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Field Support Coordinator

Aug 10, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a non-profit legal services organization, has an immediate opening within its Capacity Building Section for an attorney or Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative to provide training, technical assistance, and program support for CLINIC affiliates and other nonprofits across the country serving the foreign-born. The full-time position is based in CLINIC national office in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Strong candidates may be considered eligible for the position and work in other cities based on CLINIC’s needs and feasibility to accommodate other locations.

CLINIC is seeking a person with immigration law representation and immigration program management experience. The position will join an existing team of Field Support Coordinators and Project Coordinators in providing training, technical assistance, and project management to benefit CLINIC’s growing network of up to 300 affiliates. CLINIC’s Catholic and non-Catholic affiliates comprise the nation’s largest network of charitable immigration legal programs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Train nonprofit agencies in all aspects of managing a successful immigration program using classroom, webinar, and e-learning methods;
  • Research and disseminate resource materials on capacity building strategies and program design and management models;
  • Assess affiliate programs and provide remedial support;
  • Facilitate creation of charitable immigration programs and assist programs in pursuit of authorization to practice immigration law through an attorney or Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition;
  • Manage projects to expand the capacity and professionalism of funded affiliates and non-affiliate partners;
  • Engage and consult with affiliate leadership on planning, preparing, and implementing significant changes in U.S. immigration laws; and
  • Create, as assigned, training and technical assistance materials for use by affiliates to plan and implement immigration reforms.

 

Education/Training

  •  Preferred candidates will have a Juris Doctorate with a license to practice law in one or more states, or hold a bachelor’s degree.

 

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree; law education or training; law degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serve the foreign-born in nonprofit organizations;
  • 3 years of non-profit program management experience in the field of providing services to the foreign-born or 5 years of direct immigration legal services with project management responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with support from a supervisor and a team of peers;
  • Demonstrated ability in diplomatic communication, persuasive public speaking and training, and organizational planning and problem solving;
  • Ability to travel across the United States; and
  • Spanish-language skills in speaking, reading, and writing desired, but not required.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Submit materials to: CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Field Support Coordinator” in the subject line. Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before September 30, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled. FAX: (301) 565-4824, and no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date *: 
Monday, October 10, 2016

Legal Assistant

Aug 10, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national network organization that provides immigration legal support to local, nonprofit organizations, has an immediate opening in the Religious Immigration Services (RIS) section. The RIS section represents Catholic Dioceses and Religious Orders in bringing foreign-born religious workers into the U.S. to work for the Catholic Church.  The role of the Legal Assistant is to provide administrative support to the assigned Staff Attorney, performing all administrative functions as directed, primarily related to the attorney’s caseload and case preparation.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the attorney with the preparation of religious worker cases to be filed with USCIS, the Department of State, or the Administrative Appeals Office
  • Assist the attorney with the management of client cases and files
  • Assist the attorney with updating and maintaining client data, including “immigration” information, in Case Management Software (CMS)
  • Assist with the preparation of petitions, applications, sponsor letters, instructions letters, etc. and compile exhibits and other supporting documentary evidence in a timely manner for attorney review
  • Communicate with clients to obtain information and necessary documentation for case preparation
  • Ensure proper organization and filing of client documents after case is prepared per attorney instructions
  • Send completed case work to clients and file cases with USCIS and U.S. Consulates per attorney instructions
  • Review client information in CMS when new client cases are retained
  • Assist attorney with beginning new cases and processes in CMS
  • Notify clients of case processing and updates per attorney instructions
  • Ensure proper recordkeeping of immigration documents in client files
  • Keep attorney fully informed of client communications and updates
  • Act as a member of the Section’s convening team
  • Perform all administrative duties as required by the attorney, primarily related to his/her caseload and case preparation
  • Protect organization's value by keeping client information confidential
  • Willing to understand, respect and contribute to CLINIC’s vision, values, and beliefs

 

Fulfill CLINIC’s expectations that all staff:

  • Serve with integrity
  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Promote learning – for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
  • Cultivate constructive relationships
  • Model stewardship

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Associate’s degree
  • One to three years of administrative or legal work experience
  • One to three years of immigration law experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proven data management experience
  • Experience using online Case Management Software
  • Able to successfully handle problems and challenges while exercising tact and courtesy
  • Experience performing internet research
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines
  • Attention to detail and adherence to directions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong internal and external relationship building and service skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

 

Work Environment:

This position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, as well as some repetitive movements, bending and repetitive lifting of significant weight.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key components and primary responsibilities.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Submit materials to: CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Legal Assistant” in the subject line. Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before September 30, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled. FAX: (301) 565-4824, and no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date *: 
Monday, October 10, 2016

