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|Location:||Chicago - Loop|
|# of Openings:||1|
|Salary Schedule:||Grade 115|
NIJC advances human and due process right for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers through direct legal services, impact litigation, advocacy and public education. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Washington, DC and Northcentral, Indiana, NIJC’s team of 89 attorneys, paralegals and professionals, along with 1,500 pro bono attorneys, provide critical legal services while advancing systemic reform.
Summary: The Legal Director will be a member of the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC’s) Senior Management team. In this capacity, the Legal Director will be responsible for managing NIJC’s legal programs, providing strategic leadership, vision, management and evaluation of NIJC’s programs on a local, regional and national level. The Director will ensure current and future programs are consistent with NIJC’s strategic plan and goals. The ideal candidate is an individual with legal expertise and the ability to coordinate legal strategies across projects, as well as the ability to build teams, effectively communicate, collaborate and support a vision for the most efficient and effective operation of NIJC’s legal programs area are key to success in this role.
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.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
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.
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 3 1987.
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