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Position Opening: Attorney: JFCS/East Bay

Attorney, Immigration Legal Services

Bilingual Spanish, Walnut Creek, CA Office

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay (JFCS/East Bay)

 

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay (JFCS/East Bay) with offices in Berkeley, Walnut Creek and Oakland, California, has been providing a wide range of multicultural, multilingual services since the late 1980’s.  The agency seeks an Immigration Services Attorney , who under the supervision of the Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services, is responsible for providing immigration legal services, helping to grow and sustain the JFCS/East Bay Immigration Program, and connecting to the community regarding our immigration legal services in the JFCS/East Bay Walnut Creek office.  He/she will also provide outreach and direct legal services to the Spanish speaking community.

Job Duties

  • Work with accredited BIA representatives to strengthen and expand JFCS/East Bay’s Immigration Legal Services Program.
  • Set up monitoring systems and oversee program progress towards goals on grants and contracts and write drafts of grant reports on immigration legal services.
  • Provide outreach and direct services in immigration legal services to the Spanish speaking community in Contra Costa County.
  • Supervise the legal work of accredited BIA representatives.
  • Build and maintain collaborations and cooperative relationships with other agencies and community based legal providers.
  • Represent JFCS/East Bay at community meetings and forums about legal services and immigration reform.

 

Qualifications

  • Bilingual in spoken and written Spanish
  • 3 years experience in providing immigration legal services
  • Experience in program development and administration
  • Ability to work with skill and sensitivity in a multicultural environment
  • Experience and interest in working with ethnically diverse populations
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal and computer skills

 

Compensation is competitive, depending on experience.  Benefits include medical, dental, 401K, generous holiday and vacation, great colleagues, and a friendly work environment.

Qualified applicants, please email resume and cover letter to: 

2013jobs@jfcs-eastbay.org