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|Location:||Chicago - Loop|
|# of Openings:||1|
|Salary Schedule:||ADM 1|
The LOP Coordinator position is split between the Legal Orientation Program (LOP) and traditional detention work. The LOP educates detained immigrants about their rights and the immigration court process so that they can make informed decisions about their legal cases, while NIJC’s traditional detention work involves client intake and representation. The coordinator will devote 60% of work time to LOP and 40% to traditional detention work and is encouraged to seek full accreditation with the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Legal Orientation Program:
Detention Intake & Case Screening:
The Coordinator must have a bachelor’s degree with demonstrated experience, preferably at least two years, working with immigrants or other vulnerable populations. Fluency in Spanish is required. The Coordinator must be able to communicate clearly and professionally, orally and in writing, with individuals of a variety of educational, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Must be comfortable working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including those with criminal records. Excellent writing and organizational skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and perform under time constraints, are also required.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.
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