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Immigration Case Manager

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Make the Road States
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Elizabeth, NJ
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Published 15 days ago

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ) builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and respect through community organizing, the provision of high quality legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation. MRNJ is a project of Make the Road States. Founded in 2014, MRNJ operates centers and organizing hubs in Elizabeth, Passaic, Perth Amboy and Newark, NJ that reach thousands of immigrant and working class people of color each year. Our member-led organizing committees -- which work on the issues named above-- implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. In the past four years, MRNJ has won more than 10 pro-immigrant and pro-worker policies, including the nation’s first guaranteed severance law, landmark anti-wage theft legislation, occupational and drivers’ license for undocumented immigrants and a $15 minimum wage. We also provide an array of high-quality bilingual services including ESOL, legal services in the areas of immigration and workplace rights, workplace safety training and college access.

Position Opening

Make the Road New Jersey seeks a case manager to provide support to our eight-person legal and support services team. The position will be partially remote with some work conducted in our offices in Elizabeth, Passaic or Perth Amboy. The individual will provide case management to MRNJ’s client base with a focus on immigrant children.

Job Requirements but Not Limited To:

•Provide comprehensive case management services for assigned clients including but not limited to crisis intervention, advocacy, assistance in problem solving, assessment, referrals and enrollment in any available benefits or services with a particular focus on immigrant children;

•Provide connection between clients and community organizers and other services at MRNJ;

•Conduct community outreach and education on immigration issues;

•Maintain and submit all necessary documents and reports on database and provide assistance in reporting for funders;

•Attend staff meetings, trainings, and supervisory sessions, as required;

•Develop and maintain relationships with community services and resources;

•Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Eligibility to work in the US;
  • Bilingual – Spanish and English;
  • A bachelor’s degree or some college experience;
  • Experience working in immigrant communities, with immigrant children or providing social services;
  • Commitment to social justice.

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience working in a nonprofit or community setting 
  • Database management experience, including work with Legal Server or a similar database

Job Competencies:

  • Excellent computer skills (experience using Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Flexibility and ability to be responsive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Flexibility and ability to travel to other offices, as needed
  • Careful attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Skills working in groups and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Creative problem-solving skills

Salary and Benefits: Starting salary is based on a scale and will depend on factors such as experience and education. MRNJ offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days.

How to Apply: Please apply with a resume and a cover letter in Make the Road New Jersey Career Center.

MRNJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse staff. Women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability or marital status.

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ) builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and respect through community organizing, the provision of high quality legal and support services, transformative education…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Elizabeth, NJ
Associated Location
42 Broad St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201, USA

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