and participate in Health System informational meetings about International Personnel systems, processes, training and current immigration topics.
  • Maintains current operational knowledge of the law, changes and processes in Homeland Security, U.S. State Department and U. S. Department of Labor etc. impacting international students, physicians and staff.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor degree in related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 1 year of immigration experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience with U.S. immigration regulations and in higher education work environment dealing with international students and physicians, etc.
  • Preferred Skills, e.g., language requirements
  • The nature of this job requires all applicants to be U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents.
    NOTE: This is not an attorney position.


Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!


Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans