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|Location:||Chicago - Loop|
|# of Openings:||1|
|Job Notes:||This Legal Supervisor position will work to respond to issues of family separation, attacks on asylum, and mass detention. The position can be located in Chicago, IL or Goshen, Indiana.|
Summary: The Legal Supervisor is a member of the NIJC supervision team and provides legal services and oversight of the immigrant services staff to ensure quality legal representation to immigrants seeking relief under immigration law. The supervisor will directly supervise one or more NIJC staff members and will oversee the day-to-day operations as well was the ongoing training and professional development of supervisees. As a member of the supervisory team, the legal supervisor will be responsible for knowledge regarding other areas of legal services provided by NIJC and provide supervisory support. The supervisor will be expected to liaise with other NIJC projects and develop and integrate strategic collaborations between projects. The supervisor will also be responsible for internal and external reports and periodic evaluations. 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.
Education and/or Experience: A law degree (JD), license to practice law and at least 2 years experience in the legal field, preferably in the field of immigration law; or a bachelor’s degree with at least 7 years experience as a Board of Immigration Appeals’ accredited representative.
Language Skills: Bilingual in English and Spanish and other languages, as needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated competency in public speaking and strong interpersonal skills required.
Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange; Windows operating systems; and other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.
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 without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, 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. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Employee Services Office at +1 (312) 660-1431.
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