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Pro Bono Project Coordinator (Detention Project)
|Location:||Chicago - Loop|
|# of Openings:||1|
|Salary Schedule:||ADM 1|
Job Classification: Pro Bono Project Coordinator
Salary Classification: ADM I
Reports To: Supervising Attorney
FLSA Status: Exempt
Summary: The Pro Bono Project Coordinator will work with diverse national partners to ensure immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers have access to counsel in immigration proceedings. The objectives of the project are to: 1) coordinate effective representation of vulnerable immigrant populations, including victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, unaccompanied immigrant children, and LGBT and HIV-Positive refugees and asylum seekers; 2) increase the broad-based impact of NIJC’ legal services program by coordinating regular pro bono training opportunities; 3) respond and document national asylum hotline calls; 4) respond and document the needs of partner organizations, including conducting issue-based training on legal relief available to immigrants; and 5) manage NIJC’s nationwide pro bono outreach.
The Coordinator will be responsible for serving as the NIJC representative with pro bono attorneys and law firms around the country, NIJC staff and other immigrant and human rights organizations to ensure access to justice for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The Coordinator will be expected to lead organizational outreach: identify potential partner organizations, build the capacity for each of these organizations to address refugee protection issues, and develop strong networks among peer organizations on a national level. The Coordinator will work closely with supervising attorneys from NIJC’s programs in order to keep abreast of the most current developments in refugee and immigration law. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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