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Immigrant-Focused Medical Legal Partnership Attorney

Nov 21, 2016
Organization: 
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) Nebraska
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Nebraska

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Justice for Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE) is a non-profit organization welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy. JFON-NE is part of the National JFON network.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION: The JFON-NE Immigrant-Focused Medical Legal Partnership (IMLP) Attorney is responsible for the provision of direct legal services to immigrants and their families who have significant medical needs. The IMLP Attorney will work on cases involving Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, asylum/refugee matters, u-visas, t-visas, and family based options among others. The IMLP Attorney position is located in Omaha, Nebraska and will work in coordination with area healthcare providers to promote community education and advocacy of immigrants’ rights.


DUTIES:

  • Develop work plan and service priorities for immigrants with significant medical needs
  • Provide legal counsel and advice to client/patients served by area healthcare providers, and provide direct representation to those clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Oversee assigned caseload involving the legal needs of immigrant immigrants with significant medical needs under the supervision of JFON-NE Legal Director
  • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports
  • Contribute and steer outreach and education programs

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a J.D. and be admitted, or be willing to seek admission, to practice in Nebraska
  • Preferred candidate will have at least 1-2 years of non-profit work experience
  • Experience in public benefits law preferred
  • Spanish language proficiency is required
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work sensitively with clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths
  • Strong commitment to public interest legal services

 

APPLICATION:

  • Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience
  • Please send resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample by email to Charles Ellison at Charles@jfon-ne.org.
  • Position will remain upon until filled; preferred start in January of 2016
Closing Date *: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Volunteer and Outreach Manager

Nov 8, 2016
Organization: 
Hogar Immigrant Services - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington
City: 
Falls Church

Job Title: Volunteer and Outreach Manager
Job Status: Full-time (40 hours per week—non-exempt)


The Volunteer and Outreach Manager will recruit volunteers for both ESOL and Citizenship classes, monthly naturalization workshops, and an immigration legal office, including outreach, volunteer applications, required background checks and task assignments. The position will assist managing volunteer-led classes at multiple sites in northern Virginia, including initial volunteer training and ongoing classroom observations. The position will support the planning and implementation of monthly naturalization workshops, including arranging venues, preparing materials, and recruiting/training volunteers as well as providing feedback and recognition for volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, providing information and referrals, and serving as a liaison to other community, faith-based, and government organizations. The position will also assist in conducting outreach in the community to recruit clients for classes and naturalization workshops and will perform other related duties as assigned.


Prerequisites:

  • BA in social services or an international field of study
  • Two or more years of experience working in a multi-cultural setting
  • Two or more years of experience in volunteer recruitment and management
  • Demonstrated interest in ESOL education, the naturalization process, and citizenship education
  • Bilingual (fluent in Spanish) strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 or later
  • Superior writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a car

This position is non-exempt and requires regular weeknight and weekend hours.
Please send your resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to jobs@ccda.net. No calls, please.

Closing Date *: 
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Access to Justice BIA Representative

Oct 27, 2016
Organization: 
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) Nebraska
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Nebraska

Organizational Description:

Justice for Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE) is a non-profit organization welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy.  JFON-NE is part of the National JFON network.

 

Responsibilities of the Position: 

The JFON-NE Access to Justice Legal Representative is responsible for assisting the DV Managing Attorney with the provision of direct legal services to immigrant victims of violence.  The Access to Justice Legal Representative will work primarily on cases involving U Visas, VAWA Self-Petitions, and T Visas, as well as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and asylum.  The Access to Justice Legal Representative will work in coordination with Omaha area non-profits to promote community education and advocacy of immigrants’ rights.

 

Major Duties:

  • Independently conduct legal consultations with prospective clients at JFON-NE immigration clinics and at partner organizations
  • Assist DV Managing Attorney with direct representation of clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Omaha Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Work assigned caseload involving the legal needs of immigrant victims of violence under the supervision of DV Managing Attorney
  • Assist all JFON-NE attorneys in requesting I-918 Supplement B Certification Forms from law enforcement for U Visa applicants
  • Create and distribute educational materials and referral resources for immigrant victims of violence, with a focus on underserved rural communities
  • Provide educational presentations to colleagues and community partners regarding the unique needs of and legal options available to immigrant victims of violence
  • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports
  • Contribute to and steer outreach and education initiatives  

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of paralegal experience in an immigration law practice, with a preference for experience as a BIA Accredited Representative
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work sensitively with clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths
  • Strong commitment to public interest legal services

 

Application:

  • Salary and generous benefits commensurate with experience
  • Please send resume, cover letter, and references by email to Anna Deal at Anna@jfon-ne.org.
  • Position to start in November/December of 2016   
Closing Date *: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Director of Legal Services

Oct 21, 2016
Organization: 
The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
City: 
Washington
State: 
District Of Columbia

 The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) seeks an innovative Director of Legal Services to manage and grow the Legal Services Department. The Director of Legal Services will contribute to the overall strategy for advancing the mission of the organization through service delivery, supervision, grant management, fundraising, outreach and collaboration with coalition and community stakeholders, and advocacy initiatives. The legal director is a member of the management team and reports directly to the Executive Director.  

