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Job listing closed on 2 Jul 2024

Global Immigration Specialist

🇺🇸 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

Who We Are:

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and 243 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

The Role and What You’ll Do:

This position manages the athlete immigration process for assigned US and International events. The Global Immigration Specialist is additionally responsible for maintaining and updating both hard copy and electronic immigration files for all athletes as per established guidelines.

  • Reviews upcoming fight cards to determine immigration and Visa needs for athletes, staff and contractors. Performs research as necessary to determine country-specific Visa requirements.
  • Collects all relevant information needed for Visa process, including but not limited to completed immigration questionnaire, passport copy, digital passport photo and copies of promotional agreements from the Legal department, and provides information to outside counsel to prepare immigration petitions, where appropriate. Prepares petitions not requiring attorney involvement.
  • Prepares all relevant immigration documents and submits to the appropriate agency, tracking progress of the petition filing process through the online system, and confirming receipt of original petition approval notice.
  • Schedules consulate interviews for US events and ensures all documents are received by the athlete prior to the interviews. Collects, organizes, and prepares Visa applications for assigned international events.
  • Follows up with athlete/manager after consulate interview for outcome and confirms return of passports.
  • Provides internal updates on the status of Visa processing. Keeps all relevant stakeholders informed of any delays in the Visa process.
  • Reports any concerns regarding the Visa process to the Director, Global Compliance immediately.
  • Ensures all applicable databases are up-to-date and complete and accurate for all contracted athletes.
  • Updates and maintains all hard copy immigration files per established guidelines.
  • Performs other tasks, projects, and responsibilities as assigned.

You Have These:

  • High school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3 -5 years of experience working as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant, or similar background.
  • Customer-service driven.
  • Significant time flexibility.
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with individuals in all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidential information.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and handle various competing activities and interests simultaneously.
  • Ability to use critical thinking in order to anticipate issues and problem solve.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a high stress environment, with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to speak, write and read a second language is a plus.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel, basic level skills with Microsoft Word and Outlook, and the ability to learn other basic computer programs.

How we work:

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 5 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.