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  • African Immigrants
  • Volume 13 | Winter 2009

job openings

Program Officer

Blue Shield Against Violence (BSAV) Program
Blue Shield of California Foundation

San Francisco, CA

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Blue Shield of California Foundation is seeking an experienced Program Officer to manage the Blue Shield Against Violence (BSAV) grantmaking portfolio and program efforts.  This individual will help the Foundation build momentum towards ending domestic violence in California.  BSAV is focused on three key grantmaking goals (in order of priority):

  • Build a strong, coordinated network of domestic violence service providers
  • Catalyze innovation and capture learning
  • Reframe the domestic violence policy dialogue

Staff Attorney/Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Fellow

American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program

Newark, NJ

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If you wish to apply for this position, you must first request an application packet from nymrorecruit@afsc.orgPlease do not submit your cover letter or resume until after you have requested the application packet

The American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program, based in Newark, New Jersey, seeks an individual to provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors up to age 21 in immigration proceedings, including applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile status, asylum, U and T visas among other immigration remedies.  The Attorney/Fellow will meet with clients, counsel them on eligibility for relief under immigration laws, prepare applications for submission to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration Court, and represent clients before USCIS and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.  Where necessary the Attorney/KIND Fellow will represent children in New Jersey Family Court.  He/She will lead trainings and educational meetings for service providers and state agency staff who work with immigrant children.  The Fellow will work closely with the KIND Pro Bono Coordinator in New Jersey in order to ensure representation of immigrant children.


Senior Attorney

Florida Department of Children and Families
Office of Refugee Services

Miami, FL

The Florida Department of Children and Families is seeking an attorney to work with the Office of Refugee Services in Miami.  Must be admitted to the Florida Bar and practiced law for 5 years.  Background in government contracts, Immigration Law and Human Trafficking desirable.  Pay range $51,626.90 - $123,143.80.  Please send resume and State of Florida Employment Application ( http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/institutions/nefsh/jobapp.pdf ) to Hiram Ruiz, 401 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite N. 1007, Miami, FL 33128.


VAWA Immigration Attorney

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Washington, DC

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The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a nonprofit, legal services organization has an immediate opening for an experienced immigration attorney to work on immigration issues as they relate to the Violence Against Women Act (including trafficking and gender-based asylum), and the need to enhance and expand the immigration legal services capacity of domestic violence service providers to provide legal services to battered immigrants.  Responsibilities include providing program management technical assistance and training to attorneys and advocates; developing training materials and manuals; planning conferences; public speaking; public policy research and analysis; and overseeing the implementation of grants, including writing renewal proposals and project reports.

Qualified applicants must have a strong background in immigration law and program management. The position requires some travel, knowledge of immigrant rights and grant management, excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated project management skills.


US Policy Program Specialist

Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project

Atlanta, GA

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The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit legal and educational organization, seeks an immigration attorney to join its Immigrant Justice Project in Atlanta for a one-year fellowship position focusing specifically on high volume direct representation of victims of human trafficking in applications for immigration relief.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated to reducing bigotry and oppression through education and litigation. The immigration attorney will focus on preparation of applications for immigration relief available to victims of human trafficking, as well as related immigration work such as renewals of work authorization documents. The opportunity for some immigration court work may also arise. The position is based in Atlanta. Some travel will be required, and the attorney will also be expected to work some evenings and weekends.