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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileRural Capacity Building Attorney The candidate will be responsible for the provision of direct legal services to immigrant families in targeted underserved rural Nebraska communities. Will work on identifying collaborative community partners to build capacity for the provision of long-term immigration services within the targeted rural communities. Will work with the RCB program team, the team, community members, and a wide variety of community partners to assist in carrying 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. Provide legal counsel and advice to clients who attend immigration legal clinics and consultations, provide direct representation of clients before the Omaha Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as Nebraska’s County and District Courts. Oversee company’s cases involving the legal needs of clients in the targeted geographic areas under the applicable RCB Supervising Attorney. 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. Assist in the development of grant proposals and funding opportunities. Compile and analyze programmatic statistical information for reports. Contribute and steer outreach and education programs.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have a J.D. and be admitted, or willing to be admitted to practice in Nebraska. Immigration legal experience, as well as experience working in the non-profit sector is preferred. Experience working and/or living in a rural community preferred. Experience working and/or living in a rural community preferred. Should have excellent oral and written communications skills. Must have demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders including community partners, government officials, donors and the local community.
Send resume, cover letter, references and writing sample.
Mindy Rush Chipman
Immigrant Legal Center
4223 Center Street
Omaha, NE 68105