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MANAGING ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

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Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto


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Published 14 days ago

April 1, 2021
March 10, 2021
At least $92,000$92,000 or higher, depending on experience.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: MANAGING ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Potential Office Locations: East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City, or Burlingame

(Due to COVID accommodations, staff are primarily working from home at this time)


Applications must be submitted by March 10, 2021.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide transformative achieve a secure and communities of color maximize our impact advocacy and impact as representation to immigrants in removal proceedings. More information about CLSEPA is available at www.clsepa.org. legal services that enable diverse communities in East Palo Alto and beyond to a thriving future. We serve low-income and working-class populations, predominantly in the areas of immigration, housing, employment, consumer, and reentry law. We by coupling direct services with community education, technical assistance, policy litigation. Our immigration services include assistance in affirmative matters as well

ABOUT THE POSITION

CLSEPA seeks a full-time Managing Attorney to join our Immigration Team. The Managing Attorney is responsible for: (1) mentoring and supervising a team of immigration staff and volunteers; (2) fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive work environment; and (3) playing a leadership role in the program’s fundraising and relationship-building with external stakeholders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provide mentorship, supervision, and professional development support to a team of staff and volunteers, potentially across different offices;
  2. Work collaboratively with the team to maintain an optimal balance between meeting community and client needs and ensuring manageable caseloads and workloads;
  3. Manage a portfolio of grants and contracts, including overseeing data collection, ensuring progress toward deliverables, drafting proposals and reports, and participating in funder briefings;
  4. Build and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders, including government agencies and officials, community-based organizations, educational institutions, non-profit legal services providers, law firms and corporate volunteers, media outlets, and other key institutions;
  5. Represent CLSEPA at conferences, coalitions, meetings, trainings, and community events; and
  6. Maintain a docket of cases, projects, and initiatives, as permitted by other responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  1. Bar membership and a minimum of 6 years of post-law school experience required.
  2. Fluency in Spanish required.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income and under-served communities.
  4. Excellent managerial skills, including the ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse team,
  5. inspire confidence in others, and provide skillful and supportive supervision.
  6. Excellent listening, communication, and persuasion skills.
  7. Ability to relate to and communicate with a broad range of clients and colleagues.
  8. Values working cooperatively with others, both within the organization and in the community.
  9. Displays enthusiasm and willingness to accept responsibility and fulfill job requirements.
  10. Experience with fundraising, including foundation grants and/or government contracts, is a plus.

SALARY: $92,000 or higher, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, and paid leave. CLSEPA also offers a flexible spending plan, for qualified health and child care expenditures.

APPLICATION: Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references to jobs@clsepa.org with the subject heading “Managing Attorney, Immigration” or mail your materials to: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Human Resources, and 1861 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. No calls, please.

In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered. CLSEPA’s clientele is extremely diverse, and the majority of our clients are low-income persons of color. It is critical that our staff work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community, and that we create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences

CLSEPA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees/applicants in all of our employment practices without regard to race, religion, color, sex or gender (including gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, pregnancy- and childbirth-related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, uniform-service member/veteran status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, taking/requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: MANAGING ATTORNEY, IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Potential Office Locations: East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City, or Burlingame

(Due to COVID accommodations, staff are primarily working from home at this time)


Applications…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, and paid leave. CLSEPA also offers a flexible spending plan, for qualified health and child care expenditures. 

Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, and paid leave. CLSEPA also offers a flexible spending plan, for qualified health and child…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish required. 

Fluency in Spanish required. 

Location

On-site
1861 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references to jobs@clsepa.org with the subject heading “Managing Attorney, Immigration” or mail your materials to: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Human Resources, and 1861 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. No calls, please. In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered. CLSEPA’s clientele is extremely diverse, and the majority of our clients are low-income persons of color. It is critical that our staff work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community, and that we create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences 

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references to jobs@clsepa.org with the subject heading “Managing Attorney, Immigration” or mail your materials to…

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