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ProfileNational Legal Director
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Licensed attorney in good standing and eligible to practice immigration law; some litigation experience preferred; 4+ years of experience with immigration legal practice, preferably with immigrants from African countries; Proven people management skills to lead a motivated, engaged, and geographically dispersed team; an inclusive management style that places deep value on diverse perspectives and emphasizes the development and growth of team members and encourages learning and continued improvement; Experience building partnerships and coalitions with diverse groups, including legal service providers, organizers, community leaders, and other legal advocacy organizations; experience engaging with African immigrant communities and centering their experience and voices; A deep personal commitment to diversity and inclusion; lived experience that informs an authentic understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable African immigrants; A natural orientation towards collaboration and a commitment to personal and professional continuous improvement; Effective and experienced communicator who conveys ideas clearly to a wide audience; A leader who is disciplined, focused, and detail-oriented, and who has experience with creating and putting in place systems for organizing and managing legal casework, while also being agile and adaptive; Fluency in a widely spoken African language such as Mandingo, Yoruba, Amharic, Swahili, or Hausa, or in French or Arabic, strongly preferred; and The ability to succeed in a “startup” entrepreneurial environment with accountability to goals, the ability to work independently, take on multiple roles, and prioritize. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and irregular hours when the work requires it.
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African Communities Together
127 West 127th Street,
New York City, NY 10027