Immigration Legal Fellow


Job Type

Full Time Temporary

Remote

Ok

Published:

04/12/2018

Start Date:

06/15/2018

Application Deadline:

05/31/2018

Address

18 Low Avenue
Suite 12
Concord
New Hampshire
03301
United States

Description

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire (ACLU-NH), located in Concord, New Hampshire, seeks a one-year immigration legal fellow to coordinate the affiliate’s immigration advocacy. The ACLU-NH is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization defending civil rights and civil liberties throughout the Granite State. The ACLU-NH is the state affiliate of the national ACLU, which has served as the nation’s premier guardian of the liberties that define our democracy for over 100 years. The ACLU-NH works to advance civil liberties by employing litigation, policy advocacy, public education, and communications to protect a broad range of individual rights, including freedom of speech, racial justice, privacy, voting rights, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and immigrant rights.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The ACLU-NH is hiring a one-year immigration fellow to help coordinate the affiliate’s immigration advocacy work. The Fellow will help set priorities, develop strategies, and build upon an existing immigration advocacy program. This position will collaborate closely with other advocacy and legal organizations operating in the State to ensure that the ACLU of NH is adding important value to existing efforts.

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Develop a strategy for better supporting immigrants detained at the Strafford County House of Corrections. This may include coordinating or conducting legal orientation and legal intakes, recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers, and strengthening the existing network of advocates for detained immigrants in New Hampshire. 

·        Help coordinate pro-bono counsel to represent detained immigrants in bond hearings; organize the training and recruitment of such pro-bono counsel.

·        Coordinate educational workshops on immigrant rights throughout the state of New Hampshire; identify additional potential partners in need of such training; and help train additional presenters who can lead such workshops.

·        Create a consolidated program for in-state resources and referrals.

·        Help identify opportunities and plaintiffs for impact litigation on immigration related issues.

 

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

·        J.D. from an accredited law school strongly preferred. At least two years of immigration law experience.

·        Membership of any U.S. bar in good standing, strongly preferred.

·        Fluency in Spanish highly preferred.

·        Demonstrated ability to develop new programmatic initiatives and to work effectively in coalition.

·        Ability to travel in state.

·        A commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, as well as a personal approach that respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and socio-economic circumstance.


COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary is based on market factors and individual experience and abilities. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, medical insurance, and 401(k) matching.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

By May 31, 2018, please email a letter of interest, resume, a writing sample, and three professional references to Karen Rose at jobs@aclu-nh.org. Please indicate “Immigration Fellow” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

 

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU-NH reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

The ACLU-NH is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-NH encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

 

Benefits

Salary is based on market factors and individual experience and abilities. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, medical insurance, and 401(k) matching.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish preferred

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

jobs@aclu-nh.org

https://www.aclu-nh.org/en/about/jobs

HOW TO APPLY

 

By May 31, 2018, please email a letter of interest, resume, a writing sample, and three professional references to Karen Rose at jobs@aclu-nh.org. Please indicate “Immigration Fellow” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

 

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU-NH reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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