Immigration Legal Services Supervisor

Job Type

Full Time

Published

05/29/2018

Start Date

07/01/2018

Address

263 West 38th Street
New York
New York
10018
United States

Description

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

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

avigail.ziv@rescue.org
https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=929

To apply please visit https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=929


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