CARECEN seeks an attorney with experience in program management and immigration law and procedures to lead the day to day activities of CARECEN’s Legal Department. The Director of Legal Services’ essential duties include the following:

  • Provide strategic leadership and coordination for the provision of all CARECEN immigration legal services through direct services, workshops, and pro bono representation.
  • Represent a modest caseload and balance the legal docket
  • Manage the annual program budget, including grants and contract budgets and timely reporting.
  • Lead program fundraising efforts to expand service capacity, including identifying funding sources and drafting grant proposals and letters of intent
  • Recruit, train, supervise and mentor legal staff and supporting staff, including attorneys, legal fellows, paralegals, interns, and volunteers
  • Collaborate and communicate with regional, local, and national advocacy groups to advance public policy and maximize CARECEN’s effectiveness in the community.
  • Conduct outreach to provide legal education to the immigrant community
  • Manage all program-related media, including press releases, media appearances, social media, etc.
Closing Date *: 
Friday, December 23, 2016

Immigration Counselor

Oct 3, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Charities Jacksonville
City: 
Jacksonville
State: 
Florida

Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office, 134 E. Church St., Jacksonville, FL 32202, has an immediate job opening for an Immigration Counselor.

Educational Requirements: Non-attorney, with knowledge and experience in immigration law, eligible to become accredited with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) within 6 months of hire.

Other minimum qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Spanish) required; strong public speaking skills in Spanish and English
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, working with people who are foreign-born representing different cultures and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to manage a client caseload for immigration legal benefits
  • Ability to work well independently and in a small team of immigration counselors
  • Experience using LawLogix immigration case management data base (or ability to learn)
  • Competent in Microsoft Office suite; able to type/enter data quickly and efficiently

Duties:

  • Assist clients in preparation of forms, build cases for submission to a BIA certified rep for review/processing until they have achieved certification/accreditation
  • Conduct public education and outreach on immigration law and types of relief available
  • Collaborate with local community organizations serving the foreign-born
  • Provide legal counsel and representation for clients, within the guidelines of the BIA and DHS
  • Prepare cases for submission to the federal government issuing immigration benefits
  • Maintain standards of ethical and moral conduct established by the Diocese of St. Augustine
  • Consult with CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) and network with other agencies to better serve the client
  • Conduct workshops and programs on issues related to immigration and legalization
  • Maintain professional competence and awareness of trends in immigration and legalization through workshops, conferences, and other continuing education opportunities

Working hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. This is a grant-funded position, and is contingent upon continued grant funding.  Please submit resumes with cover letters to hrdepartment@ccbjax.org. Telephone calls and walk-ins will not be accepted. This announcement closes 14 October 2016. Catholic Charities is an EOE.

Closing Date *: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

Director of Legal Services

Aug 25, 2016
Organization: 
Central American Resource Center
City: 
Washington D.C.
State: 
District Of Columbia

Job Duties:  The Legal Director is a member of the Management Team, reports directly to the Executive Director, and is responsible for the daily management of the legal program.  The Legal Director contributes to the overall strategy for advancing the mission of the organization and works collaboratively with the other program directors to aid the efforts of each department.

 

Service Delivery

  • Provides strategic leadership for all provision of legal services and coordinates legal services provided by CARECEN through direct services, workshops, and pro bono services.
  • Responsible for structuring and balancing the legal docket, for selecting cases based on organizational priorities and capacity, and overseeing development of cases
  • Maintain an individual caseload and work closely with legal staff in their efforts regarding litigation, and aid in case preparation

Continuous development of legal services program that advances CARECEN’s strategic agenda and responds to community needs

 

Program Management

Leadership and supervision

  • Recruit and hire legal staff, and supervise and lead a full-time staff consisting of attorneys, legal fellows, legal workers, and paralegals in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision, and values of CARECEN
  • Develop trainings, including materials, and train all legal department staff to provide legal services regarding immigration law and procedures, and coach and develop the skills of the legal team to ensure high quality service delivery
  • Conduct annual job performance evaluations to review job functions and work performance with staff, as well as leadership development potential
  • Thoroughly review all existing caseloads and develop a comprehensive work plan that supports the effective and efficient efforts of the staff, including the implementation of case management
  • Mentor legal interns and other legal staff throughout the year

 

Grant Management and Reporting

  • Manage all program grants and contracts; responsible for maintaining regular contact with grant officers, complying with grant requirements; submits timely required reports; attends mandatory trainings, meetings and conferences
  • Submit required grant and contract reports
  • Submit monthly progress reports to Executive Director to be presented at Board meetings
  • Elaborates a year-end program report to be made available to supporters and general public
  • Reports on program updates at staff meetings
  • Provide access and training to client management database and other databases as necessary

 

Financial Management

  • Develop annual program budget, including grant and contract budgets
  • Efficiently manage case budgets, expenses, and staff time
  • Develop and maintain a fee structure including steps to collect unpaid client fees

 

Volunteer Management

  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns
  • Participate in Service Corps programs to recruit and train year-long service fellows

 

Fundraising

  • Participate in meetings and network with major donors and program officers
  • Speak at donor forums and events
  • Identify funding sources and draft grant proposals and fundraising letters
  • Ensure that the legal staff prioritizes and contributes to fundraising efforts as appropriate
  • Engage client-base in fundraising campaigns
  • Participate in Agency wide fundraising efforts

 

Networking and Coalitions / Advocacy

  • Work collaboratively with each department to facilitate cross department strategies for complementary advocacy efforts
  • Communicate with regional, local, and national advocacy groups in order to maximize CARECEN’s effectiveness in the community with a focus on coalition building
  • Enhance the relationships among CARECEN’s core constituents and volunteers and helps increase the growth and visibility of the organization

 

