Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Status: Full-Time, Specific Term (through December 31, 2020)
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
For consideration, please attach your cover letter and resume to the online application.
Summary of Principal Responsibilities
The Supervising Attorney is responsible for: supervision and support of Legal Services Staff based in Monmouth and Ocean Counties as part of a project to provide free, quality immigration legal representation in underserved, low-income immigrant communities in those counties; monitoring project goals and objectives and developing reports for funders; ; participation in local, state, and national advocacy activities; and participation in program planning, strategic direction and development activities.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Supervising Attorney include the following:
- Provide training, supervision and support to a staff attorney and legal assistant in a new program office in Central New Jersey where there is potential for the staff to grow. Ensure quality legal service provision and staff development.
- Provide consultation and direct representation in immigration matters.
- Develop and monitor case management systems while managing a caseload and maintaining client files in good order. Maintain client and case information in LawLogix.
- Maintain relationship with Immigrant Rights Program staff in Newark office.
- Oversee the program’s relationship with community partners, social services agencies and other stakeholders.
- Represent AFSC at regional and national meetings.
- Participate in meetings with government, private and non-profit stakeholders on immigration issues.
- Assist in recruiting and supervision of program interns and volunteers.
- Compile quarterly narrative and statistical reports regarding case consultation and case representation. Assist in the preparation of AFSC quarterly reports and reports to funding sources.
- Conduct presentations on immigration issues to the general public.
- Conduct trainings to service providers on immigration law and policy.
- Respond to the media.
- Participate in program planning, strategic direction and development activities for the Immigrant Rights Program with senior staff.
- Collaborate with organizing staff in influencing local and federal policies
- Participate in AFSC staff meetings and case reviews.
Education: Admission to a state bar required.
- Five Years’ experience with immigration law and procedures, with experience working with low-income immigrants and survivors of domestic violence.
- Minimum one-year supervisory experience.
- Fluency in written and oral English and Spanish.
- Strong written and oral communication skills including public speaking.
- Self-motivated, detail oriented, well organized, able to prioritize assignments and work load.
- Familiarity with software applications in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word and LawLogix.
Other Required Skills and Abilities:
- Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.
Compensation: Salary Range starts at $56,001 – Exempt – Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker’s compensation and social security.
The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is represented under the Northeast Region’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please visit https://www.afsc.org/job-center and complete an online application.