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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 13-27475
School Name School of Engineering and Applied Science
Org Office of Budget and Administration
Posted to the Web 12/13/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.


Reporting to the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s (SEAS) Human Resources Director, the Compliance Manager will implement, communicate and manage the school’s immigration and human resources/ employment compliance standards. Serves as an interface between the offices of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Support Services and SEAS faculty and staff. Submits all international employment based applications and documents to ISSS. The Compliance Manager will also support Human Resources (HR) processes including but not limited to reviewing and maintaining STEM/OPT training plans and J-1 student intern agreements, interfacing with Central Human Resources and the SEAS Business Offices on I-9 compliance, managing the TNC E-Verify process, coordinating the working with minors background check requirements for SEAS staff and faculty, oversight of requests for unpaid interns, monitoring the school’s performance appraisal completion rates, assisting with temp extra staffing and annual employment law poster updates and other human resources trainings, projects, and duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education/experience and direct work experience with J, H, O, TN, OPT/OPT STEM and permanent resident regulations is required. Experience working with confidential information in an international office or human resources environment and experience developing and implementing departmental processes required. Experience working with and directly advising faculty on immigration and compliance regulations preferred.

Skills essential for success in this role; working knowledge of immigration laws and regulations, ability to communicate effectively with people from various cultural backgrounds. Excellent organizational and process development skills and ability to prioritize are essential. Proficient oral and written communication, critical thinking and analytical skills, ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and ability to work independently. Excellent computer and database skills.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
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    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
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    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have experience working with and directly advising faculty?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have direct work experience with J, H, O, TN, OPT/STEM OPT and permanent resident regulations?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience working in an international office or human resources environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience developing and implementing departmental processes?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter