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Immigration Clinic Director

Company: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (Clin
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

LUM has an opening for Program Director overseeing immigration assistance services & programs including the LUM Immigration Clinic. Administrative Duties

  • Oversee all aspects of the LUM Immigration Clinic (services, case management, volunteers, fundraising, evaluation)
  • Supervise and mentor assistant program director
  • Supervise and provide support to LUM Immigration Clinic volunteers (accredited representatives, attorneys, translators, administrative support, and fundraiser committee members)
  • Recruit volunteer accredited representatives, attorneys, translators, administrative support, and fundraiser committee members.
  • Ensure that all staff (including volunteers) follow appropriate protocols for opening and closing cases
  • Develop and maintain core competencies / understanding of immigration
  • Coordinate training and immigration clinic volunteer/paid staff development; Refine and strengthen case management policies, procedures and forms to improve efficiency as well as ensure the quality of services and the integrity of the program.
  • Coordinate volunteer schedules Provide support to paid and volunteer staff
    • by arranging translators, transportation, and other logistical support
    • maintaining accredited representative certification or law license
    • keeping up with program changes and announcements and ensuring that the information is transferred to volunteer staff
    • conferring with reputable partners and peer organizations
    • participating in continuing education opportunities when possible Planning and hosting events to recognize and thank volunteers
    • Provide direction and administrative support to ensure that volunteers wishing to become accredited representatives meet U.S. Department of Justice education and practical training requirements as well as provide direction/support to accredited representatives needing to renew their accreditation.
    • Manage the renewal of the LUM Immigration Clinic's U.S. Department of Justice recognition Immigration Services
      • Screen clients regarding their eligibility for immigration benefits, which includes submitting FOIA requests to USCIS, CBP, and ICE, as well as federal and state background checks
      • Assess whether a client is admissible to the U.S.
      • Counsel clients regarding eligibility for immigration benefits
      • Assist clients with completing their applications for immigration benefits as well as assembling supporting documents
      • Advocate for due process on behalf of clients and their cases
      • Ensure that clients are knowledgeable regarding the status of their case as well as expected timelines for processing
      • Help clients identify available immigration benefits and appropriate resources, which may include making referrals when a case is outside the scope, expertise, and/or capacity of the LUM Immigration Clinic Community Outreach and Education
        • Clarify federal regulations and procedures for clients and the general public
        • Coordinate the LUM/Ayuda Aprende Spanish Conversation Class
        • Provide support to the LUM/LARA Citizenship Class
        • Clarify federal regulations and procedures for clients and the general public
        • Coordinate the LUM/Ayuda Aprende Spanish Conversation Class
        • Provide support to the LUM/LARA Citizenship Class
        • Oversee planning and execution of fundraiser(s) and other development activities
        • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (Master's degree preferred)
        • Experience with immigration law (Accredited Representative preferred)
        • Strong moral commitment to assisting low income immigrant families and "welcoming the stranger"
        • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups
        • Able to travel when needed as required by job duties
        • Experience in program administration
        • Experience in volunteer recruitment and coordination
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills
        • Experience with Social Media for purposes other than transmitting personal information
        • Marketing and Computer Graphic skills
        • Strong organizational skills
        • Able to find balance while maintaining a strong worth ethic Benefits and Salary
          • Job Status: Full Time, Salaried
          • Starting Salary: $38,000-45,000, depending on credentials/experience
          • Benefits: $10,000-15,000 (calculated based on salary)
          • Terms of Employment: As specified in the LUM Personnel Policies
          • Usual schedule: Flexible, 37.5 hours per week If interested-please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to Wes Tillett, LUM Executive Director (careers@lumserve.org - 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901). Resumes will be reviewed beginning February 7, 2021. Closing Date April 28, 2021 Employment Type Affiliate Agency Job Hours Full Time Reports To Executive Director Position Immigration Clinic Director Organization Job Location Lafayette , IN
            United States Promoting the Dignity of Immigrants with--Affordable Legal Expertise As it has for more than 30 years, CLINIC will fight for the rights of immigrants. CLINIC trains legal representatives who provide high-quality and--affordable immigration legal services. We develop and sustain a network of nonprofit programs that serve close to 500,000 immigrants every year. We cultivate projects that support and defend--vulnerable immigrant populations by:
            • providing direct representation for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border--and educating--them about their rights;--
            • reuniting formerly separated families;
            • increasing legal representation for those in removal proceedings and in detention;
            • providing public education on immigration law and policies; and
            • advocating for fair and just immigration policies that acknowledge the inherent dignity and value of all people. History has taught us that people who step up can make a difference.--We hope you will join us. About the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs. We are based out of Silver Spring, Maryland (Washington, D.C. metropolitan area), with an office in Oakland, California, and additional staff working from locations throughout the country. Questions and inquiries can be sent to national@cliniclegal.org . Receive daily immigration--news, agency updates, advocacy alerts--and information about our latest trainings and resources. It only takes a moment to sign up. If you are a CLINIC affiliate, be sure to regularly use your benefits. The page--includes exclusive content and tools that will help you as a legal practitioner. Interested in learning more about affiliation? Read through our frequently asked questions to get started. # NEW Blog: As the # COVID19 pandemic has stretched on, costing thousands of lives, the already unpredictable, strenuous reality for those at the border, under # MPP , has only worsened. # WelcomeWithDignity