Advancement and Research Specialist

Jul 19, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

Summary Description:  The Advancement and Research Specialist prepares all direct and electronic mail appeals to current donors, new prospects, and selected constituencies; maintains CLINIC’s donor database; handles individual correspondence and acknowledgements; maintains charitable solicitation registrations in applicable states; evaluates and analyzes appeal results and produces reports as needed; conducts research for major gifts prospects and assists with foundation research; prepares applications for yearly workplace fundraising campaigns, and works with CLINIC’s Communications Section in the preparation of donor-related publications. The Specialist maintains the Grants Weekly Waterfall Response Form and assists with the grants reporting process.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of CLINIC’s direct and electronic mail appeals to current and new donors
  • Responsible for direct and electronic mail appeals to selected constituencies
  • Identify potential major gifts prospects and assist in the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and gifts
  • Maintain and manage CLINIC’s donor database
  • Coordinates the social media advancement presence on the CLINIC web-site.
  • Work with the Communications staff in the development and preparation of e-mail appeals and donor-related publications
  • Prepare reports and tracking data for all grants and donor appeals
  • Maintain current registrations to solicit in each state
  • Renew annual registrations for requisite states and conduct yearly research to determine changes in status
  • Compile annual applications for the Combined Federal Campaign and individual states participating in the Partners for a Better World campaign
  • Track campaign distributions throughout the year
  • Serve as an integral part of annual Convening committee
  • Research potential sponsors and exhibitors and coordinate participating sponsors and exhibitors at annual Convening
  • Develops appeals for and handles incoming applications for the Lily Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship
  • Assist sponsorship committee with any other tasks related to annual Convening as required
  • Serve as a backup for reviewing grant documents for the purpose of tracking staff time expenditures in cooperation with the Office of Finance and Operations
  • Prepare grant receipt forms and assist with grant writing as required
  • Conduct foundation and topical research as needed
  • Supervise interns and volunteers as required
  • Work directly with vendors
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director or the Section Director
  • Willing to understand, respect and contribute to CLINIC’s vision, values, and beliefs
  • Fulfill CLINIC’s expectations that all staff:
  • Serve with integrity
  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Promote learning – for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
  • Cultivate constructive relationships
  • Model stewardship

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, business, or related field
  • Two years of fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of Combined Federal Campaign, United Way, state licenses, and social media is preferred
  • Familiarity with fundraising activities
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management/prioritization skills
  • Ability to travel on occasion for convenings, fundraising events, and outreach events

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample (donor or appeal letter), and salary requirements. Submit materials to: CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silvers Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Advancement and Research Specialist” in the subject line, by August 30, 2016, FAX: (301) 565-4824. No phone calls please.

Closing Date *: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Outreach Manager

Jun 14, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

Summary Description:  To develop and distribute public education materials aimed at advocates, faith communities, and immigrants and their families.  The Outreach Manager will liaise with community faith leaders, including national faith-based organizations, religious congregations, parishes, and dioceses; organize CLINIC’s participation in community outreach events and identify additional partner groups. 

The Outreach Coordinator will have knowledge of and understand the structure of the Catholic Church in the US, be familiar with the US immigration system, and must be a strong communicator, in writing and with public speaking at venues with varied audiences.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish a clear vision and direction for community education materials aimed at faith-based organizations and communities working with immigrants based on the need
  • Create public education resources, training materials, and web content, and coordinate with Communications section on promotion and dissemination
  • Work with Capacity Building Section to develop and implement the CLINIC Fellows project in the Southeast with a particular focus on:
    • Managing the community building between the CLINIC Fellows
    • Evaluating and reporting on the impact of the project
  • Manage communications with key stakeholders including JFI core partners, Catholic bishops, and Catholic Charities directors
  • Identify and build relationships with organizations serving immigrants (prioritizing faith-based organizations) with a focus on materials relating to Administration Relief, Immigration Reform, and Fraud Prevention
  • Speak on behalf of and represent CLINIC at various conferences and convenings
  • Assist the Director of Legalization coordinate with the Communications sections on messaging
  • Be willing to understand, respect and contribute to CLINIC’s vision, values, and beliefs
  • Fulfill CLINIC’s expectations that all staff:
    • Serve with integrity
    • Develop innovative solutions
    • Promote learning – for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
    • Cultivate constructive relationships
    • Model stewardship

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Three to five years’ experience in Community Outreach, Communications or Advocacy 
  • Foreign language proficiency required; Spanish fluency preferred.
  • One year of project management experience, particularly in nonprofit
  • Conflict resolution skills and the ability to handle situations that require decision-making relative to interdepartmental responsibilities/working relationships
  • Ability to manage and oversee multiple levels of diverse groups
  • Represent organization in a variety of public settings to increase awareness.
  • Develop community outreach materials
  • Evaluate needs of general public and community groups.
  • Experience working with national and/or local agencies in furtherance of immigrants’ rights
  • Experience planning conferences and/or trainings and community educational events
  • A commitment to immigrants’ rights
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Willing to work off-hours on occasion, some travel required. 
  • Ability to occasionally travel for trainings, conferences, and local meetings

 

Work Environment:

  • This position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, as well as some repetitive movements, bending and repetitive lifting of significant weight.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key components and primary responsibilities.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits.  CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements.  Submit materials to:  CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Outreach Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.

Closing Date *: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

CARA Project Managing Attorney

Jun 7, 2016
Organization: 
CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project
City: 
Dilley
State: 
Texas

PROJECT SUMMARY: The CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project is a collaboration of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association in response to the Obama Administration's ongoing persistence to preserve the flawed deterrence policy it began in June 2014. The Project provides limited legal representation and assistance to women detained with their children at the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) and the Karnes Residential Center. The Managing Attorney position will focus on operations of the Project at STFRC which is co-managed by CLINIC, the Council, and AILA.

DURATION: 3 months with possibility of extension up to 6 months.

TARGET START DATE: June 2016. Housing is available.

