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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileRural Capacity Building Supervising Attorney DUTIES: In coordination with the RCB Managing Attorney provide oversight, guidance, and strategic direction of the Rural Capacity Building program. Lead, manage, team of staff attorneys and administrative staff in the offices. In coordination with other staff, hire, train, manage and evaluate RCB staff attorneys, paralegals, Department of Justice accredited representatives, and administrative assistants for Western-Central offices. Recruit, train and supervise volunteers, interns and/or clerks to support offices. Develop work plan and service priorities for immigrants living in targeted rural communities. Oversee caseload involving the legal needs of clients within the Western-Central Nebraska geographic areas of the Rural Capacity Building program. Provide legal counsel and advice to clients and provide direct representation to clients before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Work in collaboration with Nebraska Appleseed, Heartland Workers Center, Centro Hispano, and the Center for Rural Affairs to build capacity and promote inclusion of the immigrant community, with particular focus on rural communities in Western-Central Nebraska. Take leading role in Rural Community Inclusion Project (RCIP) workgroups and collaborative efforts to empower immigrant community members throughout Nebraska. Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for program reports. Contribute and steer outreach and education programs. Manage mileage and other expense reimbursement requests within budgetary guidelines.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a JD Degree and be admitted to practice in Nebraska. Must have 3 – 5 years of immigration legal experience, experience working in the non-profit sector is preferred. Experience in the oversight, growth and evaluation of programming, preferred. Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Experience working and/or living in a rural community preferred. Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred. Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines. Excellent oral, written and analytic skills. Ability to work sensitively with clients having diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths. Strong commitment to public interest legal services.
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Mindy Rush Chipman
Immigrant Legal Center
4223 Center Street
Omaha, NE 68105