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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileDeputy Legal Director, Immigrant Justice Project The candidate will create the vision, develop strategies, set priorities, and oversee the implementation of firm’s Immigrant Justice work. Will create annual departmental work plans, set annual goals, and track and monitor performance of staff towards achieving goals. Develop and maintain a leadership role within firm, including regular collaboration with colleagues within the legal department and in other firm departments to achieve mutual goals and to further communication and cooperation. Develop and nurture partnerships with external stakeholders, including community members, other immigrant justice organizations, legislators, policymakers and others. Serve as spokesperson for firm in national and local public forums and meetings. Must have 10+ years of experience working on immigrant justice cases and campaigns that have used an array of strategies to achieve concrete, measurable results. Substantial experience developing, leading, and executing multi-faceted advocacy campaigns is required. A law degree and substantial federal civil litigation experience is needed. Should have experience with federal immigration policy advocacy. Must have familiarity with immigration law, the immigration bar, the national network of immigrants’ rights advocates, and the Department of Homeland Security and its component parts. Should have a passionate commitment to immigrant justice and to the firm’s overall goals, mission, and values. Must have 7+ years of management experience, with a successful track record as a unifying team builder with a collegial, collaborative management style and a demonstrated commitment to the value and power of teams. Should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong public presence. Foreign language fluency preferred.
Req No.: 2018-1201
The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104