POSITION SUMMARY: The CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project seeks a contract Managing Attorney based in Dilley, TX to manage a team of full-time staff and volunteers, provide legal advice and representation to clients in accordance with the best practices and rules of conduct of the profession, provide on-the-ground guidance to the advocacy team for litigation efforts, and participate in regular program management and government liaison meetings. It should be noted that this position requires very long hours, sometimes up to 17 hours a day, and sometimes 7 days a week. The CARA organizational leadership determines the overall project objectives and available resources. The Managing Attorney plans and carries out deliverables, resolves most of the conflicts, coordinates work with others and interprets policy on own initiative. The Managing Attorney keeps the leadership informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far-reaching implications.

DELIVERABLES: The CARA Project, contract, Managing Attorney shall be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Works with OTG staff and CARA organizational partners to run on the ground operations of the project in Dilley, Texas.
  • Manages CARA Project OTG staff.
  • Liaises with government officials to raise issues that arise.
  • Oversees volunteer management and assesses volunteer skill each week to ensure best possible volunteer experience.
  • Communicates regularly with CARA organizational leadership.
  • Serves as face OTG of CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project to the public, including media.
  • Primary point of contact with support teams, including Bond Team and Request for Rehearing Team
  • Other functions necessary to ensure successful completion of the project.

BACKGROUND: The CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project requires contract attorney to have the following:

  • Law Degree (J.D.)
  • Admission to practice law in any state and/or the District of Columbia
  • 5+ years immigration law practice experience
  • 2+ years of experience in supervising staff, students, or volunteers
  • Bi-lingual, English/Spanish (conversational, speaking and writing), required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in managing pro bono programs, preferred.
  • Commitment to working long hours, sometimes up to 17 hours a day, and sometimes 7 days a week.

SUBMISSIONS: Qualified and interested individuals should submit resume, and desired salary, in confidence to CLINIC's Business Manager Fanette Jones at fjones@cliniclegal.org.

Closing Date *: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Communications Outreach Coordinator

Mar 21, 2016
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening for an Outreach Coordinator in their Communications section. The Communications Outreach Coordinator will promote CLINIC, its mission and its work in the public arena, with an emphasis on the organization’s social media presence. This position involves developing and pursuing public outreach in various forms to support CLINIC’s work on behalf of immigrants. The Outreach Coordinator writes and edits for newsletters, the Web, brochures, annual reports, press releases and other publications for public distribution.

Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications, business development or related field
    • Two to five years’ experience in journalism, marketing, public relations and/or social media management
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Project management experience
    • Experience with and willingness to manage a variety of social media platforms
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Familiarity with InCopy, CiviCRM, web design (Drupal or similar platforms) desirable
    • Fluency in Spanish desirable

This position is based in the metro Washington, D.C. area (Silver Spring, MD) and requires a commitment to immigrants’ rights and Catholic social teaching. The candidate must also possess superior organizational skills, be able to meet deadlines, and work well in a team environment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements. Submit materials to: CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silvers Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Communications Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line, by April 8, 2016, FAX: 301-565-4824. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.

 

 

Closing Date *: 
Friday, April 29, 2016

Communications Outreach Coordinator

Nov 4, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening in the metro Washington, D.C. area (Silver Spring, MD) for a Communications Outreach Coordinator to promotes CLINIC, its mission and its work in the public arena, with an emphasis on the organization’s social media presence. This position develops and pursues public outreach in various forms to inform about and build support for immigrants and CLINIC’s work on their behalf. The Communications Outreach Coordinator writes and edits for newsletters, the Web, brochures, annual reports, press releases and other publications for public distribution. The incumbent will report directly to the Director of Communications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the coordinator of CLINIC’s social media by monitoring news stories, developing appropriate responses, and engaging the online community through both responsive and proactive messages on social media outlets
  • Assign, research, analyze, write and edit articles and blog posts on issues of concern to CLINIC and its network, in collaboration with program staff
  • Prepare a daily news update with relevant stories
  • Monitor social media efforts in collaboration with other staff to maintain consistency
  • Monitor the national email account and respond to or redirect inquiries on a daily basis
  • Create and develop text for marketing materials, including brochures, flyers, and newsletters
  • Help promote CLINIC’s Catholic identity through its social media and web presence, publications, and standard presentations
  • Develop and maintain updated presentations on CLINIC and prepare public speaking notes for members of the senior staff where appropriate
  • Gather material for and write the quarterly and annual reports
  • Help ensure that staff activities and events are documented through video and still photography and other media.
  • Promote the use of social media and multimedia among staff as appropriate
  • Provide back-up support to the Web Resource Coordinator to ensure that all posted material is relevant and updated on a regular basis
  • Work alongside the Web Resource Coordinator to ensure CLINIC’s website is user-friendly and easy to navigate
  • Provide regular reporting and analysis on click-through for social media initiatives with social media staff and make recommendations on posts for paid promotion
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Communications Director
  • Willingness to understand, respect and contribute to CLINIC’s vision, values, and beliefs
  • Fulfill CLINIC’s expectations that all staff:
  • Serve with integrity
  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Promote learning – for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
  • Cultivate constructive relationships
  • Model stewardship

