BILINGUAL (SPANISH/ENGLISH) LEGAL ADVOCATE POSITION

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Job location
37 Wenatchee Ave S
Wenatchee, WA 98801
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Street address: 
37 S. Wenatchee Ave S
City: 
Wenatchee
State: 
Washington
ZIP: 
98801
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

BILINGUAL (SPANISH/ENGLISH)
LEGAL ADVOCATE POSITION
Wenatchee, WA
https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Legal Advocate to work in our office in Wenatchee, Washington.

Under the supervision of an attorney, the legal advocate will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) direct representation; (2) individual consultations; (3) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The legal advocate will work under the supervision of an attorney in providing legal assistance in various matters, but focusing on representing victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes in applying for immigration benefits (including self-petitions, U visas, T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of relief). The legal advocate may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

The legal advocate will work closely with other staff members and community partners in the Eastern and Central Washington regions in conducting outreach and community education, and providing individual consultations to persons who may be eligible for immigration benefits.

REPORTS TO
Directing Attorney - Wenatchee Office

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Under the supervision of attorneys, provide direct representation to persons submitting affirmative applications with USCIS;
• Provide support to other NWIRP staff on cases;
• Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements;
• Participate in NWIRP's outreach, community education and development efforts;
• Perform other tasks as required and directed by supervisory staff.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
• Fluency in Spanish is required;
• Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP's mission, vision and values;
• Prior experience working with survivors of abuse is preferred;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Commitment to working in a diverse and fast paced working environment;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel.

Beginning salary is $36,559 and is higher depending on experience and includes generous health, vision, dental, retirement contributions, disability/life/AD&D coverage, paid leave (vacation, holidays, sick/safe) and other benefits. The position is part of NWIRP's collective bargaining unit.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: vanes[email protected] with the subject "Legal Advocate - Wenatchee". Full consideration will be given to those who apply by October 6, 2017, but applications will be considered 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: 

Please see above.

To apply: 

Please see above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 22, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017