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EY People Advisory Services - Immigration Legal Managed Services - Senior - Houston in Houston, Texas

EY has people in more than 150 countries and they are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development.

The immigration professionals within EY’s Global Immigration network provide a range of employment-based immigration legal and immigration support services to multinational clients who require employees to work in locations where the employee requires work authorization from the local authorities.

The opportunity

As an Immigration Legal Managed Services (ILMS) Senior, you will be a part of the U.S. employment-based immigration team. EY's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The firm's comprehensive range of U.S. employment-based immigration services include providing clients with non-immigrant and immigrant case processing for the employees. Recognized as one of US's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.

Your key responsibilities

As an ILMS Senior, you will support multiple and challenging US employment-based immigration engagements and contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse institutional clients.

Client contact/communication:

  • Working with clients to obtain information to assist in drafting applications

  • Communicate case status, milestones achieved, and next steps to client throughout the entire lifecycle of the case

  • Follow-up with clients to obtain copies of visas/documents

  • Notify clients of upcoming extensions

Communicate with other engagement professionals and support staff:

  • Ensure that attorneys are advised of legal client-related issues

  • Participate in meetings of the professional staff of EY US

  • Confer with attorney regarding legal questions or concerns raised by the client and then relate information back to the client as appropriate

  • Draft emails in response to case process and logistics queries by clients

  • Delegate appropriate work to support staff, including document scanning/photocopying and package mailing

Case management:

  • Collect information from clients as needed for case processing

  • Generate client assessment forms and immigration case-related forms and letters for attorney review

  • Draft and subsequently revise and update draft forms and letters at the direction and supervision of attorneys

  • Monitor case progression to ensure service levels are being met

  • Monitor immigration petitions filed with government agencies for receipt, approval, and/or requests for additional information

  • Track and monitor immigration documents for expiration, including reviewing expiration reports as needed

Professional Development:

  • May be required to attend seminars and professional development courses that are relevant to his/her area of specialty

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Preference for degrees in immigration studies, law, business, communications, public administration, technology, analytics, finance

  • Minimum 4 years of US Employment-based immigration experience

  • Must be highly organized and an effective communicator

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Strong attention to detail

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Exposure to US and international clients

What we look for

We’re interested in professionals with the drive to take on new responsibilities and projects. You’ll need the confidence to speak up with your own creative thoughts on a wide range of areas. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve your potential by being given professional development and experiences with clients across geographies. If you’re keen to play a pivotal role within a highly focused US immigration team, this role is for you.