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications, business development, or related field
  • Two to five years’ experience in journalism, marketing, public relations, and/or social media management
  • Strong writing and/or editing skills
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with and willingness to manage a variety of social media platforms
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work well in teams and individually
  • Strong attention to detail while managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to travel on occasion for annual convening, exhibits, as well as provide logistical support for other events
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to represent the organization in public settings and to present information to a group in a professional manner
  • Ability to work efficiently on deadline, and handle situations that require decision-making and prioritizing tasks in a multi-departmental environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe products
  • Familiarity with InCopy, CiviCRM, web design (Drupal or similar platforms) desirable
  • Experience with video production for on-line use desirable
  • Familiarity with Catholic Social Teaching desirable
  • Familiarity with immigration policies and/or legal issues desirable
  • Fluency in Spanish desirable

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing samples, and salary requirements. Submit materials to:  CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Communications Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before November 30, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled. FAX: (301) 565-4824, and no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date *: 
Monday, November 30, 2015

Administrative Coordinator

Oct 20, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

Administrative Coordinator: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national network organization that provides immigration legal support to local, nonprofit organizations, has an immediate opening working across three departments: Legalization, Training and Legal Support, and Executive. The position has two main functions:

  1. To support the coordination of conferences of between 300-400 participants.
  2. To provide administrative legal support to a Training and Legal Support attorney.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Manage general administrative tasks including scheduling, travel arrangements, financial reconciliation and communications for the Steering Committee of the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI) and for CLINIC’s Executive Section.
  • Produce meeting materials including agendas, reports, visual presentations, and minutes.
  • Draft case summaries for distribution to pro bono attorneys and maintain client records for approximately 125 new clients each year.
  • Perform other administrative duties as required by supervisors.
  • If the candidate possesses Spanish fluency, talk with clients in Spanish as supervised by an attorney, and translate informative documents into Spanish. 

This position is based in the metro Washington, D.C. area (Silver Spring, MD) and requires a bachelor’s degree, one year of experience in an office environment, a demonstrated ability to coordinate events, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to immigrants’ rights and Catholic social teaching. The candidate must also possess superior organizational and writing skills, be able to meet deadlines, and work well in a team environment. Three years of experience and Spanish fluency is preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits.  CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Submit materials to: CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Administrative Coordinator” in the subject line.  Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before November 16, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.  FAX: (301) 565-4824, and no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date *: 
Monday, November 16, 2015

State and Local Immigration Advocate

Oct 15, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

State and Local Immigration Advocate: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national network organization that provides immigration legal support to local, nonprofit organizations, has an immediate opening within its Advocacy section for an experienced immigration advocate. The Immigration Advocate will support state-level immigrant advocates, the State Catholic Conferences, diocesan agencies, and religious communities with their work regarding immigrant-related state bills, local ordinances, and federal/state enforcement partnerships. Assess the needs of partner agencies, identifies appropriate responses to those needs, and carries out/implements responses, including legal and public policy analysis, training, webinars, teleconferences, podcasts, sharing of best practices, talking points, and research. Develop public education materials on relevant national immigration issues for distribution to community social justice advocates and work with the Advocacy section to further CLINIC’s administrative advocacy priorities.

The position is based in the Washington, D.C. area and requires knowledge of immigration law and immigrants’ rights, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated time-management skills, and the ability to work under pressure. Demonstrate the ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work independently and work well in a team environment. Two years’ experience working in immigration and one year of prior advocacy or community organizing experience preferred. Candidates possessing a law degree or a master’s degree in a related field are welcome to apply. Applicant able to obtain BIA Partial Accreditation or is BIA Accredited will be considered as well.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements. Submit materials to CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “State and Local Immigration Advocate” in the subject line. Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before November 30, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.  FAX: (301) 565-4824, and no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date *: 
Monday, November 30, 2015

Grants Writer/Research Associate

Aug 11, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening for a Grants Writer/Research Associate, he/she has responsibility for research and development of funding from foundations, the government, corporations, and the private sector in support of the programs and priorities of CLINIC. Preparing grant proposals based on sound understanding of the agency's programs, goals, and financial needs. Additional duties may include managing volunteers, working with an executive board, planning fundraising campaigns, and promoting the organization through public relations work. Provides grants management support.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist with funding research as needed, particularly to assist senior staff by researching private (individual donors and foundations) and public funding opportunities to support and expand current programs at CLINIC or to develop new strategies or programs
  • Participate fully in resource development planning and the life of the agency, including participation in funder meetings
  • Follow up on funding inquiries from Section Directors regarding specific prospective funders
  • Perform prospect research utilizing the Foundation Center, GuideStar, and other references and provide reports on these prospects as requested by the Executive Director and the Director of Advancement
  • Assist Section Directors in the development of grant narratives and budget outlines for all programs and initiatives
  • Draft award acknowledgement letters and payment acknowledgement letters  to funders for Executive Director’s signature
  • Issue and track Grant Receipt Forms (GRF)
  • Coordinate scheduling of grant meetings
  • Maintain Master Calendar with all internal and funders’ reporting deadlines
  • Create and maintain hard-copy files for all grant documents
  • Maintain Grants Tracking Report
  • Send reporting deadline reminders
  • Package performance and financial reports to funders
  • Monitor CLINIC’s Cooperative Agreement(s) on DOJ’s Grants Management System (GMS) on a regular basis
  • Process Grant Adjustment Notices
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director and/or the Director of Advancement

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, English, professional writing, or a similar major
  • Outstanding grammar and research skills are essential for grant writers
  • 3 or more years immigration or refugee program experience desired
  • History of writing funded proposals
  • Research experience
  • 3 or more years in the nonprofit sector

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Submit materials to: CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silvers Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Grants Writer/Research Associate” in the subject line, by September 30, 2015, FAX: (301) 565-4849. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.

