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Staff Attorney - Immigration and Project END

Publicado por
Ayuda
|
Washington, DC
Nuevo
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Publicado hace 17 días

Description

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

Ayuda is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing direct legal, social, and language access services, education, and outreach to low-income immigrants in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Since 1973, Ayuda has provided critical services on a wide range of issues, in the process acquiring nationally recognized expertise in several fields including immigration law, language access, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Ayuda has office locations in Washington, DC, Silver Spring, MD, and Falls Church, VA. 


WHY YOU WANT THIS JOB?

Because, just like everyone at Ayuda, you believe:

  • In seeing communities where all immigrants succeed and thrive in the United States.
  • In the overall success of our organization and all our programs.
  • That families should be healthy and safe from harm.
  • That all people should have access to professional, honest, and ethical services, regardless of ability to pay or status in this country.
  • That diversity and equality make this country better.

Requirements

WHAT WILL THIS JOB ENTAIL?

  • Represent and advocate for Project END clients by filing civil, consumer, bar, and UPL complaints; liaising with law enforcement; requesting and reviewing clients' immigration files, and applying for immigration relief.
  • Provide direct immigration legal representation in a variety of immigration matters including representation of asylum-seekers; victims of trafficking seeking a T-visa; victims of crimes seeking a U-visa; victims of domestic violence seeking relief under VAWA; minors seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; and those seeking other forms of immigration relief and representation in immigration matters. 
  • Represent Ayuda at meetings and collaborations with other agencies. 
  • Assist with outreach efforts to educate organizations and consumers about immigration legal services fraud.
  • Collaborate with Ayuda’s social services staff to ensure the provision of holistic services. 
  • Assist with preparation of grant applications and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU CAN DO THIS JOB?

Eligibility:  Must be legally able to work in the United States and maintain proper work authorization throughout employment. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position presented in a general office environment. 

  • Must be legally able to work in the United States and maintain work authorization throughout employment. 
  • Member in good standing with the Bar of any state; DC, VA, or MD strongly preferred;
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position presented in a general office environment.

Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Bilingual skills (especially Spanish) required (other languages commonly spoken by Ayuda’s clients include Tagalog, French, Excel, other indigenous languages spoken in Central America, Portuguese, Arabic, and Amharic).
  • Strong legal, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in immigration law, with litigation and removal defense experience a plus.
  • Experience in consumer law a plus;
  • Experience working with survivors of trauma is a plus.
  • Experience working with children and/or child custody or guardianship petitions is a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.


Ayuda is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who are unable to be vaccinated for Covid19 due to religious or medical reasons should contact hr@ayuda.com as soon as possible to engage in the interactive process and explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations Ayuda is able to provide.   


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT:

Ayuda is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

We believe that a diversity of experiences, opinions, and backgrounds is integral to achieving our mission and vision. We celebrate diversity and seek to leverage the passion, energy, and ideas of a culturally diverse team. Individuals with lived experiences similar to those of the clients whom we serve are particularly encouraged to apply, as are others from underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

Description

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

Ayuda is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing direct legal, social, and language access services, education, and outreach to low-income immigrants in the Washington, DC metropolitan…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
    Judicatura

Compensación

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

The salary is commensurate with experience and comes with a robust benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life, and AD&D insurance as well as an employer-provided retirement match. All federal holidays are observed, and Ayuda offers paid leave for the week of Christmas through New Year’s Day. This position is exempt for overtime purposes.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

The salary is commensurate with experience and comes with a robust benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, long-term disability…

Nivel de Idiomas

Bilingual skills (especially Spanish) required (other languages commonly spoken by Ayuda’s clients include Tagalog, French, Excel, other indigenous languages spoken in Central America, Portuguese, Arabic, and Amharic).

Bilingual skills (especially Spanish) required (other languages commonly spoken by Ayuda’s clients include Tagalog, French, Excel, other indigenous languages spoken in Central…

Ubicación

Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Washington, DC
Ubicación Asociada
Washington, DC, USA

Cómo aplicar

TO APPLY:

Please apply with a resume and cover letter. Writing samples may be requested. Please note that cover letters are required. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Apply early for full consideration. 

TO APPLY:

Please apply with a resume and cover letter. Writing samples may be requested. Please note that cover letters are required. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling…

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