Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks DACA Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/11/2018

Address

Oakland
California
United States

Description

The Organization: Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, immigrant, and Latino families and individuals by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people and promote access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout Northern and Central California.

Centro Legal’s immigration practice includes comprehensive, full-service direct representation before USCIS and the immigration courts (EOIR), district court and federal court of appeals litigation, legal rights education, local and national advocacy. We specialize in detained and non-detained removal defense, the intersection of immigration and criminal law, affirmative asylum applications, and U visas for victims of violent crime.

The Position: Centro Legal seeks a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Coordinator to assist in providing high quality, high volume legal services to immigrants seeking and renewing their applications under the current DACA program. Duties will include:

  • Working closely with the Immigration Policy Director and other immigration team members on services for DACA eligible clients;
  • Preparing and submitting applications and supporting documentation for DACA cases.
  • Assist with clinics at law firms and in house clinics as well as assisting clients with post-clinic follow up;
  • Respond to intake calls and emails from individuals seeking assistance;
  • Meet with clients to conduct intake, gather documents and complete immigration forms for attorney review;
  • Translate letters and other documents;
  • File legal documents to various courts and government agencies in San Francisco;
  • Write letters to companies, institutions, and government agencies to assist the client in obtaining police reports, court records, medical records, and school records;
  • Conducting Know-Your-Rights presentations to individuals in the community and reaching out to underserved populations to serve eligible individuals;
  • Preparing written materials on DACA issues for widespread distribution;
  • Collaborating with other legal or non-legal service providers in the community to share information and organize trainings.

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Qualifications: First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of social justice. Below are additional qualifications:

·        Fluency in Spanish required;

·        Excellent word-processing and computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;

·        Must be well organized, efficient, highly motivated, able to handle multiple tasks at once, work well under pressure, and take initiative;

·        Must have outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal skills, superb attention to detail, and excellent phone manner;

·        Ability to work independently as well as within a team;

·        Willingness to conduct training and outreach activities in the community;

·        Strong commitment to serving low-income and underserved communities;

·        An ability to relate to and communicate with a broad range of clients and colleagues.


Compensation and Benefits: Salary commensurate with background and experience, plus medical, dental, vision, FSA, and 401(k) benefits. Generous vacation and holiday package.

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place these words in the subject line “DACA Coordinator.”


Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. Centro Legal de la Raza is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply.



POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED


Benefits

Salary commensurate with background and experience, plus medical, dental, vision, FSA, and 401(k) benefits. Generous vacation and holiday package.


Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish required

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@centrolegal.org
https://centrolegal.org/

Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place these words in the subject line “DACA Coordinator.” 


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