Closing Date *: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Director of Advancement

Jul 28, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national nonprofit organization empowering communities to welcome immigrants, is seeking a Director of Advancement that will provide leadership and direction in CLINIC’s resource development activities in order to build awareness and support for CLINIC, develop and implement plans to attract and obtain the resources necessary to fulfill the agency’s mission, and supports its program priorities.  The Director will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to design, execute, and support a fundraising strategy.

The position is a member of CLINIC’s senior staff and participates in planning and decision making affecting the entire organization and shares responsibility for achieving the agency’s mission through effective and efficient mobilization of its resources. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • As a member of CLINIC’s senior staff, participate in activities designed to ensure the fulfillment of the agency’s mission, sound stewardship of the agency’s resources, and effective services to the agency’s clients
  • Develop and implement a strategic approach to cultivating resource providers by planning  short-, medium-, and long-range strategies with benchmarks, outcome expectations, methodologies, and evaluation
  • Plan and implement a program(s) to identify, nurture, and solicit major gifts and corporate prospects
  • Develop annual proposed program plans and operational budgets, and direct the implementation of approved plans, ensuring spending within approved budgets
  • Coordinate agency-wide availability and collection of data necessary for resource development efforts
  • Oversee direct mail and other donor appeals, providing direction on the scope of appeals, methodologies employed, monitoring outcomes, and evaluating results for modifications, as needed
  • Oversee resource development-related special events, campaigns, and fundraising strategy
  • Provide the Advancement staff direction, supervision, and support
  • Provide assistance to staff about program monitoring and evaluation when planning a new project, drafting a proposal, and as needed
  • Model stewardship

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business Administration.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing resource development for nonprofits
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to reach out to a wide variety of individuals and groups by letter, email, or in person.
  • Ability to conduct analyses and interpret results
  • Proven management and planning skills
  • Understanding of resource development and communications-related computer programs and systems
  • Ability to build and maintain good relations with a wide variety of constituents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel on occasion for fundraising events, donor cultivation, board meetings, and conferences
  • Able to make decisions relative to interdepartmental responsibilities/working relationships

The position is based in Silver Spring, MD and requires knowledge of and experience with immigrants’ rights, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership and time-management skills, and the ability to work under pressure. Senior management or supervisory experience is also required. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements. Submit materials to:  CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silvers Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Director of Advancement” in the subject line, by August 31, 2015, FAX: (301) 565-4849. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.

Closing Date *: 
Monday, August 31, 2015

Outreach Coordinator

Jul 23, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

Outreach Coordinator: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening for an Outreach Coordinator to develop and distribute public education materials aimed at eligible immigrants, advocates, and faith communities.  The Outreach Coordinator will liaise with community faith leaders, including religious congregations, parishes, and dioceses; organize community education events and identify additional partner groups.  He/she will coordinate and oversee the logistics for various events, working closely with vendors, and will maintain a database of partner groups using CiviCRM.

The Outreach Coordinator will have knowledge of and understand the structure of the Catholic Church in the US, be familiar with the US immigration system, and must be a strong communicator, in writing and with public speaking at venues with varied audiences.

Requirements:

  • A commitment to immigrants’ rights
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Three to five years experience in Communications or Advocacy. 
  • Foreign language proficiency required Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Willing to work off-hours on occasion, some travel required. 

This is a one year position based in the metro Washington, D.C. area (Silver Spring, MD).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits.  CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements.  Submit materials to:  CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silvers Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line, by June 30, 2015, FAX: (301) 565-4849. No phone calls please.  Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org to review other job openings.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.

Closing Date *: 
Monday, August 31, 2015

Director of Communications

Jul 17, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national nonprofit organization empowering communities to welcome immigrants, is seeking a Communications Director to lead efforts to ensure effective communications internally and externally. The Communications Director, plans and implements comprehensive communications strategies to advance CLINIC’s priorities, leads CLINIC’s public relations, and writes public statements on behalf of the Executive Director.

This position is a member of CLINIC’s senior staff and participates in planning and decision making affecting the entire organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Development, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an office setting with responsibility for the communications function

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to conduct analyses and interpret results
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Proven management and planning skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information obtained through involvement with the board, senior management, and executive meetings
  • Understanding of communications-related computer programs and systems
  • Ability to build and maintain good relations with diverse groups
  • Knowledge of Catholic social teaching and the structure of the Catholic Church preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to review and analyze information and present executive summaries to the Executive Director
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships with a wide variety of constituents
  • Exceptional judgment and initiative
  • Ability to travel on occasion for staff meetings, conferences, and board meetings
  • Ability to successfully manage controversy and make decisions relative to interdepartmental responsibilities/working relationships

The position is based in Silver Spring, MD and requires knowledge of and experience with immigration law and immigrants’ rights, Catholic teaching, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership and time-management skills, and the ability to work under pressure. Senior management or supervisory experience is also required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements. Submit materials to: CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silvers Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Communications Director” in the subject line, by August 30, 2015, FAX: (301) 565-4849. No phone calls please. Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org to review other job openings. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.

