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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileSupervising Attorney - Immigration Duties: Working with the Program Manager, will: Maintain a small and strategic caseload. Carry out an articulated strategic advocacy vision for the delivery of services to immigrant community. Effectively engage with the organization’s leadership team, advocacy staff, community groups and organizations, and the statewide justice community to develop and manage strategic initiatives, community needs assessments, and to respond to emerging trends and changing policies affecting the immigrant community. Develop and promote systems for providing effective systemic litigation, appellate work, and policy advocacy. Develop, support, and oversee the litigation, appellate work, and policy advocacy of immigration staff. Develop and promote training programs to enhance staff skills with respect to: litigation, appellate advocacy, policy advocacy, communications strategies, and substantive issues affecting the immigrant communities in the region. Assist in developing/revising standards of practice for the immigration staff and ensure adherence to program and case handling standards, funder requirements and the highest professional standards using regular case review and other techniques in conjunction with the Program Manager. Ensure advocacy staff is actively engaged with other program advocates, local community groups and organizations, and the statewide advocacy community to address legal issues confronting diverse and low income communities. Effectively mentor and act as a resource to immigration staff regarding their advocacy efforts. Support the Program Manager with case assignments as needed. Assist the Program Manager with Staff Work Plans, Evaluations, and other management responsibilities including but not limited to providing the Program Manager or Executive Director with all relevant information about program operations and the consequences of possible courses of action to be taken. Will be obligated to recommend discipline when she/he becomes aware of actions that may warrant same as determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and support the Program Manager with any discipline imposed. Work with appropriate staff to pursue new funding opportunities, prepare grant applications and reports, and monitor compliance. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Manager or Executive Director.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Admitted to practice in Massachusetts, or able to seek admission. 5-7 years of experience as a practicing attorney and a substantive expertise in immigration law issues. Significant experience with advocacy in a variety of forums including federal, state, and appellate courts, administrative agencies, and/or legislative bodies. Strong leadership and mentoring skills and a leadership style that inspires and encourages professional growth in others. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated creativity in identifying and pursuing legal issues on behalf the immigrant community. Experience working with community groups, organizations, and advocacy groups and utilizing communications strategies to address issues affecting immigrants and their communities. Demonstrated ability to identify and respond to emerging issues and changing policies affecting immigrants. Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, Cape Verdean Creole, Arabic or Haitian Creole desirable.
Deadline: January 19, 2018
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