Volunteer opportunity posted by: Ayuda
Posted on: February 21, 2013
Ayuda seeks a bilingual legal administrative assistant to assist with client correspondence and communication in Ayuda's Washington, D.C. office. Ayuda's mission is to advocate for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training, and outreach in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We are the region's leading source of multi-lingual legal and social assistance for low-income Latinos and foreign-born persons in immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, and family law. Our organizational activities include: legal and social services that respond to changing public policies and client needs; assistance to survivors and victims of domestic violence; collaboration and referrals to assure client access to culturally appropriate services; community education about rights and resources; and training and technical assistance to social service organizations and government agencies to better serve immigrants. Training will be provided.
JOB DUTIES: • Assist Immigration Attorneys and Intake Specialist with written and telephonic communication with clients and potential clients • Keep case files current, creating new and closing out files under direction of Intake Specialist and Immigration Attorneys • Enter data in legal case management database • Copy and prepare application packets for mailing • Translation and interpretation •Create and update fliers and other publicity documents for program
REQUIRED SKILLS: • Fluency in Spanish and English, written and spoken • Proficient in computer applications of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel or experience in data base program • Professional demeanor over the phone and in person • Able to draft and edit letters in Spanish and English • Maintain confidentiality in all matters • Able to work with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
HOURS REQUIRED: 16-40 hours per week (within office hours of 9am-5pm); No weekend/evening volunteer hours available.
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Jean Han at email@example.com.