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TEMPORARY STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION (12/2020-11/2021)

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December 1, 2020
November 17, 2020

TEMPORARY STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION (12/2020-11/2021)

TACOMA AND SOUTH UNIT (TSU)

Tacoma, WA

https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY:

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a temporary bilingual attorney to provide direct representation to children and adults facing removal (deportation) proceedings or submitting applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This role is currently mostly remote due to COVID, but will resume to work out of our Tacoma office once operations return to in office.

The attorney will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation (2) individual consultations; and (3) community education. The attorney will focus on providing representation on cases in removal proceedings before the immigration court and also on cases involving SIJS, U visa petitions, VAWA self-petitions, asylum and other forms of immigration relief. The attorney may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer and though this full-time position is not covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, we do extend the following employee benefit provisions:

Annual salary is $64,201 for a licensed attorney with no experience and is higher for attorneys with specific types of experience. For example, for someone with 10 years of non-profit immigration attorney experience the annual salary would be $87,624; 20 years = $103,889. NWIRP also is proud to offer a generous benefits package, including:

·      100% of Medical, Dental and Vision premiums paid for at Employee level;

·      3% employer retirement contributions;

·      Disability/life/AD&D coverage;

·      Paid Holidays;

·      Vacation and Sick leave.

COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY, EQUITY AND REPRESENTATION:

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, board, and volunteer base reflective of the communities we serve and that enhances our ability to create a vibrant environment where all members of the NWIRP community thrive. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants (including individuals who were formerly detained, undocumented, or who have navigated the immigration legal system), women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

It is the policy of NWIRP to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. Excepting any undue hardship, NWIRP will provide reasonable accommodations upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct representation in cases in removal proceedings;
  • Provide direct representation to persons submitting affirmative applications with USCIS and the Department of State;
  • Conduct presentations, workshops, legal clinics and individual consultations;
  • Provide direct representation and other forms of legal assistance to individuals in other types of immigration matters;
  • Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements;
  • Participate in NWIRP’s outreach, community education and development efforts;
  • Perform other tasks as required and directed by supervisory staff.

 

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; utilize a phone, computer, keyboard, pen and paper.

 

Emotional demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to discuss topics including, but not limited, to discrimination, domestic abuse and violence.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Law degree.
  • Admission to the bar of any state in the U.S.
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;
  • Fluency in English and a second language (preferably Spanish but will consider applicants who speak another language);
  • Prior experience representing individuals before USCIS preferred;
  • Prior experience representing persons in removal proceedings preferred;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.

REPORTS TO

Interim Supervising Staff Attorney, Tacoma

TO APPLY:

Please submit your: a) resume; and b) cover letter describing how your lived or work experience would make you a good fit for this role to tacomaattorney@nwirp.org. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by November 17th, 2020, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.


TEMPORARY STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION (12/2020-11/2021)

TACOMA AND SOUTH UNIT (TSU)

Tacoma, WA

https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY:

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a temporary bilingual attorney to provide direct representation to…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • J.D. Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and a second language (preferably Spanish but will consider applicants who speak another language);


Fluency in English and a second language (preferably Spanish but will consider applicants who speak another language);


Location

Tacoma, WA

How to Apply

Please submit your: a) resume; and b) cover letter describing how your lived or work experience would make you a good fit for this role to tacomaattorney@nwirp.org. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by November 17th, 2020, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Please submit your: a) resume; and b) cover letter describing how your lived or work experience would make you a good fit for this role to tacomaattorney@nwirp.org. Full consideration…

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