BILINGUAL LEGAL ADVOCATE POSITION

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Job location
402 Tacoma Ave S
Suite
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NWIRP
Street address: 
Suite 300
City: 
Tacoma
State: 
Washington
ZIP: 
98402
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

BILINGUAL LEGAL ADVOCATE POSITION
TACOMA, WA
https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a bilingual legal advocate/paralegal to work in its Tacoma office. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The advocate will work mainly with individuals detained at the Northwest Detention Center, a regional immigration detention facility that houses up to 1,575 detainees. The advocate will be part of a team providing immigration legal services to those detained at the detention center and will play a key role in collecting robust data, conducting case tracking, and producing evaluations of outcomes. This will include assisting in case preparation and evidence gathering for high-volume workloads.

LOCATION
This position is located in the Tacoma office of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support attorneys in representation and assessment of immigration cases for people detained at the Northwest Detention Center;
• Perform administrative tasks;
• Help develop, maintain, and share data and information;
• Maintain a working knowledge of significant policies, laws and trends in immigration law, particularly as it impacts low-income immigrants and those impacted by the criminal justice system;
• Engage in outreach and education in the area of immigrant rights, including presentations and material preparation for criminal defense attorney, and participate in NWIRP’s development efforts; and
• Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisory staff.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking;
• Commitment to advancing and defending the legal rights of low income immigrants;
• Must be fluent in Spanish and English;
• Commitment to working in a diverse and challenging working environment;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of MS Word, MS Access, and MS Excel.

Beginning salary for candidates with no relevant experience is $36,559 ($20.09/hr) and is higher depending on years of directly relevant experience. This position is full time: 35hrs/week, M-F, 9-5, 60 min. lunch. It is part of NWIRP’s collective bargaining unit and includes health, vision, dental, retirement contributions, disability/life/AD&D coverage, generous paid leave (vacation, holidays, sick/safe) and other benefits.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject “2017 Tacoma Bilingual Legal Advocate Position - NAME”. Position is open until filled. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by August 20, 2017, 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 class, 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: 

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To apply: 

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Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Expiration date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017