Join an organization dedicated to improving our community through programs that provide equal access to legal services. The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco currently has an exciting opportunity for a California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ) Immigration Program Assistant to become part of our team!
JDC is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income and indigent San Francisco residents through staff and volunteer based services. Each year more than 1,900 volunteer attorneys, interpreters, law students and college students work with JDC staff to serve nearly 8,500 indigent clients. JDC’s holistic advocacy approach seeks to address the social service needs of clients in addition to their legal needs.
About the Job:
The Justice and Diversity Center (“JDC”) of The Bar Association of San Francisco houses the Program Assistant for CCIJ, the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice. The CCIJ Program Assistant will provide direct support to CCIJ leadership and CCIJ rapid response, as well as take the lead on CCIJ data collection and administration. The CCIJ Program Assistant has responsibility for several aspects of the CCIJ data collection and data entry, intake, and, referral processes and administrative duties as assigned by CCIJ leadership. The Program Assistant is otherwise available to support funding initiatives, grant deliverables, state-wide relationships, collective advocacy and program development related to the CCIJ’s goals. The successful candidate will have the following:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Experience working with immigrant populations, especially those who are low-income, have limited English proficiency or education, and may have suffered from trauma
Familiarity with or interest in immigrants’ rights issues
Experience with immigration law preferred
Experience in public relations and community partnership building
Experience with analyzing data trends and outcomes
Experience with presentation of statistical analyses
Experience with managing multi-media content, including social media
Experience with data entry/record-keeping
Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word, MS Access, Adobe Acrobat PDF and PowerPoint; Experience with Innovation LawLab a plus.
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to effectively interact with low-income clients, attorneys, court staff, and co-workers
Ability to work, in both English and Spanish, via phone and in-person, with clients, attorneys, JDC/BASF staff, volunteers, and representatives from detention centers in a professional, amicable and team-oriented manner
Strong time management and organizational skills are required
Demonstrated interest in working with low income communities is preferred
Bilingual language (Spanish-English) skills are a plus
Strong proficiency of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access)
Why Work For Us:
We offer a collaborative work environment, a progressive work culture, and a wonderfully diverse staff. Additionally, we are a mission and values based organization.
We also offer a generous benefits package that includes: a choice of medical insurance plans, dental insurance, vision insurance, pretax commuter, health, and dependent care accounts, employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement and profit-sharing benefit, and more.
To find out more about JDC, please visit our website at www.sfbar.org/jdc.
Starting salary is competitive with other nonprofits. JDC is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who can contribute to our diversity.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: BASFjobs@sfbar.org or Human Resources, JDC, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111. Open until filled.
No phone calls please. Due to the amount of resumes we receive each day, we will not be able to respond individually with the status of your application.