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Years of Experience
Program Director / Staff Attorney Responsibilities: Case Management: Provide eligibility and risk assessment, full representation, brief service, and/ or legal advice to low income clients filing applications, including family-based and humanitarian immigration petitions, waivers, U Visas, DACA, DAPA, naturalization, consular processing and adjustments of status. Outreach and Group Processing: Responsible for workshops, clinics, outreach activities and information sessions for immigrants and social service agencies serving immigrants. Outreach requires occasional evening and weekend events. Maintain Legal Best Practices: Comply with policies, procedures, protocols, and best practices for non-profit immigration law practice, including legal ramifications, fee collection, maintenance of client files and data for reporting requirements. Participate in regular peer review meetings and legal trainings. Fee Assessment: Assess fees for services, sign contracts with clients, work with administrative staff to ensure fees are collected and applications are filed in a timely manner. Program Leadership and Development: Ensures program sustainability and expansion, as feasible. Collaborates with program directors on cross-county program development, and works towards the alignment of standard operating procedures. Engages with collaborative partner organizations on joint projects. Supervise Legal Work: Train and help supervise 6 direct reports, administrative support staff, legal interns and other volunteers. Strategic Planning: Ensures that program development supports the overall strategic direction of the agency. Takes an active role in the development & implementation of the strategic plan. Fund Development and Sustainability: Supports the Executive Director and Director of Programs in writing reports to funders and representing in meetings with funders and supporters. Motivates team to meet grant deliverables and sustain funding streams. Community Leadership: Participate in meetings and webinars on behalf of partner organizations and collaborators. Occasionally take part in radio and television interviews, as well as support social media networking efforts. Budget – Works with the finance director and director of programs to ensure that expenses and revenue reflect the budget. All other duties: Perform all other duties as needed and/or as directed by supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree from ABA certified law school or international equivalent. A current Bar Membership in good standing. 2+ year experience in immigration law assisting immigrants with U-Visas, VAWA self-petitions, family visa petitions, waivers, DACA, naturalization. Advanced legal research and writing skills. Dedicated to providing high quality legal assistance and capable of handling complex legal issues on behalf of low-income immigrant populations. Significant experience in non-profit program development and implementation. Experience in developing and providing services to the target population preferred. Outstanding public speaking skills in English and Spanish, with ability to conduct outreach and education events to large groups and be interviewed on television, radio, and taped video. Excellent organizational skills. Exceptional time management skills – ability to meet deadlines. Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment. Commitment to serving immigrants and sensitivity to the needs of the low-income, culturally diverse newcomer community. Familiarity with the region and knowledge of local resources, public systems, and area philanthropy preferred. Proficiency in a Windows/PC environment, and able to quickly become proficient in the use of immigration law software and database. Bi- Lingual – English and Spanish fluency required.
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