Bilingual (English/Spanish) Immigration Attorney
- Job posted by Harbor Communities Overcoming Violence
Details: Commensurate with experience and knowledge of domestic violence
Harbor Communities Overcoming Violence (HarborCOV) is an innovative, nontraditional nonprofit domestic violence organization that provides culturally appropriate emergency and support services and affordable housing for low-income, multicultural survivors of abuse and their children, while educating the public about the causes and consequences of domestic violence.
The Bilingual Immigration Attorney will coordinate and oversee the provision of immigration legal services at HarborCOV. Responsibilities include providing comprehensive consultations and representation to survivors of domestic violence on a range of immigration matters, including removal defense, VAWA self-petitions, U and T Visa petitions, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions; supervising HarborCOV’s DOJ Accredited Representatives; conducting community outreach and education; and developing strategic collaborations with community partners and stakeholders. Juris Doctor (JD) degree, current Massachusetts Bar License, and spoken and written English-Spanish proficiency required; prior experience in immigration law with above-average knowledge of immigration relief for survivors of domestic violence; experience working with immigrant communities and/or survivors of domestic violence and trauma.
The ideal candidate will be able to balance their love of being part of a mission-centered team with working independently, have exceptional assessment, listening, communication, problem-solving and de-escalation skills as well as supportive and anti-oppressive supervision skills; be highly creative, flexible and adaptive; and have a deep understanding of culturally grounded, strength-based strategies within an economic and social-justice framework for working with survivors, the broader community and other members of the HarborCOV team.
80% employer-paid medical insurance; 401k; paid holidays, sick and personal time; two weeks vacation in the first year, then three weeks
Level of Language Proficiency
Spoken and written proficiency in English and Spanish
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
HarborCOV values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. People who are bilingual/bicultural, of color, Native/Indigenous, with disabilities and/or identifying as LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter & résumé to: Hiring Committee, HarborCOV, PO Box 505754, Chelsea, MA 02150. Fax: 617-884-9929. Email email@example.com. No phone calls.