              Read more here: http:// cliniclegal.org/stories/after- months-covid-migrants-under-mpp-are-losing-hope-- --- # MPP Dignity Vigil: Light a candle in remembrance of the thousands of men, women and children who found themselves in danger due to the 'Remain in Mexico' policy. # WelcomeWithDignity

              When: Friday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 p.m. ET

              Register here: http:// raicestexas.zoom.us/meeting/regist er/tJwkdOyqqzIjH9Qqixmry-Pm1B5WKSeFxRDj-- --- LAST CHANCE - CLINIC affiliates, don't miss out on your chance to attend CLINIC's Convening 2021 for FREE!

              We're still accepting applications for the Lily Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship through the end of today, Jan. 29: https:// cliniclegal.org/training/conve ning/scholarship-- --- https://twitter.com/cliniclegal/status/1354551015161393152 Today marks the 2 yr anniversary of MPP, a cruel Trump-era program that continues to harm thousands of children & families at the border.

              The Biden Admin must fully end MPP, restart the asylum system, and # WelcomeWithDignity . Take action # ForOurFamilies : https://www. fwd.us/action/mpp-dig nity/-- --- For years people seeking safety at our border have been told to "go away". Two years ago our country double downed by creating an illusion of a due process and said "wait it out". Each day that passes where we don't # WelcomeWithDignity lives are at risk. They have waited too long Over 20,000 families are enrolled in the Remain in Mexico program - living in a state of uncertainty as they wait for their day in court. We can't allow people to wait in inhumane living conditions any longer. It's time to FULLY end Remain in Mexico and # WelcomeWithDignity . # PressRelease : Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. Commends Expansion of Temporary Protected Status for Syria

              Read here: http:// bit.ly/3iZPRkZ Five U.S. border bishops requested that President Biden model border reform based on Pope Francis' call to welcome, promote, protect and integrate immigrants. http:// bit.ly/36mjIPx Grateful to @ DHS_Secretary Pekoske for the 18-month extension & re-designation of TPS for Syria! That means Syrians who entered the U.S. after Aug. 1, 2016 will be able to register. Registration instructions will be provided in a future Federal Register. https:// bit.ly/2L2MZr6 "Our country is smart, capable and strong. We can and must implement an asylum system that is fair and just, that saves lives and respects and upholds the dignity of the most vulnerable." # WelcomeWithDignity
              4/ "Women have been sexually assaulted. Babies have been born in squalid camps. Families have been separated. While it is important that the new administration stopped enrolling people in # MPP , the entire program must be eliminated."
              3/ "They have been courageous where the U.S. government failed, with few resources. In two years of MPP, thousands of lives have been irreversibly damaged. Men and women have been kidnapped and murdered while waiting for protection in the United States."
              2/ After fleeing Guatemala, Byron sought safety in the US but was turned away. He's been trapped in danger in Tijuana for 2 years on the asylum waitlist and under "Remain in Mexico.

              We join Byron in calling on the Biden Admin to act with urgency! # WelcomeWithDignity # DefendAsylum This use may include analytics, personalization, and ads. There are no more Tweets in this timeline.

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