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 Legal Services Coordinator 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 California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ) Immigration Legal Services Coordinator is a position under grant funding provided through private foundations to manage and implement coordination of intake, referral, and pro se assistance through the Attorney of the Day Program for detained immigrants in removal proceedings at the San Francisco Immigration Court, detention Know Your Rights (“KYR”) visits in the San Francisco region, and related telephonic KYR assistance. The CCIJ Immigration Legal Services Coordinator is responsible for tracking and data entry for AOD and KYR intakes; referral and of clients identified by AODs from the detained dockets and JDC from KYR services; maintenance of a referral wait list if needed; statistical tracking of detained cases identified and referred throughout the San Francisco Immigration Court jurisdiction; and statistical tracking of legal services provided by CCIJ-funded legal service providers.
The CCIJ Immigration Legal Services Coordinator refers clients for pro bono legal representation to the larger CCIJ collaborative, including San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC) organizations handling detained casework, and AILA California Chapters through coordination of the AILA Mesa Verde Asylum Pro Bono Project. Families identified via the San Francisco Unified School District may also be referred to the Immigration Legal Services Coordinator for referral to pro bono representation within the CCIJ. Likewise, cases identified through the CCIJ’s rapid response services may be referred through the assistance of the CCIJ Immigration Legal Services Coordinator to partner agencies for full-scope representation. The Immigrant Legal Services Coordinator conducts thorough data collection, provides in depth statistical reporting, and assists with managing data to satisfy grant deliverables. Assistance with drafting CCIJ reports is expected.
The CCIJ Immigration Legal Services Coordinator works closely with the CCIJ Legal Director, Program Coordinator and Rapid Response Attorney, the AOD Attorney Coordinator, and the SFILDC Legal Director and Immigration Services Coordinator, to stay informed of the detained casework in all collaboratives. In addition, the CCIJ Immigration Legal Services Coordinator may write articles, blog, create flyers and otherwise play a role in the promotion of the CCIJ to enhance its visibility in the community, to its current funders and other potential funders. For those respondents who are not income eligible for pro bono services through the CCIJ, the Immigration Legal Services Coordinator may refer them to BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service Supervisor for referral to private-practice immigration attorneys on the LRIS Low Fee Immigration Panel for assistance at a reduced fee.
The successful candidate will have the following:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and expertise and familiarity with immigration law, including immigration court, asylum, and deportation, and working with immigrant populations.
- Experience working with immigrant populations
- Familiarity with immigration law, asylum, and removal defense
- Experience in public relations and community partnership building
- Experience with analyzing and presenting data, trends, and statistics
- 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 LawLogix 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 multi-task efficiently in a high volume, fast-paced environment and independently prioritize with high attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple tasks for two distinct projects
- 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
- Knowledge 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.