Closing Date *: 
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Attorney

Jun 5, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has an immediate opening at its headquarters in Silver Spring, MD for an immigration attorney to provide legal services to Roman Catholic Dioceses and religious institutes bringing foreign-born religious workers to the United States. 

  • The position requires a high level of legal responsibility, ability to analyze and apply complex immigration law, ability to develop, maintain and manage attorney –client relationships, and expertise in religious immigration law. 
  • The attorney will be responsible for carrying a substantial caseload. 
  • The applicant must be admitted to the bar and licensed to practice law and will be responsible for carrying a substantial caseload.
  • The attorney must have immigration law experience and a strong commitment to public interest law.
  • Fluency in a foreign language is also helpful.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience. 
  • Generous benefits package. 

Submit materials to:  CLINIC, Attn: Human Resources, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silvers Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Staff Attorney” in the subject line, by July 31, 2015, FAX: (301) 565-4849. No phone calls please. 

Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org to review other job openings.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.

CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date *: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Director of Advocacy

Apr 23, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening within its leadership team for an experienced advocate to direct CLINIC’s administrative advocacy efforts.  The Director of Advocacy identifies legal and policy trends that affect immigrants, develops the agency’s advocacy agenda and priorities, and implements strategies to address them.  The position also oversees CLINIC’s pro bono project as well as efforts to support partner agencies as they engage in state and local efforts regarding immigrants. 
 
The Director of Advocacy is also a member of CLINIC’s senior staff and as such participates in planning and decision-making affecting the entire organization and shares responsibility for achieving CLINIC’s mission through effective and efficient mobilization of its resources.
 
The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires knowledge of and experience with immigration law and immigrants’ rights, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership and time-management sills, and the ability to work under pressure. Senior management experience is also required.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.  
 
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits.  CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.
 
APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements.  Submit materials to:  CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Director of Advocacy” in the subject line or via FAX: (301) 565-4824. No phone calls please.  Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org to review other job openings.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.
 
Closing Date *: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Advocacy Attorney

Mar 3, 2015
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services and advocacy organization, has an immediate opening within its Advocacy Section for an experienced attorney to support advocacy efforts relating to implementing the President’s Executive Orders for Administrative Relief. 

The attorney will represent CLINIC’s network as the Administration makes changes to immigration law and policy.  The attorney will (1) engage with the federal agencies involved, including United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review; (2) represent CLINIC in national coalitions to advocate for policies and procedures that are fair, simple, effective, generous, and accessible; (3) engage with CLINIC affiliates and other partners; and (4) conduct other targeted projects that further CLINIC’s administrative advocacy priorities.  The attorney will also conduct research and develop tools such as talking points, op-eds, articles, and other materials that relate to states’ and localities’ responses to Executive Action as needed. 

The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires knowledge of immigration law, commitment to immigrants’ rights and Catholic social teaching, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  Three years experience working in immigration law and two years of prior advocacy experience preferred. This is a temporary full-time position within CLINIC, duration one year.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits.  CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  Submit materials to:  CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Advocacy Attorney” in the subject line, by 3/31/2015, FAX: (301) 565-4824. No phone calls please.  Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org to review other job openings.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.

Closing Date *: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Staff Attorney

Nov 24, 2014
Organization: 
CLINIC

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening within its Training and Legal Support division for an experienced attorney.  The attorney will provide training and technical support to CLINIC’s network of community-based legal programs, as well as to other nonprofit agencies serving low-income immigrants.  The attorney will liaise with CLINIC’s Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communications, Legalization, and other divisions in Washington, D.C.

The position is can be based anywhere in the United States. It requires travel, knowledge of immigration law, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated time-management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Three years experience working in immigration law required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits.  CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  Submit materials to:  CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “TLS Staff Attorney” in the subject line, by 1/05/2015, FAX: (301) 565-4824. No phone calls please.  Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org to review other job openings.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly

Closing Date *: 
Monday, January 5, 2015

Advocacy Attorney

Nov 17, 2014
Organization: 
CLINIC
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, has an immediate opening within its Advocacy Section for an experienced attorney to support state-level immigrant advocates – including State Catholic Conferences, diocesan agencies, and religious communities – with their work regarding immigrant-related state bills, local ordinances, and federal/state enforcement partnerships. The attorney assesses the needs of partner agencies, identifies appropriate responses to those needs, and carries out/implements responses, including legal and public policy analysis, training, webinars, teleconferences, podcasts, sharing of best practices, talking points, and research. The attorney also develops public education materials on relevant national immigration issues for distribution to community social justice advocates.  In addition, the attorney conducts tasks delegated by the Section Director that further CLINIC’s administrative advocacy priorities.

The position is based in Washington, D.C. and requires:

  • Knowledge of immigration law and immigrants’ rights.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated time-management sills, and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Three years experience working in immigration law and two years of prior advocacy experience preferred. 

Generous benefits package.

Send letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements by December 15th and include in the subject line: Advocacy Attorney to Human Resources via e-mail clinichr@cliniclegal.org or by mail to CLINIC, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 

FAX: (301) 565-4824.

Visit our webpage at www.cliniclegal.org.

No telephone calls, please.

CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.  

