BILINGUAL LEGAL ADVOCATE POSITION

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Job location
402 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
NWIRP
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

BILINGUAL LEGAL ADVOCATE POSITION
For the full posting please see https://nwirp.org/jobs

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a legal advocate/paralegal to work in its Tacoma office. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish. The advocate will work 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 community members detained at the detention center and will help collect robust data and conduct case tracking. 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;
• Ability to pass eQIP security background clearance ;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; and
• Proficiency in use of MS Word, MS Access, and MS Excel.

Beginning salary is $35,667 or DOE, plus benefits.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject "Tacoma Bilingual Legal Advocate Position - NAME". Position is open until filled. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by June 27, 2016, 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 a diverse and inclusive workplace. 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 handicap. We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and members of other traditionally under-represented groups.

Requirements: 

See above.

To apply: 

See above.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, June 27, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016