Nov 6, 2012

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), one of the nation’s leading legal agencies for immigrants and a subsidiary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), seeks an Executive Director (ED) to oversee its extensive support programs to charitable immigration programs throughout the nation. 

The ED should ideally have expertise and experience in: (1) immigration law and policy, with a strong preference for an attorney; (2) managing persons and finances; (3) conceptualizing, developing, funding, and evaluating programs for low-income or at-risk immigrants; (4) resource development; and (5) identifying advocacy needs and pursuing appropriate policy solutions.  S/he should also have a: (1) bedrock commitment to social justice and Catholic teaching; (2) knowledge of the structure of the Catholic Church; and (3) knowledge of the federal immigration bureaucracies.  S/he should have at least five-years of experience in successfully managing a non-profit agency (preferably), a for-profit agency, or significant, large-scale programs.  

The ED should have the following, minimum competencies: (1) the ability to conceptualize and

develop cutting-edge legal and non-legal programs for immigrants; (2) the ability to manage and inspire talented staff and to support a growing network of service providers; (3) strong “people” skills and the ability to work successfully with multiple sets of  constituents; (4) strong financial management and oversight skills; (5) policy expertise and excellent analytical abilities; (6) strong writing and public speaking skills; (6) the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and efficiently manage time; (7) a strong work ethic; (8) a core commitment to the Catholic Church and Catholic teaching; and (9) the ability to develop, communicate and pursue a vision for the agency.  The ED should be a practicing Catholic.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience.  CLINIC offers a generous benefits package, which includes health, dental, life insurance, and retirement plan. 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:  Executive Director, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, #200, Washington, DC 20017; or e-mail to, with “ Executive Director” in the subject line, FAX: (202) 635-2649 by December 1, 2012. No phone calls please.