New York University Immigrant Defense Initiative Seeks Staff Attorney

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/26/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

New York University Immigrant Defense Initiative Seeks Staff Attorney


New York University’s Immigrant Defense Initiative (IDI) seeks a full-time Staff Attorney for a one-year

contract position with the possibility of renewal. IDI is a project of NYU Law School’s Immigrant Rights

Clinic, directed by Professors Alina Das and Nancy Morawetz. IDI provides free legal advice,

representation, and referrals to members of the NYU community, including students and staff, who are at

risk of deportation or who are otherwise in need of urgent legal immigration support. IDI also organizes

Know Your Rights trainings and other community events in response to ongoing concerns with

immigration policies and recent legal developments.


Responsibilities:

● Legal Screenings & Direct Representation: The Staff Attorney will be responsible for conducting

screenings and consultations, and representing members of the NYU community in removal defense

and/or affirmative applications and waivers as needed.

● Referrals: The Staff Attorney will work closely with our pro bono law firm partners to refer cases

for longer term representation and/or additional support.

● Community Education: The Staff Attorney will conduct Know Your Rights trainings and present

at community events. They will also be responsible for developing materials and advisories in

relation to current and potential changes to immigration law and policy.

● Community Outreach & Support: The Staff Attorney will conduct broader outreach in the NYU

community and will work closely with directly affected groups on campus, including undocumented

students, to identify needs and provide additional support as needed.


Qualifications:

● A minimum of two years of experience working in removal defense is required.

● Experience with asylum law, family visas and related waivers is strongly preferred.

● Familiarity with student and employment visas, and naturalization applications is preferred but not

required.

● Must be comfortable with and interested in conducting Know Your Rights trainings and community

presentations.

● Must be interested in working directly with students and other directly affected groups on campus.

● Must be able to work independently without direct supervision.


Terms of Position and Salary:

The position is available for one year, with the possibility of renewal. The position is full-time (35 hours

per week) with a flexible work schedule and the ability to work remotely. Salary will be commensurate

with experience.


The position comes with a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further

information regarding benefits can be found here: http://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit/fulltime/

Professional-Research-Staff-Code-103.html


Applications:

Applicants should submit a resume/CV and a cover letter describing their interest in the position and

relevant experience to the Immigrant Defense Initiative Program Coordinator, Noelia Rodriguez, at

noelia.rodriguez@nyu.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through August 27, 2018.

NYU is an equal opportunity employer. EOE / AA / Minorities / Females / Vet / Disabled / Sexual

Orientation / Gender Identity

Benefits

The position comes with a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further

information regarding benefits can be found here: http://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit/fulltime/

Professional-Research-Staff-Code-103.html

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

J.D.


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