Outreach and Public Relations

  • Highlight our services in different spaces such as universities and professional associations in order to broaden our system of support. Promote program impact to diverse stakeholders and potential supporters
  • Participate in outreach activities that provide community legal education
  • Collect and share client success stories in our newsletter, website and other publications or media outlets
  • Responsible for all Legal Program related media efforts such as press releases, media interviews and appearances, social media, email marketing, web page, blog and other online strategies.
  • Serve as key spokesperson regarding the legal aspects of key issues that CARECEN feels should be part of the public discourse

 

Agency and Department Participation

  • Actively participate in and implement an organization-wide strategic planning process, in close partnership with Management Team, staff and Board
  • Collaborate with and support the Management Team  in efforts to build areas such as staffing, funding, and strategic plans
  • Collaborate with operations to ensure adequate management of resources

 

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English required. 
  • Knowledge of and skill in immigration laws and procedures.
  • Ability to work under a deadline are required.  
  • Must have an ability to develop and implement innovative models of service delivery with limited resources. 
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative manner with diverse groups, including government agencies, foundations, media, as well as other advocacy and community organizations. 
  • Commitment to public service and the mission of CARECEN is required.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in any state or the District of Columbia. 
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Three to five years of experience in Immigration Law, and 2+ years of legal supervisory skills and program administration required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Two years of direct representation experience. 
  • Warm, personal style with a good sense of humor.  
Closing Date *: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Immigration Staff Attorney

Aug 5, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee
City: 
Memphis
State: 
Tennessee

Position Title: Immigration Staff Attorney
Reports to: Program Director
Direct Reports: None


Position Summary: Responsible for representing clients before USCIS and/or EOIR. Prepares applications and petitions for submission to the appropriate agency. Participates in community outreach and educational activities. Help to implement an expanded Immigration Services program for CCWTN. This position will have primary responsibility for working with immigrant clients.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct intake, interview clients and prepare applications and supporting documentation, and conduct citizenship classes and group processing workshops
  • Represent clients at DHS and may communicate directly with DHS about a client’s case outside the client’s presence
  • Provide legal counsel and due process follow up to clients, including but not restricted to waivers, TPS, U-visas, VAWA and consular processing
  • Provide direct representation to clients before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement as necessary
  • Effectively represent Catholic Charities at community functions and at other events as requested or needed - presenting on immigration law and benefits available
  • Provide hands on case management in specific areas to include current, accurate case notes
  • Collecting and accounting for fee revenue as directed
  • Make copies and mail applications; answers phones; sets up intake appointments
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout Western Tennessee
  • Flexibility to work evening or weekends as needed

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Admission to any state bar (Tennessee preferred)
  • Prior experience and/or coursework in immigration law and procedure
  • Clear E-verify and background check
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in the English language
  • Preferred intermediate or advanced level written and verbal Spanish language skills
  • Proficiency using immigration forms software; general computer skills required, including Microsoft Office experience
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries in working with clients
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects with demanding and competing deadlines, superior organizational skills and the ability to maintain a quality work place in a diverse, fast paced and changing environment
  • Ability to work and a self-starter, who can maintain disciplined adherence to program goals
  • Demonstrates professional development by participating in training opportunities
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, self-motivation, organization, and resourcefulness while maintaining a reputation through proven action of being team and client oriented and willing to assist where/when needed
  • Knowledge of community resources or willingness to learn
  • Ability to negotiate different personalities and work under competing priorities
  • Ability to assess emergency situations and respond effectively
  • Must be prompt and dependable
  • Own and drive an automobile with current liability insurance
  • Sensitive to diverse cultures
  • Personal accountability toward achieving program goals
  • Ability to work as a team member

Position Level: P (Professional)

Comprehensive health care (including dental/vision); vacation/personal leave and holidays

Updated: 8/4/2016

Closing Date *: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Legal Services Director

Jul 8, 2016
Organization: 
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative
City: 
Houston
State: 
Texas

Background
The Houston metropolitan area has one of the highest concentrations and fastest-growing populations of immigrants and refugees in the country. Despite their significant contributions to the state and local economy in Texas, immigrants, particularly those who are undocumented, face considerable challenges. Many immigrants are eligible to apply for citizenship, another form of legal status, or “deferred action,” but cost, educational gaps and lack of high-quality legal services prevent them from seizing these opportunities. We estimate that local service providers currently serve only 20 percent of low-income clients who are eligible for immigration services.

In 2013, local organizations working with immigrant communities came together to form the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative (HILSC or the Collaborative) to tackle issues facing immigrant communities in the Houston region. The mission of the Collaborative is to create a coordinated network of effective and efficient services to assist low-income immigrants access the information and legal representation that allows them to make choices in their own best interest.


HILSC brings together Houston’s best and brightest non-profit and legal minds to:

  • Increase the capacity of immigration legal services providers and increase the number of such providers equipped to provide high-quality, low-cost services to immigrants.
  • Improve and streamline immigrants’ ability to access existing social and legal services.
  • Be a source of timely and accurate information for both stakeholder groups and potential clients of immigration service providers.
  • Develop new funding sources for immigration service providers.

More about the Collaborative, including the Community Plan can be found at www.houstonimmigration.org.

Position Summary
Responsible for providing strategic leadership in building the capacity of Houston’s immigration legal services providers, including mentoring new organizations and their staff. Perform all duties in a manner consistent with the high standards of the nonprofit community. Work with the Executive Director and the Executive Committee to implement the HILSC Community Plan as well as continue to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

Responsibilities

The description below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. The position description is subject to change as the needs of HILSC and requirements of the position change. The expertise and areas of interest of successful candidates will also be considered.

