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Rural Capacity Building Managing Attorney The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the continued success and overseeing the rapid growth of the Rural Capacity Building program. Will be work with the RCB program team, the firm team, community members, and a wide variety of community partners to carry out the objectives of the program. Key program areas include providing 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. Lead, manage, supervise and mentor a large team of supervising attorneys, staff attorneys, Department of Justice accredited representatives, and administrative staff. Develop and manage relationships with community partners across the state of Nebraska. Work in coordination with the RCB Supervising Attorneys in the case assignment, hiring, supervision and professional development of the law office staff in the Omaha office and in satellite offices in rural Nebraska locations. Work in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer on budgeting and finance related matters for the Rural Capacity Building program. Work in collaboration with Nebraska Appleseed, Heartland Workers Center, Centro Hispano, and the Center for Rural Affairs to build capacity and promote inclusion within targeted rural communities. Oversee firmâ€™s caseload involving the legal needs of clients within the targeted geographic areas of the Rural Capacity Building program. Provide legal counsel and advice to fi4rm 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. Take leading role in Rural Community Inclusion Project (RCIP) work groups and collaborative efforts to empower immigrant community members throughout Nebraska. Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for reports. Steer outreach and education programs.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have a J.D. and be admitted to practice in Nebraska. Should preferably have 5-7 years of non-profit work experience; management, supervision and mentoring of staff strongly preferred. Should have at least 3-5 years of immigration law experience. Experience in the oversight, growth and evaluation of programming is essential. Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders including community partners, government officials, donors, and the local community. Experience working and/or living in a rural community preferred, but not required. Spanish language proficiency is preferred.
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