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Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster five months after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months after the J&J vaccine.
Do you love working in a dynamic environment and are you passionate about being part of a team dedicated to supporting MSK's mission? This is the perfect role for you! We have an exciting opportunity for an attorney specializing in employment and immigration related matters to join our legal team.
Our team includes attorneys spanning multiple legal practices tasked with providing various services for MSK. Through our combined expertise and experience, we assist staff across all departments by facilitating agreements and projects that further the mission of MSK. Our goal is to help our clients, reach and exceed their goals by working collaboratively to provide answers and assistance on any legal inquiry.
Provide legal, policy, and strategic guidance to a diverse client base regarding business immigration, employment relations, and policy guidance
Ensure completion, submission, and follow up on all nonimmigrant visa and permanent residence petitions according to U.S. immigration guidelines and MSK standards
Serve as ARO and DSO for MSK's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and F-1 visas.
Ensure compliance with Department of State regulations and MSK standards
Provide advice and counsel for employee relations-related matters, advising HR partners throughout the lifecycle of employee events
Research, strategize, draft and respond to administrative agency charges and legal correspondence
Assist with the interpretation, development, drafting, and updating of institutional HR policies to comply with legal requirements and interpretive changes.
Provide guidance to HR partners regarding compliance with current and updated policies
Skilled at drafting legal documents, issue spotting, identification of trends, legal research and analysis, risk management, and client interactions.
Detail focused, organized, efficient, and consistently achieving positive results, providing outstanding client service, even under challenging circumstances.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
A Collaborator, able to work on a team or independently to get the job done.
Adept at balancing multiple assignments simultaneously and have a project management mindset
Able to, and enjoy, cultivating positive relationships with colleagues, clients, and leaders at every level, while maintaining an independent and objective perspective.
Capable of providing candid, sound, clear, and direct legal advice (in both verbal and written forms) that is pragmatic while recognizing the broader consequences of the legal advice.
A Juris Doctor degree and admission to the New York State Bar
4-7 years of legal experience
Experience handling business immigration and employment law matters
Strong computer and software proficiency
Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.