The Legal Services Director reports to the Executive Director. In the absence of the Executive Director, the Legal Services Director reports to the chair of the Executive Committee

Organizational Development & Mentorship:

  • Build and maintain relationships with legal services member organizations.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentorship for organizations seeking to deliver immigrant legal services, particularly those without attorneys on staff whom are BIA Accredited or whom are seeking BIA Accreditation
  • Provide leadership on the Collaborative’s implementation of coordinated responses to changes inimmigration policy and law (e.g. DAPA/DACA).
  • Support implementation of Collaborative workshops and coordinated efforts to serve discreteimmigrant communities
  • Provide inspiration, motivation and incentive for members to achieve excellence for the community through collaboration, information sharing, and capacity-building initiatives.
  • Participate in appropriate local, regional, and national conferences, events and workshops which support the Collaborative’s growth and impact in the community.
  • Represent and serve as spokesperson for HILSC to the general public and non-profit community and provide leadership and a convening role in the community (in collaboration with the Executive Director).

Program Development:

  • Build and maintain knowledge about community and national issues and trends that impact the work of HILSC.
  •  Identify key legal issues that require HILSC’s attention and help the Executive Director to implement strategies with member organizations.
  • Assist the Executivee Director in setting the vision and strategic planning for HILSC

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Assist with HILSC membership process, including vetting new members.
  • Collect and maintain data and other information about HILSC legal services members.

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experiential Qualifications:
Candidate should be a licensed attorney with experience practicing humanitarian immigration law (e.g. citizenship, deferred action, humanitarian visas, asylum, etc) and who has experience with:

  • Non-profit organizations and organizational best-practices.
  • The BIA’s Recognition & Accreditation program.
  • Areas of immigration law that are particularly urgent in Houston (e.g. DACA/DAPA, asylum law, etc).
  • Providing mentorship and/or coaching to individuals and/or organizations.
  • Being both “big-picture” and detail oriented.

A license to practice law (in good standing) in any state, or the District of Columbia is required. Spanish fluency is a plus.

Personal qualifications & knowledge:
The ideal candidate is an energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and professional image who is able to:

  • Relate to people at all levels of an organization.
  • Make sound judgments.
  • Read, analyze and interpret complex documents.
  • Respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Demonstrate principles of good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Facilitate collaborative success while promoting member agency work.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
  • Be a systems-level thinker.

Other position details

  • This is a part-time, contract position, with possibility of moving to full-time.
  • Ideal start date is August 15, 2016.

To apply
Email a current resume and cover letter to kate@houstonimmigration.org by July 22, 2016.

Closing Date *: 
Friday, July 22, 2016

Immigration Staff Attorney

Jul 5, 2016
Organization: 
Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center
City: 
Morristown
State: 
New Jersey

Background:
Wind of the Spirit – Immigrant Resource Center, is looking for a passionate, capable and energetic attorney with a demonstrated commitment to immigrants' rights and social justice, to work two days a week with the Immigrant Community which is predominantly Hispanic in Morris County. 
We are a grass roots, collective, and faith based 501 (c) (3) organization, founded in the year 2000. We educate, organize and mobilize communities, directly impacted by the immigration phenomena, as well as supporters, to work for Human Rights and humane Immigration Reform. Our immigration program is one of the services we provide to our immigrant community. We are a BIA recognized organization since 2014. We are part of different local, state and national coalitions.
 
Responsibilities:

The part-time Attorney is responsible to provide our clientele with the legal representation they seek at Wind of the Spirit.
The part-time Attorney is expected to be identified with and to support  the Organization's mission as well as to partake as needed in the required activities to fulfill said mission (such as being involved in community legal education, advocacy and policy issues and being equally active in our immigration team).
 
Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal counsel and due follow up process to clients, including but no restricted to waivers, TPS, U-visas, VAWA, SIJS and consular processing.
  • Provide direct representation to clients before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement as necessary.
  • To provide clients with an adequate referral when necessary. We will regularly update the referral list.
  • Work in conjunction with the Immigration Team  to empower our diverse population, to serve their immigration needs, and when necessary, oversee the team's work.
  • On occasion, participate in training programs for immigrants or other service providers.
  • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports as required.


Qualifications:

  • JD and New Jersey Bar Admission.
  • Bilingual. Must be Spanish and English languages proficient.
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience with immigration law and procedures.
  • Ability to work sensitively with clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths.
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Detail oriented, well-organized.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build mutually respectful relationships with co-workers, clients and the public.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong commitment to public interest legal services.
  • Willing to occasionally work evenings and weekends.

 Hours and compensation:

  • Two days a week.
  • The position pays $30.00 hourly.
  • Please send resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample by email to: mevargas@windofthespirit.net.
  • Position to start in July of 2016, but will remain open until filled.
Closing Date *: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Director of Immigration and Refugee Services

Jun 23, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
City: 
Clinton Township
State: 
Michigan

Department: Immigration and Refugee Services

Position Type: Full Time

Start Date: ASAP

Rate of Pay: Based on Experience

Availability: Weekdays. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Days/Hours Worked: Monday - Friday

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in a human services related field is required. Master’s Degree in human services related field preferred.

Experience Requirements: Minimum of five years of experience in refugee resettlement/immigration and three years of supervisory experience is required.

