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Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Children, whose name means “Our Voice” in Swahili, is a multi-issue community-based organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant women to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families and develop their communities. Sauti Yetu’s direct services, public education and advocacy promote immigrant girls’ safe transitions into adulthood, curbs violence n the family, and gives poor and low income immigrant women access to life skills and leadership opportunities.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

We are seeking a full-time immigration Case Manager/Paralegal to support our Legal Services Department in Bronx, NY. The legal team provides immigration, divorce and family law services to immigrant communities. The Case Manager will directly report to and will be supervised by the Supervising Attorney. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Professional and courteous communication with clients and potential clients including answering and returning phone calls promptly, obtaining information for case preparation and case follow-up
  • Conducting Intakes for all types of immigration cases
  • Make referrals to other departments based on clients’ needs or to other organizations     Preparing USCIS applications (Forms I-130, I-485, N-400, I-589, I-765, I-131, etc.) and following instructions regarding evidence collection, filing fees and directing where to file forms.
  • Prepare filings for EOIR Immigration Court or the Board of Immigration Appeals (applications for relief, motions, evidence submissions, appellate briefs) under attorney supervision.
  • Correspondences with USCIS (drafting letters, phone calls to inquire about case status, online case inquiry, FOIA requests)
  • To maintain comprehensive up-to-date notes of client contact
  • Providing routine status updates on cases to Supervising Attorney.
  • Notify clients of all activity regarding their case in a timely manner.
  • Scan and email mail to Team each day that you are in the office.
  • Assist attorneys in conducting outreach events Know Your Rights trainings in the community.
  • Translating documents into English from different language (if applicable).
  • Interpreting for attorneys and clients (if applicable)
  • Assist attorneys in preparing clients for interviews before USCIS and Immigration Court hearings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:    

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working in legal services
  • Prepared applications for naturalization, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, asylum, employment authorization, green card renewal, travel documents, VAWA, U/T visa, removal proceedings, etc.
  • Prepared filings for and familiarity with filing requirements for USCIS and EOIR 
  • Experiences supporting survivors of violence and trauma and those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluency in French required or other languages commonly spoken in Africa (Fulani, Bambara,etc.)  
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Team Player
  • High level of organization with the capacity to troubleshoot and resolve a wide variety of problems.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Preferred Experience:

  • BIA accredited representative

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Monday-Friday hours, 9AM-5PM; some flexibility may be necessary with evening and/or weekend work duties
  • Hybrid remote and in-person work. Case Manager will be required to be in the Bronx office
  • Per the New York City mandate, all staff must be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine


 

Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Children, whose name means “Our Voice” in Swahili, is a multi-issue community-based organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant women to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Profissional
Salário
USD $42.000 - USD $50.000
/ ano

Benefícios

Generous benefit package - including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401K. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Natasha Chisty, Esq., Supervising Attorney, at nchisty@sautiyetu.us. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with an immediate start date. 

Generous benefit package - including medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401K. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample and…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Fluency in French language is required

Fluency in French language is required

Localização

Presencial
2417 3rd Ave., Bronx, NY 10451, USA
Suite 205

Como se inscrever

Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Natasha Chisty, Esq., Supervising Attorney, at nchisty@sautiyetu.us. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with an immediate start date. 

Note: We are not accepting phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Natasha Chisty, Esq., Supervising Attorney, at nchisty@sautiyetu.us. Applications will be considered on…

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