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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:  Associate Director of Immigrant Children’s Legal Program

SALARY:     Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

STATUS:      Exempt, Full Time

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a full-time, dynamic Associate Director of Immigrant Children’s Legal Program (AD/ICLP). The AD/ICLP acts as USCRI’s senior point of contact for its pro bono legal service network representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (UAC) in immigration proceedings, and acts as a senior contact and subject matter expert, raising awareness of these vulnerable individuals at the national level with Congress and the Administration as well as at the grassroots level through USCRI’s partner agencies and field offices. The Associate Director will also lead efforts to build USCRI’s presence and programs related to UACs in Central America, Mexico and other regions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Associate Director of Immigrant Children's Legal Program (AD/ICLP) is responsible for the overall management, growth and service delivery of USCRI’s pro-bono legal network and Central America operations.  Responsibilities include the management of a team of three ICLP program staff at headquarters, recruitment and management of staff for international UAC programs, senior-level relationship management with current and prospective funders, members of Congress and the Administration, international organizations, NGOs and the legal community. The AD/ICLP will also identify new domestic and international program opportunities, develop program models to meet client needs, assist the USCRI Development team in identifying potential funding sources and manage staff to implement new programs. This position reports to the Director of Programs.  Some domestic and international travel is required.

REQUIREMENTS:

A J.D. with admission to any bar and substantial experience representing immigrants or immigrant children in immigration law matters and/or experience in policy development and advocacy regarding immigrant children required. A minimum of five years experience managing federal grants and fluency in written and spoken Spanish also required.  Prior work experience in Mexico and/or Central America and existing relationships with domestic and international actors preferred. Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Ability to respond and prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment. Candidate must have dedication to the rights of refugees and immigrants. Must be team-oriented.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
• Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
• Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.

JOB SITE LOCATION:

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22202

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit via email a resume that includes salary history with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Human Resources at humanresources@uscridc.org with your name and the position in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an employment interview. References will be required at time of interview.

No telephone calls please.

Position will remain open until filled.

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.


 

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