Special Requirements:                                                         

  • Knowledge of Immigration and Refugee programs along with state laws.
  • Ability to speak Arabic/Chaldean is desired.
  • Must ensure that programs adhere to values and teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and must have experience with growing programs.
  • Strong ability to prepare and analyze budgets and calculate figures.
  • Ability to recruit, manage, coach and retain quality employees.
  • Strong supervisory and management skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinates all activities of the Immigration and Refugee Services programs.
  • Directs and provides supervision to program managers in the Immigration and Refugee Services programs.
  • Provides leadership as part of the CCSEM executive team and participates in strategic discussions to ensure that CCSEM’s programs are in line with our mission and values.
  • Works with the CEO to set the strategic direction, priorities and policies for the Immigration and Refugee Services programs.
  • Responsible for the growth of current and new program services.
  • Promotes a supportive work culture that encourages communication and employee growth. 
  • Participates in the development of program budgets in collaboration with the CFO and ensures projections are met. 
  • Identifies grant opportunities and writes grants to ensure funding for programs. 
  • Represents Catholic Charities at community functions and at other events as required.
  • Advocates for Immigration and Refugee Services and educates community leaders on issues related to programs. 
  • Stays informed on refugee and immigration issues and services that are available to refugees.
  • Assures that established quality assurance standards are met and that the programs comply with all contractual and reporting requirements. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Contact

Jessica Batsford

Email: batsfordj@ccsem.org

Closing Date *: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Immigrant Worker (IW) Staff Attorney

May 4, 2016
Organization: 
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) Nebraska
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Nebraska

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

Justice for Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE) is a non-profit organization welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy. JFON-NE is part of the national JFON network.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

The JFON-NE Immigrant Worker (IW) Staff Attorney is responsible for the provision of direct immigration legal services to immigrant families in and around Omaha with labor and employment law needs. The IW Staff Attorney will be responsible for advising on labor and employment-related matters including but not limited to wage and hour complaints, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, unfair labor practice charges, and OSHA/workplace safety complaints to facilitate immigration solutions for clients.

The IW Staff Attorney position will be located in Omaha and will work in close coordination with Heartland Workers Center (HWC) to promote community education and advocacy of immigrant workers' rights.

 

MAJOR DUTIES

    1. Provide legal advice and counsel to JFON-NE clients with labor and employment law needs and direct representation for those clients on immigration matters, under the supervision of JFON-NE Legal Director
    2. Oversee JFON-NE's caseload involving the intersection of immigration law and labor/employment law
    3. Collaborate with the Heartland Workers Center to promote community education by creating and overseeing worker rights training programs
    4. Collaborate with the Heartland Workers Center to advocate for immigrants' labor and employment law rights
    5. Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports
    6. Contribute and steer outreach and education programs
    7. Perform other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have a J.D. and be admitted to practice law in Nebraska
    • Preferred candidate will have at least 1-2 years of work experience in labor and employment law
    • Fluency in Spanish is required
    • Organized and detail-oriented
    • Critical and strategic thinking skills
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Strong commitment to public interest legal services and to the enfranchisement and empowerment of newcomer immigrant communities
    • Ability to work sensitively with numerous volunteers and clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, political orientations, and various faith backgrounds

 

APPLICATION

    • Salary and generous benefits commensurate with experience
    • Please send resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample by email to Charles Ellison at Charles@jfon-ne.org.
    • Position to start in July of 2016
Closing Date *: 
Monday, July 4, 2016

Paralegal

Apr 29, 2016
Organization: 
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) Nebraska
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Nebraska

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

Justice for Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE) is a non-profit organization welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy. JFON-NE is part of the National JFON network.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

The JFON-NE Domestic Violence (DV) Paralegal is responsible for assisting the DV Managing Attorney with the provision of direct legal services to immigrant victims of domestic violence. The DV Paralegal will work on cases involving Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ), asylum, u-visas, t-visas, and VAWA self-petitions. The DV Paralegal position is located in Omaha, Nebraska and will work in coordination with area non-profits to promote community education and advocacy of immigrants' rights.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop work plan and service priorities for immigrant victims of violence
    • Assist with the provision of services to clients who attend JFON-NE immigration legal clinics, and assist DV Managing Attorney with direct representation of clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • Work assigned caseload involving the legal needs of immigrants victims of violence under the supervision of JFON-NE Domestic Violence Managing Attorney
    • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports
    • Contribute and steer outreach and education programs

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Preferred candidate will have at least 1-2 years of paralegal experience
    • Spanish language proficiency is required
    • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to work sensitively with clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths
    • Strong commitment to public interest legal services

APPLICATION

    • Salary commensurate with experience
    • Please send resume, cover letter, and references by email to Nancy Cardoza at Nancy@jfon-ne.org.
    • Position to start in May of 2016, but will remain open until filled
Closing Date *: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Part-Time Staff Attorney

Apr 29, 2016
Organization: 
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) Nebraska
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Nebraska

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

Justice for Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE) is a non-profit organization welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy. JFON-NE is part of the National JFON Network.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

The JFON-NE part-time Domestic Violence (DV) Staff Attorney is responsible for the provision of direct legal services to immigrant victims of domestic violence. The DV Staff Attorney will work on cases involving Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ), asylum, u-visas, t-visas, and VAWA self-petitions. The DV Staff Attorney position is located in Omaha, Nebraska and will work in coordination with area non-profits to promote community education and advocacy of immigrants' rights.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop work plan and service priorities for immigrant victims of violence
    • Provide legal counsel and advice to clients who attend JFON-NE immigration legal clinics, provide direct representation to clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • Oversee assigned caseload involving the legal needs of immigrant victims of violence under the supervision of JFON-NE Domestic Violence Managing Attorney
    • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports
    • Contribute and steer outreach and education programs

 

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have a J.D. and be admitted to practice in a state or territory in the U.S.
    • Preferred candidate will have at least 1-2 years of immigration law work experience
    • Spanish language proficiency is required
    • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to work sensitively with clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths
    • Strong commitment to public interest legal services

APPLICATION

    • Salary commensurate with experience
    • Please send resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample by email to Nancy Cardoza at Nancy@jfon-ne.org.
    • Position to start in May of 2016, but will remain open until filled
Closing Date *: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Child and Family Staff Attorney

Apr 6, 2016
Organization: 
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) Nebraska
City: 
Omaha
State: 
Nebraska

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

Justice for Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE) is a non-profit organization welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy. JFON-NE is part of the National JFON network.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

The JFON-NE Child and Family Staff (CFS) Attorney is responsible for the provision of direct legal services to immigrant children and families. The CSF Attorney will work on cases involving Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ), TVPRA asylum claims, u-visas, t-visas, and family based options among others. The CFS Attorney position is located in Omaha, Nebraska and will work in coordination with area non-profits to promote community education and advocacy of immigrants' rights.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop work plan and service priorities for immigrant children and families
    • Provide legal counsel and advice to clients who attend JFON-NE immigration legal clinics, provide direct representation to clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as NE/IA County and District Courts.
    • Oversee assigned caseload involving the legal needs of immigrants children and families under the supervision of JFON-NE CFE Managing Attorney
    • Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports
    • Contribute and steer outreach and education programs

 

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Must have a J.D. and be admitted, or be willing to seek admission, to practice in Nebraska
    • Preferred candidate will have at least 1-2 years of non-profit work experience
    • Experience practicing in Nebraska or Iowa family courts and/or experience working with children preferred
    • Spanish language proficiency is required
    • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to work sensitively with clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths
    • Strong commitment to public interest legal services

 

APPLICATION

    • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience
    • Please send resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample by email to Virginia Maynes at Virginia@jfon-ne.org.
    • Position to start in May of 2016
Closing Date *: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

CLINIC Fellow

Apr 4, 2016
Organization: 
Hispanic Services Council
City: 
Tampa
State: 
Florida

Job Title: CLINIC Fellow

Salary Range: $30,000 – 35,000

Employment Status: Regular Full Time

Reports To: Project Director (Accredited Representative)

Job Summary

The HSC CLINIC Fellow will be part of the Immigration Legal Services and Advocacy Program. Working with HSC’s accredited representatives, the CLINIC Fellow will be responsible for providing legal assistance, advice and referral to individuals and families in the area of immigration and nationality law.

Job Duties: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

 Advises and assists in the preparation and filing of immigration and naturalization related applications and petitions.

 Maintains client case files in accordance with case file management system.

 Maintains knowledge of current immigration practice and procedures through training programs and seminars, immigration periodicals and website reviews and case reviews with managing attorney.

 Acquires partial and full accreditation before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

 Develops and maintains program fee and document lists.

 Assists in the expansion of services, provision of community education and outreach

 Provides written translations of all Spanish documentation.

 Uses creativity and innovation in program development and service delivery.

 Maintains confidentiality of client and agency information.

 Assist with receiving incoming telephone calls and/or welcoming walk-ins, to include scheduling appointments.

 Participates effectively as a team member through communication, cooperation, information sharing and problem solving.

 Daily/Weekly case review as required

 

Qualifications:

Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish required

 At least six months - one year related experience and/or training preferred;

 Working knowledge of applicable computer programs (Word and Excel)

 Attention to detail / technical nature of job.

 Knowledge of the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and the appropriate techniques and practices for the client population.

 Ability to interact effectively as a team member and independently with agency staff and with a diverse client base.

 Must have private transportation and proof of insurance.

Closing Date *: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Managing Attorney

Mar 31, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Charities Immigration Assistance Program
City: 
Newark

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark is a religious entity identified and inspired by the social teachings and faith of the Roman Catholic Church.  Catholic Charities is the social service arm of the Archdiocese of Newark, a ministry of the Church.  Catholic Charities empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths by providing social and educational services throughout Essex, Union, Hudson, and Bergen Counties.   We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by providing help that empowers and creating hope that lasts.  We are looking for exceptional people who share our mission, values, and ethics.

Catholic Charities is currently seeking a Managing Attorney for its Immigration Assistance Program.  The Managing Attorney manages and oversees the agency's Immigration Assistance Program.  He or she tracks budgetary issues; ensures compliance with professional practice standards; addresses funding issues; coordinates with other departments; expands volunteer resources; supervises, evaluates, and recruits all attorneys and program staff; and expands connections with other legal and community organizations.  The Managing Attorney handles legal cases and assists the department with providing legal representation for immigration cases, including analyzing individuals' cases, preparing applications, going to immigration court, preparing appeals, and completing related projects and duties as assigned.  The Managing Attorney's case load also includes any legal matters related to immigration assistance such as related family and juvenile cases.  The Managing Attorney creates and manages the program for quality control, volunteer recruitment, and managing interns.  In consultation with the Division Director, he or she also sets the direction of the Immigration Assistance Program. 

Duties associated with the position also include:

    • Holding staff meetings
    • Arranging for updates to staff on legal developments
    • Participating in immigration discussions in the region
    • Assisting with grant proposals and grant management
    • Increasing the national visibility of the program through discussions, presentations, and coordination with national immigration organizations
    • Conducting consultations along with help staff with difficult consultations, including periodic follow-up as necessary
    • Reviewing immigration developments, as well as any legal developments affecting immigrants, including legal changes and changes in procedure, which includes reading immigration law updates, attending trainings, attending government meetings, conferring with co-workers, and conferring with people outside of the agency
    • Addressing difficult supervisory issues such as problems with case files after staff depart and ensuring coverage of cases after staff are laid off or transferred to other departments
    • Conducting outreach efforts by discussing issues with other organizations or communities along with making presentations to groups
    • Upholding Catholic Charities’ mission, values, and ethics
    • Performing related functions necessary to support Catholic Charities’ mission, values, and ethics
    • Performing any other duties requested by the supervisor

The ideal candidate should also possess the following abilities and skills:

    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and complete them on time
    • Excellent organization and time management skills
    • Excellent understanding of Catholic Charities’ mission, values, and ethics
    • Excellent understanding of Catholic social teachings

 This position requires all of the following:

    • Juris Doctorate (law degree) from an ABA accredited U.S. law school
    • 2 years to 3 years of experience in the area of immigration law
    • Admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey
    • Qualified to practice immigration law in New Jersey or obtain admission promptly after starting employment

Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are a plus.

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a cover letter, with desired salary, and a resume online.  Applications submitted without indicating a desired salary will not be reviewed.

Catholic Charities offers a competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, marital or family status, and military or veteran status.

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Closing Date *: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Immigration Attorney

Feb 9, 2016
Organization: 
Immigration Services | Catholic Charities Ft. Worth
City: 
Fort Worth
State: 
Texas

Are you proactive, detail oriented, and reliable?  Do you possess a strong sense of justice?  Do people come to you to tap into your ability of problem solving even the most technical and complicated issues?  Does methodical research - leading to solutions based on facts - excite you? Are you passionate about using your legal expertise to provide HOPE to people navigating challenging circumstances? If this sounds like you, keep reading.

 

Catholic Charities Ft. Worth is looking for a future-thinking, analytical professional to serve as Immigration Attorney in our Immigration Services Department. This role requires accuracy, focus, and factual-based decision making. 

For consideration, all applicants must apply and submit their resume and cover letter through the employment page on our website: www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org. Applicants must also complete a work traits survey via this link. Resumes received without being accompanied by a completed survey will not be considered.

 

What will you be doing?

The primary function of this position is to be responsible for providing legal interpretation for the program, focusing on complex immigration cases and handling the preparation and filing of waivers of inadmissibility. 

 

Responsibilities include

    • Conduct legal research to ensure compliance with immigration laws and regulations of own cases and to assist, as needed, in the cases of other staff.
    • Handle complex cases involving issues, such as dealing with consequences of criminal activities, preparation of waivers, appeals, and others. Coordinate non-complex cases as needed.
    • As resources are available, administer defense of aliens before the Immigration Court, the BIA and the US Courts of Appeals.
    • Aid in the identification and development of resources, such as volunteers and law school interns.
    • Support Department Director in ensuring that all case managers maintain competency in immigration law.  Develop and monitor training plan for program staff.
    • Assist Department Director to establish necessary procedures in order to provide exceptional client service. Determine and ensure availability of legal resources needed for effective service delivery and program operations.
    • Keep records sufficient for statistical reports required by funding sources, the agency, and/or government agencies.

 

Qualifications

    • Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited institution.  Licensed practicing attorney in the State of Texas.  Experience in immigration law preferred. 
    • Two years’ experience as a practicing attorney preferred.
    • Bilingual in Spanish required.

 

Work Hours and Location

Regular office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evening and weekend hours occasionally required. This position is located at 249 W. Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76115.

 

Compensation and Benefits

Catholic Charities Fort Worth offers a variety of benefits to our staff including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Our employees can participate in a retirement plan with a generous match.  A progressive paid leave plan allows you to earn more time off the longer you are employed and we provide paid time off for designated holidays.  We also offer flexible work schedules and a friendly, supportive environment.  This is a salaried position with a range of $49,000 - $52,000 based on skills and experience. 

 

About Us

At Catholic Charities Fort Worth, it is our mission to provide service to those in need, to advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society, and to call all people of good will to do the same. We have been entrusted with a 105 year legacy of doing good and we have set forth a bold goal of ending poverty in our community.  Become part of this amazing history and mission by joining an innovative group of dedicated professionals who are helping those in need in our community find new hope.

For more information on Catholic Charities Fort Worth, you can visit our website at: http://www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/  

 

To Apply

Please visit our website: www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org. Scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on “employment” to visit our career page. Select the job posting and click the "apply" button at the top right of the posting. Please complete all fields with relevant information requested. 

Due to the volume of responses, only qualified parties will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth is an equal opportunity employer.

Survey Link: https://ciims.cindexinc.com/job/3e533a

 

Closing Date *: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Staff Attorney

Jan 21, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California

Job Title: Staff Attorney

Job Code: A3565

Pay Grade: 10

Department: Immigration

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Location: Corporate

Reports To: Program Director

 

Summary

The Staff Attorney will coordinate parish-based programs providing group processing and individual representation. The Staff Attorney will also carry a caseload consisting of a variety of complex affirmative and defensive immigration cases. The Staff Attorney will report to the Director of Immigration and Refugee Services.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate community education and group processing events for clients seeking to apply for naturalization or DACA. Train volunteers on naturalization and DACA requirements, and provide legal oversight during group processing events.
  • Represent clients in a wide-range of immigration matters such as adjustment of status, naturalization, family-based visa petitions, DACA applications,  VAWA self-petitions, T visas, U visas, and I-601 waivers.
  • Provide zealous representation to Catholic Charities’ clients in front of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Ensure that all grant reporting requirements and data collections needs are satisfied.
  • Follow all Immigration Services Program internal policies and procedures regarding representation and community education standards.