Closing Date *: 
Monday, December 15, 2014

Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Sep 3, 2014
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit organization, is seeking a Special Assistant to the Executive Director to work in its national office in Silver Spring, MD.  The primary responsibility for this position will be to support the ED and staff by performing internal and external responsibilities, in compliance with strategic plan and/or ED led priorities and initiatives. The Special Assistant provides essential support to the ED in matters pertaining to internal operations, coordination of programs and service delivery, cross-sectional collaboration, and other essential areas as prescribed herein or later designated by the ED. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or communications, or related field.
  • 3-5 years office experience, nonprofit preferred.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to prioritize and complete detailed complex work with accuracy and within time line requirements.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without or with limited supervision.
  • Interest and experience in immigration issues.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Support to the Executive Director

  • Write and edit blogs, reports, letters, and other materials on behalf of the ED
  • Take on administrative tasks, including filing and managing the ED’s travel and calendar.
  • Schedule and develop agendas for staff and senior staff meetings
  • Represent the office and interests of the ED in internal and external meetings
  • Prepare Executive Director for meetings and speaking engagements through background research, writing and PowerPoint.
  • Manage general administrative tasks including scheduling, travel arrangements, financial reconciliation and communications tracking for the office of the Executive Director.
  • Produce meeting materials including agendas, reports, visual presentations, and briefing papers.
  • Ensure that objectives for meetings are clear and realistic and that the Executive Director is well-prepared.
  • Attend key meetings to capture important information and define follow up strategies.
  • Use best judgment to bring critical matters to the Executive Director's immediate attention.
    Lead special projects as assigned.

 
Cross Sectional Activities

  • Lead CLINIC cross sectional teams to deliver outstanding, comprehensive legal training, capacity building, program management, and advocacy services to CLINIC's affiliates.  Ensure collaboration by convening teams, assessing areas of individual section strengths, conflicts, and overlap, and make independent recommendations to the ED.  Oversee implementation and compliance with recommendations.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with network leadership.
  • Develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging areas of interest to the CLINIC and its network.  Make timely recommendations to the ED regarding programs or service delivery.
  • With the ED, engage in the implementation of CLINIC's strategic plan or other ED led initiatives and priorities

 
Communications

  • The Special Assistant to the Executive Director is responsible for engaging key CLINIC constituents (staff, partner agencies, board members, advisory group, Catholic Charities directors) and potential constituents, as needed, to discuss the needs of the network and obtain feedback about CLINIC’s service delivery. This engagement is meant to be sporadic and is designed to improve and maintain CLINIC’s high standards for service delivery as well as creating opportunities for the Executive Office to reaffirm CLINIC’s standing and value among the network and external stakeholders.

 
Board

  • Coordinate board meetings and participation of board members
  • Handle select correspondence with the CLINIC’s board
  • Assist in the creation of and distribute the meeting agenda for CLINIC’s board meetings and committee meetings
  • Draft board meeting minutes,  collect conflict of interest forms annually
  • Facilitate Board meeting logistics including materials preparation, talking points, room setup, and catering.

 
Other

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support agency mission, vision, value statements, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Serve in a key leadership role on the Convening Coordinating Committee; serve as the lead CLINIC staff person on organization of the annual Law and Policy Conference; and lead the planning of other agency gatherings such as the annual staff meetings, Advisory Committee meetings, and select special events. 

 

The salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package. Send letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements by September 30th and include in the subject line: Special Assistant to the Executive Director to Human Resources via e-mail clinichr@cliniclegal.org or by mail to CLINIC, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910.  FAX: (301) 565-4824. Visit our webpage at www.cliniclegal.org. No telephone calls, please. CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.  

Closing Date *: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Communications Officer

Sep 3, 2014
Organization: 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit legal services organization, is seeking a Communications Officer to join our team. The Communications Officer manages mass communications, leads in the planning of major conferences, events and trainings, develops educational and promotional materials, and promotes CLINIC’s brand and programs through the use of compelling visuals and new media initiatives.

This position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing, but also works collaboratively with all other staff members to promote CLINIC’s brand identity, programs, and events.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business management, or related field.
  • 3-5 years office experience, nonprofit preferred.
  • Required experience with constituent relationship databases, Constant Contact, or other email provider.
  • Experience in working with outside vendors for print and video production a plus.
  • Interest and experience in immigration issues.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Customer service and problem solving skills necessary.
  • Able to actively cultivate constructive relationships and work effectively with internal and external constituencies, including individuals of influence and affluence.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills required, including the ability to present information to a group, deliver information with tact and courtesy, and review and edit documents with attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, email and online event registration software, constituent relationship management databases, and Adobe Creative Suite products
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Occasional travel required for attendance at annual convening, staffing exhibits, and logistical support for other events.

 

The salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package. Send letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements by September 30th and include in the subject line: Communications Officer to Human Resources via e-mail clinichr@cliniclegal.org or by mail to CLINIC, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910.  FAX: (301) 565-4824. Visit our webpage at www.cliniclegal.org. No telephone calls, please. CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply. 

 

Closing Date *: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Accounting Assistant

Nov 7, 2013
Organization: 
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national, non-profit, legal services organization located in Silver Spring, MD has an immediate opening for an Accounting Assistant.  The position is based in MD.   The Accounting Assistant at the direction of the Accountant is responsible for providing accounting and clerical support to the Finance and Operations personnel; maintains accounts payable files and other tasks that may be assigned as needed.

