The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations, personnel, and legal service provision at local community colleges, schools, and other locations. The Supervising Attorney works directly under the Managing Attorney and will assist the Managing Attorney in overseeing the department and other tasks as needed. The Supervising Attorney is also responsible for outreach and community education activities.
Summary of Duties:
· Supervise and direct legal staff, including assigning work, monitoring time-sheets, caseloads, plan and conduct legal case review, as well as training's and other professional development activities for staff, and handling the process of discipline and grievance adjustment;
· Conduct periodic written & performance evaluation for legal staff;
· Provide individual consultations, prepare cases, represent applicants before DHS, in Immigration Court and on appeal;
· Conduct presentations, community education activities and respond to media requests on relevant immigration issues;
· Participate in policy advocacy on immigration issues relevant to CARECEN’s mission;
· Facilitate legal meetings when Managing Attorney or Legal Director is unavailable;
· Other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney or Legal Director.
· Law degree and active admission to the bar of any state (California preferred);
· Excellent legal skills and broad knowledge of immigration law. 3-4 years of substantive immigration law experience strongly preferred;
· Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred;
· Experience supervising support staff;
· Demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of CARECEN;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills;
· Commitment to working in a diverse working environment;
· Ability to develop and implement innovative models of service delivery with limited resources and leverage other community resources;
· Ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse groups of individuals, including representatives of government, foundations, English/Spanish media, and other grassroots organizations;
· Fluency in spoken and written Spanish;
· Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently;
· Must have a car and driver license, and must be willing to conduct community education/workshops and travel to various off-site locations. The position will involve some evening and weekend work.
Please email cover letter, resume, three references, and a brief writing sample (10 page max.) to Julie Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org