Bilingual Legal Advocate / Intake Coordinator Position, Citizenship Unit

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615 2nd AVE
STE 400
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NWIRP
Street address: 
615 2nd AVE, STE 400
City: 
Seattle
State: 
Washington
ZIP: 
98104
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Bilingual Legal Advocate / Intake Coordinator Position
Citizenship Unit
Seattle, WA
https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time bilingual legal advocate/intake coordinator to work in our Citizenship unit and to participate in NWIRP's outreach efforts.
The Citizenship unit provides direct representation, legal advice, and pro se assistance for individuals applying for naturalization and proof of derivative or acquired citizenship. The Citizenship unit also coordinates and participates in outreach and community education efforts. Additionally, the unit partners with the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to provide services and technical assistance to other service providers throughout the state.

This position will be based at NWIRP's Seattle office.

REPORTS TO
Citizenship unit staff

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serve as first point of contact for NWIRP's Citizenship unit by providing general information to telephone inquiries, assisting walk-in clients, screening for program eligibility, and providing follow-up services when necessary;
• Participate in NWIRP's outreach and community education efforts;
• Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements;
• Attend trainings and maintain knowledge of laws, policies, and practices relating to immigration and citizenship; and
• Other tasks as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
• Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP's mission, vision, and values;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to organize information in a clear and concise manner;
• Fluency in English and one other language, with strong preference for one of the following: Somali, Tigrinya, Amharic, Cantonese/Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi or Spanish;
• Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;
• Previous immigration law experience preferred (in the alternative, previous experience with areas relating to criminal justice, mental health, public benefits);
• Previous work experience working with people in crisis, refugees, or survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault desired;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject "Bilingual Legal Advocate - Seattle". Full consideration will be given to those who apply by March 31st, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. It is the policy of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and other minority groups.

Requirements: 

Please see above.

To apply: 

Please see above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, April 14, 2017