RMIAN Detention Program Managing Attorney

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Job location
3489 West 72nd Avenue
Suite 211
Westminster, CO 80030
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
Street address: 
3489 West 72nd Avenue, Suite 211
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) is a nonprofit organization that
provides free immigration-related legal services to individuals in immigration detention and to
children. RMIAN has an opening for a full-time Detention Program Managing Attorney starting
August 2016. The Managing Attorney will report to the Executive Director.

* Maintain a caseload involving detained individuals seeking relief from removal (includes
representation before the Immigration Court, BIA, USCIS, and other federal agencies),
and including representation of individuals found incompetent and referred to RMIAN
through the National Qualified Representative Program
* Manage Detention Program staff members, including Staff Attorney and Legal Fellow
* Identify emerging needs and help to guide the Detention Program’s work and growth
* Participate in RMIAN’s outreach, community education, and development efforts
* Oversee RMIAN’s work through the Legal Orientation Program
* Conduct Know-Your-Rights presentations, individual intakes, and pro se workshops at
the immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado, and manage stakeholder relations
* Screen and refer cases to pro bono attorneys; provide training opportunities and technical
assistance and mentoring to volunteer attorneys and staff attorneys
* Work collaboratively with RMIAN’s Interdisciplinary Social Service Project


* Admission to state bar, preferably Colorado
* Spanish proficiency/fluency – both written & oral, and demonstrated cultural competency
* Immigration law experience for at least three to five years, preferably in removal defense
* Strong management and interpersonal skills
* Passion for RMIAN’s mission, and demonstrated commitment to public interest law and
social justice
* Strong sense of personal initiative & ability to multi-task without extensive supervision
* Excellent oral (including public speaking) and written communication skills
* Excellent legal research and writing skills
* Ability to maintain and navigate relationships with governmental agencies, nonprofit
providers, and other stakeholders

To apply: 

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of three references
to [email protected]

RMIAN is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the importance of diversity in the workplace; individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Visit us on the Web at www.rmian.org.