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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileState Project Director/Managing Attorney Duties: Manage and direct the Immigrant Survivors Project in the current service area in south central PA and expand into new communities in Pennsylvania. Manage a 7-person legal staff overseeing client caseload and services and supervising all non-client matters. Provide legal supervision for ISP client caseload of foreign-born victims; Provide immigration legal assistance and representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other similar crimes leveraging the protections allowed in law through VAWA, T-Visas, U-Visas, and related forms of relief. Provide direct legal services, as needed. Provide information to victims about victim rights, victim compensation benefits, and the criminal justice system. Refer clients to victim service agencies and other community resources. Conduct outreach through participation in relevant community and stakeholder meetings and through participation in legal clinics as needed; Maintain and cultivate relationships with program partners, governmental agencies, nonprofit providers, and other stakeholders. Coordinate and manage the pro bono referrals for the ISP; provide training opportunities and technical assistance. and mentoring to volunteer attorneys. Assist in recruitment and training of staff, interns, volunteers, and other staff. Work closely with the Executive Director to ensure compliance with contract and grant requirements for Programs.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Licensed to practice law before the bar of any state in the U.S. or DOJ. Accreditation required. 5+ years’ experience in immigration law required. Personnel management experience, including training, supervising, motivating, and providing employee feedback preferred. Project management and federal or state grant compliance experience preferred. Fluency in Spanish (both written and verbal) required; will consider candidates bilingual in language other than Spanish. Experience with forms of relief under immigration law (particularly in VAWA, T-Visas, and U-Visas) for the immigrant survivor population preferred. Prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault preferred. Passion for mission and demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law. Sound information analysis and decision-making skills. Ability to work with Executive Director on strategic planning for Immigrant Survivors Project; play active role in PIRC’s senior management team. Strong time management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to plan in changing environment. Goal-oriented with ability to take initiative with planning, coordinating and leading program on logistics and vision. Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks without extensive supervision. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent legal research and writing skills.
DEADLINE: June 22, 2018
Send a cover letter, resume, 3 references and a brief writing sample.
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
Annex Building, Suite I 112 Pleasant Acres Road
P.O. Box 20339
York, PA 17402