Immigration Legal Services Supervisor

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date



263 West 38th Street
New York
New York
United States


The IRC in New York helps refugees, immigrants, and other community members achieve thriving, self-sufficient lives through a continuum of programs and services including refugee resettlement, immigration legal services, adult education, economic empowerment and youth programs.

Job Overview: The Immigration Supervisor will provide oversight to the IRC in New York Immigration team, providing both high-quality immigration legal services to refugees, immigrants, and other community members while also overseeing the unit and supervising the Immigration Caseworker and interns.

Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide daily supervision of the immigration staff member
  • Supervise all legal, administrative and programmatic activities of the Immigration team.  
  • Serve as the point person for all legal review of immigration cases; provide technical assistance to Immigration Caseworker
  • Responsible for completion of immigration forms including: I-485 Adjustment, I-130 Immigrant Visa Petitions, N-400 Naturalization, I-864 Affidavit of Supports, I-601A Provisional Waiver, and others.
  • Direct the coordination of group processing events and integration of technology into practice
  • Supervise and manage utilization of volunteers and interns
  • Work closely with the national Technical Unit team and other field offices as part of the IRC immigration network
  • Pursue BIA-accreditation, attending all necessary training if necessary (internally offered)
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of departmental strategic planning, business planning, trainings and workshops, advocacy and outreach strategies and other support activities.
  • Manage advocacy and outreach activities via public speaking and presentation opportunities to clients, business, law schools, other organizations and partners
  • Represent IRC at immigration-related meetings and events in the community
  • Stay apprised of immigration law and best practices; ensure immigration staff receive frequent, appropriate training to stay up to date on immigration law and practice
  • Collaborate with IRC in New York senior management team members, and provide guidance on immigration related issues to all IRC staff in order to guide resource development and programmatic guidance;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate compliance to all reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as required.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Executive Director

Position Directly Supervises: Immigration Caseworker

Job Requirements:

  • BA required, MA and/or LLM a plus
  • Previous BIA accreditation preferred (if applicable)
  • Must have expert knowledge of US immigration law, policies, and procedures.
  • 4-6 years experience with immigration petitions and applications, specifically refugee-related (i.e. adjustment of status, naturalization and family petition).
  • 1-2 years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • 3-4 years of program or project management with a demonstrated ability in a leadership role 
  • Experience organizing and facilitating immigration workshops and immigration information sessions.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations including refugees and asylees.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills; detail-oriented; multi-tasker
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal research, proposal writing and report complications.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills; flexible approach to work and team building.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Fluency in oral and written English, second language skills are a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and Internet research. 


Working Environment:  Standard office environment                 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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