Director of Immigration Services
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POST DATE 9/13/2020
END DATE 9/19/2020
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council
JOB DESCRIPTIONGreater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc.
Employee Status: Full-time, benefit eligible
Position Title: Director of Immigration Services
FLSA Category: Exempt
Division: CSBG Immigration Services
Program: Immigration Services
Manager Title: Executive Director
The Director of Immigration Services manages GLCAC s Immigration support program and handles legal matters that pertain to immigration. This position interprets and provides advice on immigration citizenship, political. asylum, and on the processes through which clients may secure travel, work or student visas. The Director also represents clients in immigration proceedings in U.S. Immigration Courts. Incumbent will serve in an active role to alleviate systemic issues and participate in advocacy efforts that impact our clients.
Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:
Direct and oversee the Immigration Services department
Work with other program areas to seek input and recruit program participants.
Create and maintain citizenship classes and increase immigration seminars
Prepare and present immigration presentations for community
Will troubleshoot and establish case strategy
Draft and file petitions/applications
Communicate with clients regarding case processing and procedural issues
Update and manage status reports
Prepare materials for and support completion of monthly reports and budgets as requested
Provide advice and guidance for matters such as visa applications, green cards, citizenship and naturalization, deportation issues, and employment for non-citizen
Active role in the communities served to alleviate immigration systemic issues and participate in advocacy efforts that impact our clients on a state and national level
Work on Immigration grants in conjunction with Development to expand programs and client service delivery
Participate in professional development through appropriate conferences, workshops, seminars, or webinars
Supervise Immigration department staff
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director
Skills & Qualifications:
Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA -approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar
Must have 3+ years of immigration experience
Prior experience managing a workforce providing immigration services
Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Must have experience managing a large case goad PERM experience preferred
Strong background in a full range of non-immigrant and immigrant categories as well as I-140 and I-485 essential
Commitment to supporting immigrants and refuges
Proven organizational and interpersonal skills are required
Able to work effectively under time and pressure and/or deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail and follow through
Willingness to work flexible, varying hours, including evenings and weekends as needed
Supervisory Responsibility: Immigration staff
Travel: Minimal as required
Physical Demands: This job operates in a professional office environment and uses standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment and uses standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines.
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