Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) seeks a successor to its founding Executive Director to continue its mission of top-notch representation for immigrants through direct services, impact litigation, and policy advocacy. Working with the staff and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will sustain and expand AI Justice’s work to protect the basic human rights of immigrants and contribute to systemic immigration reforms.
About the Organization
Founded in 1996 as The Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, AI Justice is a much honored non-profit law firm, based in Miami. From detention centers to the halls of Congress, AI Justice fights for justice for indigent immigrants through a blend of programs in three key areas. AI Justice’s direct representation – its boots-on-the-ground work – informs its litigation and advocacy work, seeking to improve the lives of immigrants. In South Florida and nationally, AI Justice:
To protect and promote the rights of immigrants through a unique combination of free direct services, impact litigation, policy reform, and public education at local, state, and national levels.
To usher in an American society true to our country’s ideals and best traditions, where we recognize we are all immigrants, where newly arrived immigrants are extended due process rights and treated fairly, where the United States is an oasis of freedom and justice for all, and where immigration is recognized not just as a link to our past, but also a bridge to our collective future.
AI Justice’s staff of nearly 60 includes lawyers, paralegals, advocates, and administrative professionals. The Board of Directors comes from a variety of professions and backgrounds, and each is committed to advancing AI Justice’s mission. About half of the organization’s 2021 budget of $5.4M comes from government grants and subcontracts. The rest is comprised of non-government grants, contributions, annual event revenue, and investment income.
AI Justice works to protect the most vulnerable immigrants through direct representation, impact litigation, and policy advocacy. AI Justice serves only indigent immigrant families and never charges clients for any legal services, including these:
As AI Justice prepares for its executive transition, the Board of Directors developed a transitional strategic plan and identified six organizational priorities to be addressed in 2021-2022:
For additional information about the organization, visit https://aijustice.org/.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director should be a passionate and hopeful voice for the immigration community that AI Justice serves, energizing and guiding the agency’s staff in carrying out their daily work and engaging community partners, financial supporters, policy makers, and other stakeholders in taking positive action to strengthen and further protect the due process and human rights of all immigrants, their families, and communities.
Priorities and Responsibilities
Additional qualities that would be a plus
To apply, upload resume, cover letter, and salary requirements by clicking here. For other inquiries, contact Adrienne O’Rourke at Adrienne.email@example.com. Resume reviews begin immediately.
Americans for Immigrant Justice is an EOE/AA employer and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups. We value strength in diversity and inclusion within our office and are actively working toward providing an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment free from discrimination for all.
Americans for Immigrant Justice will not discriminate in hiring, wages, promotion, or other terms or conditions of employment or opportunity based upon a person's race; creed; color; religion; national origin; ancestry; sex; age; disability; marital, parental, or military status; pregnancy; sexual orientation; status or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; or political association or belief. AI Justice has established an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging discrimination in any employment related decision. Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of any of the characteristics named above may file a grievance under this procedure. It is against the law for AI Justice to retaliate against anyone who files a grievance or cooperates in the investigation of a grievance.
About Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group
On behalf of AI Justice, Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group is working with the Board of Directors to advance the search. Founded in 1984 and recently merged with Marcum, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies like AI Justice. Learn more about our work at http://marcumllp.com/industries/nonprofit-social-sector.
Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) seeks a successor to its founding Executive Director to continue its mission of top-notch representation for immigrants through direct services, impact litigation, and policy advocacy…
Generous benefits package, including comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage; 20 paid days of vacation leave; 13 paid holidays; 10 paid health leave days; and 3% employer contribution to 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year of employment.
Generous benefits package, including comprehensive health, vision, and dental coverage; 20 paid days of vacation leave; 13 paid holidays; 10 paid health leave days; and 3% employer…
Spanish or Haitian Creole fluency preferred.
Spanish or Haitian Creole fluency preferred.