Squarespace
New York, NY

Immigration & Mobility Lead at Squarespace

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Squarespace is looking for an agile and judicious Immigration & Mobility Lead to grow our global immigration and relocation program and guide our new hires and current employees requiring work sponsorship through a timely, well communicated case management experience. 

You will report to our Manager, People Operations and is based in our New York headquarters.

Responsibilities

Immigration

  • Evaluate our current immigration and relocation program and works with internal partners to determine the future of immigration and relocation globally. 
  • Be the primary resource for prospective, current and former employees on all aspects of immigration and internal mobility, including visa processes and regulatory requirements/changes.
  • Evaluate and build all immigration petitions and relocation requests in partnership with all team members (e.g., HR Business Partners, Recruiting, outside counsel).
  • Partner with leadership and outside counsel to prepare and troubleshoot immigration applications and project manages each employee’s / candidate’s process from end-to-end.
  • Partner with department leadership to create a long-term strategy around visa and permanent residency that meets our needs. 
  • Be the primary contact for immigration counsel in the US and Ireland and responsible for all aspects of vendor management (annual renewal meetings, accurate processing of invoices, analyzing trends)
  • Update internal tools with case status, and ensures immigration requirements/case files are current and compliant for each applicant. 

Relocation

  • Create and communicate relocation packages, answering questions and anticipating and resolving issues that arise.
  • Track relocation package disbursement and ensures tax compliance, in partnership with Payroll and Finance.
  • Coordinate external relocation service providers to ensure exceptional service and seamless relocation of employees.
  • Partner with other teams (Legal, Finance and HRBPs) and external counsel and tax advisors to ensure global compliance with procedures.

Other: 

  • Assist the People Operations team with related projects and daily administration on an as-needed basis.

Requirements

  • Have 4+ years demonstrated experience managing immigration matters and global mobility or related programs
  • Familiar with federal and state employment laws and regulations
  • Have knowledge of immigration requirements and relocation of employees - specifically an understanding of domestic and international relocation, international tax issues, compensation and payroll processes therein
  • Analytical problem solver with experience in fast-paced environments
  • Ability to build strong relationships with business leaders and foreign nationals
  • BA/BS degree 
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and handle confidential employee information
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Where we are

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.

Technology we use

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What are Squarespace Perks + Benefits

Squarespace Benefits Overview

We take care of our employees in more ways than one. We offer competitive medical, dental, and vision for our employees and their dependents. We also offer up to 20 weeks of paid family leave (includes parental), daily gourmet lunches, and seasonal wellness programming, including meditation, yoga, and nutritionist sessions at the office. And so many snacks.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
All employees have full access to LinkedIn Learning.
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Squarespace

What does your typical day look like?

My days are usually split between weekly one-on-ones with my team and pockets of time where I can focus on what I need to get done for the week. The dedicated time to speak one on one with my team is the best place for me to hear about their wins, understand and coach them through their challenges, and help them move forward.

Trish

Technical Program Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first stepped into Squarespace as an intern, and it’s been a crash course in all things advertising and design since then. I’ve worked on some cool projects, from developing a microsite built to celebrate our awesome customers called Makers & Dreamers to creating content for our product that tons of users will come across.

Gina

Art Director

What is your vision for the company?

My role is to lead the creation of a shared vision, strategy, and plan toward the development of a learning culture at Squarespace. We envision Squarespace becoming a place where people come to not just do their career’s best work, but also as a place where they learn and grow in unimaginable ways.

Jason

Director of Learning & Development

What does your typical day look like?

I’ve been measuring my time in weeks since I can’t make much progress in a single day. I am responsible for guiding my team in the right direction and am accountable for delivering high-quality projects on time. Monday is a meeting-free day. I use it to plan my week, focus on long-term planning, dig into problems and work on important tasks.

Aldo

Engineering Manager
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