 

Qualified candidates must have at least two to three years accounting experience; a bachelor’s degree with an accounting or finance major; and knowledge of Sage MIP Fund Accounting software, ADP and Excel, a plus. Previous non-profit and accounting experience highly preferred, but not required.

 

Salary commensurate with experience.  CLINIC offers an excellent benefits package. Send resume and references by November 31, 2013 to Accounting Assistant, Human Resources, CLINIC, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910. E-mail: clinichr@cliniclegal.org. FAX: (301) 565-4824. Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org. No telephone calls, please.

CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply. 

 

Closing Date *: 
Friday, November 15, 2013

Accounting Assistant

Oct 11, 2013
Organization: 
CLINIC
City: 
Silver Spring
State: 
Maryland

Accounting Assistant: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national, non-profit, legal services organization located in Silver Spring, MD has an immediate opening for an Accounting Assistant.  The position is based in MD.   The Accounting Assistant at the direction of the Accountant is responsible for providing accounting and clerical support to the Finance and Operations personnel; maintains accounts payable files and other tasks that may be assigned as needed.

 

Qualified candidates must have at least two to three years accounting experience; a bachelor’s degree with an accounting or finance major; and knowledge of Sage MIP Fund Accounting software, ADP and Excel, a plus. Previous non-profit and accounting experience highly preferred, but not required.

 

Salary commensurate with experience.  CLINIC offers an excellent benefits package. Send resume and references by October 31, 2013 to Accounting Assistant, Human Resources, CLINIC, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910. E-mail: clinichr@cliniclegal.org. FAX: (301) 565-4824. Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org. No telephone calls, please. CLINIC is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply. 

Closing Date *: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Washington, DC Field Support Coordinator

Aug 6, 2013
Organization: 
CLINIC
City: 
Washington
State: 
District Of Columbia

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a non-profit legal services organization, has an immediate opening within its Capacity Building Section in Washington, DC for an attorney or accredited representative to provide training, technical assistance, and program support for affiliates and non-affiliate subgrantees expanding or creating immigration legal services in targeted regions of the country.

CLINIC is seeking a person with immigration law representation and immigration program management experience.  The position will join an existing team of Field Support Coordinators and Project Coordinators in providing training, technical assistance, and project management to benefit CLINIC’s growing network of over 215 affiliates and non-affiliate subgrantees.  CLINIC’s Catholic and non-Catholic affiliates comprise the nation’s largest network of charitable immigration legal programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Train nonprofit agencies in all aspects of managing a successful immigration program using classroom, webinar, and e-learning methods;
  • Research and disseminate resource materials on capacity building strategies and program design and management models;
  • Assess affiliate programs and provide remedial support;
  • Facilitate creation of charitable immigration programs and assist programs in pursuit of Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition;
  • Manage projects to expand the capacity and professionalism of funded affiliates and non-affiliate partners;
  • Engage and consult with affiliate leadership on planning, preparing, and implementing significant changes in U.S. immigration laws; and
  • Create, as assigned, training and technical assistance materials for use by affiliates to plan and implement immigration reforms.

Education/Training:

  • College graduate, preferably with a Juris Doctorate.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree; law education or training; law degree preferred;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serve the foreign-born in nonprofit organizations;
  • 3 years of non-profit program management experience in the field of providing services to the foreign-born or 5 years of direct immigration legal services with project management responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with support from a supervisor and a team of peers;
  • Demonstrated ability in diplomatic communication, persuasive public speaking and training, and organizational planning and problem solving;
  • Ability to travel across the United States; and
  • Spanish-language skills in speaking, reading, and writing desired, but not required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, vision; life insurance; retirement plan; and generous leave. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION:  Applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to:  CLINIC, Attn: Fanette Jones, 8757 Georgia Ave, Suite 850 Silver Spring, MD 20910; or e-mail to clinichr@cliniclegal.org, with “Director of Development or DC Field Support Coordinator” in the subject line, by 05/24/2013, FAX: (202) 635-2649. No phone calls please.  Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org to review other job openings.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

Closing Date *: 
Sunday, October 6, 2013

Immigration Staff Attorney/Immigration Specialist

Oct 31, 2008

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has an immediate opening for an Immigration Staff Attorney/Immigration Specialist. CLINIC's mission is to enhance and expand the delivery of immigration legal service programs to low-income persons through its affiliate member organizations.

JOB DESCRIPTION: providing technical assistance to charitable organizations throughout the United States in the creation and expansion of immigration programs, including conducting trainings on program management, and promoting professional standards and best practices of program management. The position serves as CLINIC’s expert on the BIA-recognition and -accreditation process for purposes of training and providing technical support to assigned programs. It also provides support to organizations working on citizenship and immigrant integration issues. This position requires extensive travel on the weekends.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a minimum of three years of experience in immigration law and/or working with immigrant integration and program management issues; have strong writing and communication skills, as well as excellent legal research and analytical skills; experience working with community-based organizations, demonstrated management skills designing and administering programs, the ability to work under pressure, and a commitment to immigrant rights.  

Interested applicants should submit resume, references and writing sample to:
 Resume Search: Staff Attorney Search, CLINIC, Human Resources, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20017.  
E-MAIL: jnorman@cliniclegal.org.  Fax: (202) 635-2649.  
No telephone calls.

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