The SEVIS Systems Analyst is responsible for three primary functions: 1) serve as the lead technical developer for Pepperdine/SUNAPSIS/SEVIS systems for all users; 2) Manage student immigration processing functions, including SUNAPSIS user application configuration, and business process mapping; 3) oversight of technical process of reporting in a timely manner to ensure institutional compliance with federal immigration regulations and requirements, including SEVIS reporting.
Daily management of data integrity and batch processes in PeopleSoft; Monitors SEVIS lists and PeopleSoft alerts daily; Manages SEVIS reporting through batch and real time processes; Develops procedures to assure required documentation and reports to meet SEVIS deadlines.
Serve as technical lead for systems integration between SUNAPSIS platform and Pepperdine systems; Responsible for end-to-end view of entire technical system relating to international students and bringing key university stakeholders and technical teams towards alignment for the Pepperdine/SUNAPSIS/SEVIS international student application/platform systems; Oversees data interface between office records and university systems; Liaises with IT and other campus departments.
Manage all software/system updates and any policy changes resulting as required by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on behalf of Pepperdine and its international student population; Review technical specifications of future phases of SEVIS/SUNAPSIS and upgrades to office technologies and make related recommendations; Identify new technologies and OISS business practices to support OISS efficiency; Design and coordinate internal systems training to staff.
Produce statistical reports: IIE, Prepares reports from PeopleSoft and office databases as needed.
Assist the Director in planning OISS budget related to technology and external support services; Produce all technical, operational, advising, and special assignments as assigned by the Director; Updates related to immigration on the department website and provides support for content management; Occasional participation in other functions of the OISS.
Keeps current with changes in immigration regulations, upgrades in SEVIS and PeopleSoft and relays that to end users; Occasional attendance for purposes of professional development at meetings and off-campus conferences; Collaborate regularly with SEVIS managers at peer institutions Uphold University mission through work performed.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Skills and Qualifications
Required: Bachelor's degree; strong IT skills with familiarity in all applications and platforms; U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status as required by federal regulations to serve as a Designated School Official (DS)) Thoroughness, reliability, flexibility, resourcefulness, and the ability to work under deadline essential; Attention to detail and strong interpersonal and communications skills; Inter-cultural competency, complex problem-solving abilities; exceptional organizational skills, evidence of updated competency with technology MS Office Suite (Excel), PeopleSoft, CRM, Etrieve, SEVIS, familiarity with electronic forms and integration with systems to assist with the automation of unit and university processes; Statistical reports/Data mining
Preferred: Master's degree in a related field; at least two years of relevant experience; familiarity with immigration policy; experience or formal training in International Higher Education as a SEVIS Designated School Official (DSO); Software implementation experience SUNAPSIS; Java client application; ColdFusion server operation; SQL, HTML, XML, Macintosh; Student Information Systems (PeopleSoft); Query writing in PeopleSoft, experience with imaging systems (Nolij); Computer system engineering, including client-server design, operating systems performance and network integration, security/privacy; Experience with SEVIS manual entry and SEVIS batch updates, Report writing in Salesforce.
Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.
This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.
Pepperdine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related.