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Rural Capacity Building Supervising Attorney The candidate will work with the Rural Capacity Building program team, the JFON-NE team, community members, and a wide variety of community partners to carry out the objectives of the program. Will provide direct immigration legal services to low-income immigrant community members in rural Nebraska; working with rural communities in identifying their local needs for capacity-building; and providing education, advocacy and representation support to facilitate growth toward community identified goals for rural community inclusion. provide oversight, guidance, and strategic direction of the Rural Capacity Building program. Lead, manage, team of staff attorneys and administrative staff in the Western-Central Nebraska JFON- NE offices. Provide legal counsel and advice to JFON-NE 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
The candidate must have a JD degree and be admitted to practice in Nebraska. Should 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 is preferred. Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholder is needed. Experience working and/or living in a rural community is preferred. Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred. Excellent oral, written and analytic skills are needed. Strong commitment to public interest legal services.
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