Immigration Policy Attorney

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/08/2018

Start Date

12/01/2018

Application Deadline

10/09/2018

Address

1518 Washington Street
Columbia
South Carolina
29201
United States

Description

 Immigration Policy Attorney

Organizational Profile


South Carolina Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for low income South Carolinians to overcome social, legal and economic injustice.


SC Appleseed is a forceful and respected advocate for low income South Carolinians on issues such as health care, immigration, reentry, housing, education, hunger, public benefits, domestic violence and consumer issues.


SC Appleseed is dedicated to effecting systemic change wherever we can do the most good- in and through the courthouse, legislature, administrative agencies, community and the media.


For more information:  www.scjustice.org


Description:


SC Appleseed is hiring for a staff attorney whose will be responsible for the immigrants’ rights program. The staff attorney's primary responsibility will be to develop and initiate systemic policy in the area of immigrants’ rights, educating policy makers and partners with SC Appleseed. The attorney will also act as a resource to pro bono volunteers and nonprofit organizations and develop pro bono projects to help the immigrant community. 

The Staff Attorney will work with the Immigration team, litigation attorney, community members, and a wide variety of local and national community partners to carry out the objectives of the program.

Key program areas include:

  • Federal immigration policy reform,
  • Immigrant youth and children of immigrants
  • State and local policy,
  • Civic engagement, quality education and employment policies, human rights and immigrant status,
  • Equal opportunity and equity, and community building/welcoming initiatives.



Salary and Benefits

Competitive nonprofit salary based on experience and benefits including health, vision, dental retirement and vacation based on experience. 


Qualifications

Licensed in South Carolina or willingness to take next SC Bar exam. Experience in immigration policy work and ability to speak Spanish are not mandatory but will be considered beneficial to the applicant’s qualifications.

 

To Apply

Position is open until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of three references via email to scaljc@scjustice.org or SC Appleseed, P.O. Box 7187, Columbia, SC  29202


SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. SC Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicap.

 Immigration Policy Attorney

Organizational Profile


South Carolina Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for low income South Carolinians to overcome social, legal and economic injustice.


SC Appleseed is a forceful and respected advocate for low income South Carolinians on issues such as health care, immigration, reentry, housing, education, hunger, public benefits, domestic violence and consumer issues.


SC Appleseed is dedicated to effecting systemic change wherever we can do the most good- in and through the courthouse, legislature, administrative agencies, community and the media.


For more information:  www.scjustice.org


Description:


SC Appleseed is hiring for a staff attorney whose will be responsible for the immigrants’ rights program. The staff attorney's primary responsibility will be to develop and initiate systemic policy in the area of immigrants’ rights, educating policy makers and partners with SC Appleseed. The attorney will also act as a resource to pro bono volunteers and nonprofit organizations and develop pro bono projects to help the immigrant community. 

The Staff Attorney will work with the Immigration team, litigation attorney, community members, and a wide variety of local and national community partners to carry out the objectives of the program.

Key program areas include:

  • Federal immigration policy reform,
  • Immigrant youth and children of immigrants
  • State and local policy,
  • Civic engagement, quality education and employment policies, human rights and immigrant status,
  • Equal opportunity and equity, and community building/welcoming initiatives.



Salary and Benefits

Competitive nonprofit salary based on experience and benefits including health, vision, dental retirement and vacation based on experience. 


Qualifications

Licensed in South Carolina or willingness to take next SC Bar exam. Experience in immigration policy work and ability to speak Spanish are not mandatory but will be considered beneficial to the applicant’s qualifications.

 

To Apply

Position is open until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of three references via email to scaljc@scjustice.org or SC Appleseed, P.O. Box 7187, Columbia, SC  29202


SC Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. SC Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicap.


Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

scaljc@scjustice.org
http://www.scjustice.org

Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to scaljc@scjustice.org


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