POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

STAFF ATTORNEY

Background on UnLocal, Inc.

UnLocal, Inc. is a community-centered non-profit organization located in Manhattan that, through various community-based partnerships, provides direct immigration legal services and immigration-related education to immigrant communities including youth, families, and LGBTQ+ immigrants in New York City.

SUMMARY

UnLocal, Inc. is hiring a Staff Attorney to join our growing efforts to provide legal and community-led rapid response for those impacted by ICE raids.  This position will primarily focus on supporting immigrant New Yorkers who have been detained by ICE or who are at imminent risk of being detained or deported.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Legal screenings and representation for individuals impacted by ICE raids or at imminent risk of detention or deportation including individuals with prior removal orders;
  • Legal representation for a small caseload of clients currently in removal proceedings or eligible for immigration relief, in a broad range of categories including SIJS, Asylum, U/T visas, and cancellation of removal including representing individuals in immigration court, BIA, family and federal district court;
  • Conduct and/or participate in KYRs for individuals at risk of ICE enforcement and raids;
  • Strategize with community-based organizations and spaces as new enforcement policies are implemented;
  • Collaborate with UnLocal’s Education and Outreach team to build presentations and establish protocols around raids response with partners;
  • Assist with internal and external reporting, including to foundations, city/state funders and UnLocal Board of Directors;
  • Participate in growing UnLocal’s institutional vision and values.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • J. D. degree and admission to a bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia;
  • 3+ years of relevant post-JD immigration law experience, including both non-detained and detained removal defense, asylum, SIJS, cancellation of removal. Experience with representation at RFIs, Motions to Reopen and stays, petitions for review a plus;
  • Fluency in Spanish;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, manage multiple tasks and problem solve;
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ community members, youth communities, and survivors of violence preferred;
  • Experience in public speaking and/or teaching;
  • Commitment to social justice, anti-racism;
  • Desire to practice community and trauma informed lawyering.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary and benefits include health, dental, vision, commuter, and access to 401k;
  • 15 days vacation, 11 holidays, 5 sick days and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day off;
  • AILA and PLI membership and $300 CLE reimbursement;
  • Extensive professional development opportunities.

PROJECTED START DATE

  • We are seeking to fill this position by November 1, 2019. This is a two- year position to start, with an expectation that it will extend beyond two years.

 HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for this position and believe you would be a good fit, please send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references in one pdf (in that order) to Rebecca Press, UnLocal’s Legal Director, at rebecca@unlocal.org with “Staff Attorney” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

UnLocal, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, as such, all qualified applicants will receive consideration. UnLocal, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and we strongly encourage applications from immigrants, LGBTQ+ community members, community members of color, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

RAIDS RESPONSE OUTREACH ORGANIZER

Background on UnLocal, Inc.

UnLocal, Inc. is a community-centered non-profit organization located in Manhattan that, through various community-based partnerships, provides direct immigration legal services and immigration- related education to immigrant communities including youth, families, and LGBTQ+ immigrants in New York City.

SUMMARY

UnLocal, Inc. is hiring a Raids Response Outreach Organizer to join our growing efforts to provide legal and community-led rapid responses for those impacted by ICE raids. This position will primarily focus on supporting the loved ones of immigrant New Yorkers who have been detained by ICE or who are at imminent risk of being detained or deported.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with UnLocal’s rapid response attorney on best practices for providing legal representation and building/strengthening community partnerships;
  • Work in collaboration with community-based organizations to support existing and new raids response efforts;
  • Develop sound organizing strategies with communities;
  • Conduct and/or participate in KYRs for individuals at risk of ICE enforcement and raids;
  • Create, distribute, and facilitate popular education opportunities and materials, while ensuring cultural and community relevance;
  • Strategize with community-based organizations and spaces as new enforcement policies are implemented;
  • Assist with intake, document coordination, filling out forms and general paralegal duties to support clients’ immigration cases;
  • Collaborate with UnLocal’s Education and Outreach team to build presentations and establish protocols around raids response with partners;
  • Assist with internal and external reporting, including to foundations, city/state funders and UnLocal Board of Directors;

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Past experience with community organizing;
  • Fluency in Spanish;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, manage multiple tasks and creatively problem solve;
  • Ability to coordinate and address online and other methods of communication needs;
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ community members, youth communities, and survivors of violence preferred;
  • Experience and competency facilitating workshops, trainings, meetings, and other collective processes, especially with a popular education approach. Must be able to discuss race, class, gender, and other issues of power and identity with ease and comfort;
  • Experience working with poor and working-class communities of color;
  • Experience working with immigrant communities of color;
  • Excellent time and project management skills;
  • Experience in public speaking and/or teaching;

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • This is a full-time position. Salary is $50k and benefits include health, dental, vision, commuter, and access to 401k;
  • 15 days vacation, 11 holidays, 5 sick days and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day off;
  • Up to $300 reimbursement for professional development.

PROJECTED START DATE

  • We are seeking to fill this position by October 15, 2019. This is a one -year position to start, with an expectation that it will extend beyond one year.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for this position and believe you would be a good fit, please send a cover letter, resume and a list of three references in one pdf (in that order) to Tania Mattos, UnLocal’s Education and Outreach Director, at tania@unlocal.org with “RR Outreach Organizer” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

UnLocal, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, as such, all qualified applicants will receive consideration. UnLocal, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and we strongly encourage applications from immigrants, LGBTQ+ community members, community members of color, veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities.