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Legal Assistant

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Nationalities Service Center
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 13 days ago

About the Organization:

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) seeks an individual with a commitment to defending the rights of immigrants and a desire to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization. NSC serves more than 5,000 immigrants and refugees each year from over 110 countries. We provide comprehensive services in the areas of immigration law, language access and proficiency, community transition and integration, access to health and wellness, and job readiness training for immigrants and refugees. Our mission is to welcome and empower immigrants to thrive in our communities and to pursue a just future.

NSC’s legal team represents clients in removal proceedings, in both detained and non-detained settings, and in applications before USCIS focused on family reunification, humanitarian relief for adults and children fleeing persecution, assistance to victims of crime, and naturalization. NSC’s legal team also engages in advocacy efforts addressing local, state, and federal immigration policies. 

NSC provides free legal services to immigrants through a variety of targeted programs, including services for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, torture, and other crimes. Our legal team collaborates closely with our case management team to provide comprehensive services addressing the multiple needs of our clients.

 

About the Position:

The Legal Assistant will work on a broad range of work, including green card applications, naturalizations, and family reunification petitions. The Legal Assistant will work directly with clients, under the supervision of NSC Staff Attorneys, and will assist in the preparation of applications for submission, conduct consultations, research legal and factual issues, draft motions and affidavits, and provide effective customer service to our clients including problem resolution, case updates, and responses to inquiries. The Legal Assistant will provide administrative support to the program, maintain case files and database, and perform community outreach as necessary.  

NSC will offer legal skills training, and will work to obtain Department of Justice accreditation for the Legal Assistant. 

 

Qualifications:

NSC seeks a dynamic individual with relevant experience and a commitment to immigrant rights and/or social justice issues. Experience in an immigration legal services setting highly preferred. Applicants must possess: excellent research and writing skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills; a capacity and desire to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams; and, strong organizational skills to manage a high-volume, fast-paced legal practice environment. 

Fluency in Spanish is preferred, French, Arabic and Chinese also very helpful.

 

Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $38,000-$40,000 and includes a generous, comprehensive benefits package.The position is full-time and includes health and dental benefits and a 403(b) match plan. 


How to Apply:

 NSC’s staff is comprised of individuals with diverse professional and lived experiences, fluency in multiple languages, and a deep knowledge of and commitment to the immigrant communities we serve. We value the diversity of our staff and highly encourage immigrants and persons of color to apply. In your cover letter, please address how your unique experiences and background will contribute to the mission of NSC. 

To Apply, please use the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=27e48a4b-a610-4fda-9822-2ed5e4765278&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

NSC is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all employment practices and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nor any other basis protected under applicable law.

About the Organization:

Nationalities Service Center (NSC) seeks an individual with a commitment to defending the rights of immigrants and a desire to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization. NSC serves more than 5,000 immigrants…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA
Associated Location
1216 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
4th Floor

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