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Education and/or Experience 

(1) Juris Doctorate degree; (2) Active California State Bar License, or license from another jurisdiction and commitment to sitting for next available California Bar Exam; (3) Experience in immigration law required; (4) Strong legal research and legal writing skills required; (5) Spanish fluency strongly preferred.

 

Computer Skills                                                      

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

Closing Date *: 
Monday, March 21, 2016

Immigration Counselor

Jan 6, 2016
Organization: 
Hartford Public Library
City: 
Hartford

The Immigration Counselor provides high quality legal assistance, advice and referral to low income immigrants and their families in the area of immigration and nationality law. Engages in public education, training and community outreach in order to promote immigrant newcomers full participation in American society. Essential Functions (these will pull into appraisal form) Advises and assists in the preparation and filing of immigration and naturalization related applications and petitions. Maintains client case files in accordance with case file management system. Maintains knowledge of current immigration practice and procedures through training programs and seminars, immigration periodicals and website reviews and case reviews with managing attorney. Acquires partial accreditation before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Provides legal representation to clients before the Immigration Service. Develops and maintains program fee and document lists. Assists in the expansion of services, provision of community education and pro se clinic offerings and program publicity. Ensures compliance with all federal, state, or municipal laws relating to immigration services being provided as a BIA R&A non-profit organization. Secondary Functions Assists in implementing and overseeing grant projects. Other duties as assigned. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position. Qualifications and Competencies Education Requirements- Bachelors Degree in a related area Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from accredited four-year college plus six months -0ne year related experience preferred; or, Paralegal Associates Degree with two years related experience. Strong computer and data entry skills, excellent communication skills. Accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) or ability to obtain within six months of hire. Fluency in a second language; Spanish preferred. Core Competencies Commitment Takes ownership and responsibility for performing well. Seeks opportunities for further development. Adjusts priorities based on the needs of the organization. Achieves results within established timelines. Arrives at work on time and ready to contribute. Community Listens and actively promotes cooperation and trust to meet customer needs. Goes the extra mile for the customer. Displays empathy for the customer. Anticipates customer needs and delivers timely, accurate information/solutions. Identifies with the communities the organization serves. Advocates for the community. Future Demonstrates a willingness to challenge the status quo. Seeks continuous improvement opportunities. Remains flexible in responding to changes. Relationship Building Listens actively for understanding. Clearly articulates his/her thoughts. Values the end result of working with others. Treats others with dignity and respect. Is trustworthy. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from accredited four-year college plus six months -0ne year related experience preferred; or, Paralegal Associates Degree with two years related experience. Strong computer and data entry skills, excellent communication skills. Accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) or ability to obtain within six months of hire. Fluency in a second language; Spanish preferred.

Closing Date *: 
Friday, January 22, 2016

Lead Immigration Counselor

Jan 6, 2016
Organization: 
Hartford Public Library
City: 
Hartford

Hartford Public Library is seeking a full time Lead Immigration Counselor. The Immigration Counselor provides high quality legal assistance, advice and referral to low income immigrants and their families in the area of immigration and nationality law. Engages in public education, training and community outreach in order to promote immigrant newcomers full participation in American society. Salary starting at $45,500 annual. Qualifications: Bilingual- Spanish preferred. Valid CT driver’s license. Job description and application are available online at www.hplct.org or http://hplct.org/about/job-openings Applications accepted until January 22, 2016.

Closing Date *: 
Friday, January 22, 2016

Immigration Attorney

Dec 4, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico
City: 
Las Cruces
State: 
New Mexico

The Immigration Attorney is responsible for providing the delivery of legal services to clients and will assist in the provision of services before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The attorney will supervise the cases of Immigration Legal Advocate/Caseworkers and a Border Servant Corps Fellow, and will also maintain their own caseload.  The attorney will accompany clients to USCIS interviews and/or Immigration Court hearings as deemed appropriate. The Immigration Attorney reports directly to the Executive Director (“ED”).

 

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Collaborate with key partners including law enforcement, community, and nonprofit agencies, and others.
  • Assist in the provision of immigration legal services before USCIS and supervise the case loads of two Immigration Legal Advocates/ Caseworkers and a Border Servant Corps Fellow.
  • In conjunction with the ED, help with the development of an annual budget and in the generation of revenues and donations.
  • Create opportunities to partner with community organizations and participate in advocacy efforts that fit within the mission of the agency and are consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

 

Qualifications:

Must have graduated from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law.  Must have demonstrated leadership skills, ability to motivate others, and experience managing and mentoring employees at all levels of experience. Incumbent must be able to foster a team environment among legal and non-legal staff in support of our common mission. Fluency in written and oral English and Spanish is required.  Prior experience in immigration law strongly preferred as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income clientele. Position may require some evening/weekend work and travel.

 

To apply, send cover letter detailing qualifications along with a resume/CV, and three professional references to:

Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico

Immigration Attorney Search Committee

2215 South Main Street, Suite B

Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005

 

No phone calls please

Review of applications will begin immediately

Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, Catholic Charities complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Closing Date *: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016