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Administrative Legal Assistant

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Oasis Legal Services
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Berkeley, CA

Oasis Legal Services


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Published 20 days ago

February 1, 2021
$40,040 - $47,320

The Organization

Oasis Legal Services is a non-profit legal services organization based in Berkeley, California. We proudly provide quality legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities. Founded in May 2017, Oasis is now one of the country's largest providers of immigration services to the LGBTQIA+ community and serves over 500 clients a year. We specialize in affirmative asylum cases as well as legal permanent residency, citizenship, and family petition applications. In addition to direct representation, we partner with community organizations from around the Bay Area on education and advocacy projects.

The Position

Oasis Legal Services is seeking a full time Asylum Program Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to our Legal Program Director and Asylum Program Director. The ideal candidate has excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Answer client calls
  • Perform case follow up with clients
  • Schedule client appointments and maintain calendars
  • Scheduling interpreters for client appointments
  • Communicating administrative hearing details to interpreters
  • Prepare and send out communications, such as letters to clients, client contracts, and
  • other client correspondence
  • Notifying clients of mental health provider referrals
  • Notifying clients of USCIS notices received
  • Notify USCIS of clients’ change of address
  • Data entry
  • Copying

Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • Fluency in Portuguese a plus, but not required
  • Excellent time-management, priority-setting, and organizational skills
  • Skilled multitasker
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including houseless people, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, trauma survivors, people in crisis, and experiencing domestic violence, students, service providers, and community partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work four-days-a-week from home during the COVID crisis and come into the office one-day-per-week as needed to copy and mail documents, and subsequently to work onsite in our Berkeley office once the COVID crisis is over.

A demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQIA+ and/or immigrant community, experience providing legal support services, and familiarity in working with clients in crisis or who are recent trauma survivors are all plusses but not requirements.

The Organization

Oasis Legal Services is a non-profit legal services organization based in Berkeley, California. We proudly provide quality legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

This is a full time non-exempt position. Compensation is $22 - $26 per hour depending on experience for 35 hours per week, plus a daily paid lunch hour. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage. Generous vacation and holiday package. Professional development opportunities available.

This is a full time non-exempt position. Compensation is $22 - $26 per hour depending on experience for 35 hours per week, plus a daily paid lunch hour. Benefits include medical, dental…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • Fluency in Portuguese a plus, but not required
  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • Fluency in Portuguese a plus, but not required

Location

Berkeley, CA

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to maria.paniagua@oasislegalservices.org. Place these words in the subject line: “Administrative Assistant.”

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities, especially the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx communities, to apply. Oasis Legal Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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