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  • Policy Advocate

    Responsibilities

    The Policy Advocate is responsible for advancing effective strategies to affect positive change and to defend against anti-immigrant initiatives. The Policy Advocate will work directly with the Executive Director on Federal, State, and local immigration policy planning, strategy, education, and leadership for diverse audiences from the immigrant community, grass roots organizations, community leaders, and elected officials at all levels.

    Responsibilities will include:

    · Research and write materials that advance the public policy efforts at ILCM including fact sheets, media releases, and action alerts.

    · Conduct research and analysis of policy proposals that impact immigrants and refugees.

    · Identify other analyses and research that may further the public policy efforts at ILCM.

    · Build diverse relationships and participate in coalitions and other strategic and community-based activities that advance the public policy efforts at ILCM.

    · Provide data, research, and other information to decision makers, media, other advocates, and the community through multiple communication tools, on both federal, state and local immigration issues.

    · Monitor legislative activity and create a participatory environment for community engagement organizing, testimony, and other avenues for action efforts.

    · Assist in grant proposal and report preparation as needed.

    Requirements

    Education/Experience:

    A Bachelor’s degree in related field or similar education and/or demonstrated professional experience in immigration law or policy.

    Other Skills/Requirements include:

    · English plus fluency or proficiency in one of the following languages preferred: Spanish, Hmong or Somali.

    · Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills.

    · High level of attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

    · Demonstrated interest in serving the low-income immigrant and refugee community and experience working with persons of diverse economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

    · Ability to work constructively with persons of all backgrounds; possess good judgment and diplomacy; learn quickly; work well independently and under pressure; and ;collaborate with other staff, public officials, and other organizations.

    · Working knowledge of Microsoft Office program and social media. Database experience a plus.

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  • Legal Assistant - Hmong-speaking

    Responsibilities

    The Legal Assistant is responsible for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training, and assistance with legal representation in immigration matters to income-eligible persons of all nationalities.
    Responsibilities will include:
     Engage in outreach efforts to immigrant and refugee communities regarding our legal services.
     Perform intake consultations with potential clients.
     Identify and resolve legal issues on behalf of new clients, accept cases, maintain client files.
     Provide individual and family legal assistance in immigration matters, including some or all of the following: prepare and submit affirmative immigration applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), respond to requests for evidence, ensuring that clients receive and understand all notices from USCIS regarding pending applications, prepare clients for interviews with USCIS, and educate clients about their rights and obligations under immigration law.
     Additional responsibilities for staff attorneys include deportation defense in immigration court and immigration administrative and federal appeals.
     Maintain client data in compliance with organization protocols and with state contracts.
     Provide individual information and group presentations about immigration law to agencies that work with the refugee communities.
     Assist in proposal and grant report preparation as needed.

    Requirements

    Bachelor’s degree in related field, paralegal experience, or similar education or training preferred. Experience in immigration matters preferred.
    Other Skills/Requirements:
     Fluency in Hmong required.
     Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills.
     High level of attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
     Familiarity with diverse refugee and immigrant communities, community agencies, and resources.
     Demonstrated interest in serving the low-income immigrant and refugee community and experience working with persons of diverse economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
     Ability to work constructively with others, possess good judgment, learn quickly, and work well independently and under pressure as well as in collaboration with other staff and with other organizations.
     Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Database experience a plus.

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  • Staff Attorney - Worthington

    Responsibilities

    This position is responsible for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training, and representation in immigration matters to income-eligible persons of all nationalities. Provide individual and family legal representation in immigration matters to clients, including some or all of the following: affirmative immigration applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), respond to requests for evidence, ensure that clients receive and understand all notices from USCIS regarding their pending applications, prepare clients for interviews with USCIS personnel, educate clients about their rights and obligations under immigration law.
     Additional responsibilities for staff attorneys include deportation defense in immigration court and immigration administrative and federal appeals.
     Engage in outreach efforts to immigrant and refugee communities regarding our legal services.
     Perform intake consultations with potential clients.
     Identify and resolve legal issues on behalf of new clients, accept cases, maintain client files.
     Maintain client data in compliance with organization protocols and in compliance with grants and contracts.
     Provide information regarding immigration law to agencies who work with the immigrant and refugee communities on a one-to-one basis and through presentations.
     Assist in grant proposal and report preparation as needed.

    Requirements

     Bachelor’s degree in related field. U.S. law school and licensed to practice in Minnesota preferred.
     Experience in immigration matters preferred. Fluent in both English and Spanish preferred.
     Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills.
     High level of attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
     Familiarity with diverse refugee and immigrant communities.
     Demonstrated interest in serving the low-income immigrant and refugee community and experience working with persons of diverse economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
     Ability to work constructively with others, exercise good judgment, learn quickly, work well independently and under pressure, as well as in collaboration with other staff and with other organizations.
     Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Database experience a plus.

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  • Staff Attorney - St. Paul

    Responsibilities

    This position is responsible for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training, and representation in immigration matters to income-eligible persons of all nationalities. Engage in outreach efforts to immigrant and refugee communities regarding our legal services.
     Perform intake consultations with potential clients.
     Provide individual and family legal representation in immigration matters to clients, including some or all of the following: affirmative immigration applications before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), respond to requests for evidence, ensure that clients receive and understand all notices from USCIS regarding their pending applications, prepare clients for interviews with USCIS personnel, educate clients about their rights and obligations under immigration law.
     Additional responsibilities for staff attorneys include deportation defense in immigration court and immigration administrative and federal appeals.
     Identify and resolve legal issues on behalf of new clients, accept cases, maintain client files.
     Maintain client data in compliance with organization protocols and in compliance with grants and contracts.
     Provide information regarding immigration law to agencies who work with the immigrant and refugee communities on a one-to-one basis and through presentations.
     Assist in grant proposal and report preparation as needed.

    Requirements

     Bachelor’s degree in related field. U.S. law school and licensed to practice in Minnesota preferred.
     Experience in immigration matters preferred.
     Fluent in both Hmong and English required.
     Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills.
     High level of attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
     Familiarity with diverse refugee and immigrant communities.
     Demonstrated interest in serving the low-income immigrant and refugee community and experience working with persons of diverse economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
     Ability to work constructively with others, exercise good judgment, learn quickly, work well independently and under pressure, as well as in collaboration with other staff and with other organizations.
     Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Database experience a plus.

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    Open until filled