Overview

The Immigration Program is responsible to provide direct service to refugees and immigrants qualified and eligible for benefits being sought. This includes duties scheduling appointments, conducting fingerprint appointments in a timely fashion, and ensuring all paperwork, including applications for immigration are completed accurately and in a timely manner. Responsible for compliance with all applicable rules and regulations and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of other tasks related to immigration services and procedures as assigned.

Qualifications – Education and Experience

 

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school, preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience representing clients on immigration matters. Our ideal candidate would be someone with experience in the following: Family petitions, affirmative and defensive asylum cases, SIJS, U-Visas, waivers (including I-601A, I-601, I-212), cancellation of removal, and eligibility under § 245(i). Please note the experience does not have to have been gained as an attorney.
  • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in a U.S. state or territory.
  • Bi-lingual, preferred.

Responsibilities/Duties

 

  • Maintain knowledge of current immigration law and procedure.
  • Research unique legal issues by identifying applicable statutes and judicial decisions and develop. solutions to complex legal questions.
  • Meet with clients to address immigration needs, provide advice, file appropriate forms.
  • Attend USCIS interviews, master calendar hearings, and individual/merits hearings.
  • Record client progress and financial transactions in client database.
  • Responsible for scheduling and fingerprinting Unaccompanied Minor sponsors within 72 hours of contact by sponsor or shelter.
  • Maintain good relationships with immigration office, Legal Aid, local attorneys, and other stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills Needed

 

  • Must have competent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment that is multicultural and multilingual.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, Access and internet-based communication.
  • Access to reliable transportation.

Working Relationships

 

The ability to develop positive working relationships with internal staff, refugee and immigrant clients and community leaders, and community partners is absolutely paramount.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Position requires some flexibility in schedule, with some weekends and/or evenings. Approximately 75% of the job will be completed in office. Occasional travel to USCIS, court and other service locations will be necessary. Use of a personal vehicle or access to reliable transportation is necessary with mileage reimbursement.

May require occasional evening or weekend hours to meet needs of the client and organizational activities.

Email cover letter and resume to: recruit@jvskc.org

Job Type:
Full-time

COVID-19 Considerations:
All staff are required to wear a mask throughout their working day within the building and additional PPE measures are in place.

mmunity.  Requires standing and walking to a considerable degree