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At Immigrant ARC we aim to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where everyone feels empowered to be their whole selves and is treated with dignity and respect. We welcome applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of their race, skin color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability status, or any other characteristic. We encourage anyone who feels qualified to apply regardless of gaps in resume, unconventional career paths, or other factors.

Employment Type & Hours: full-time, 40 hours per week (salaried)
Wage: $58,000 – $62,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience.
Experience: J.D. preferred, will consider DOJ Accredited Representatives or experienced paralegals.
Benefits: Flexible schedule, medical and dental (fully covered for employee), unlimited sick and vacation days, professional development opportunities, other benefits as applicable.
Location: New York State preferred. Mostly remote work, but regular travel throughout New York State is necessary.

Immigrant ARC (I-ARC)

I-ARC is a coalition of immigration legal advocates that works on increasing access to justice and access to counsel for all immigrant New Yorkers. We were inspired to collaborate in January of 2017 during the Muslim Travel Ban and committed to shaping and advocating for all immigrant New Yorkers. We are a community of advocates dedicated to seeking justice shoulder to shoulder with our immigrant clients. We are guided by the needs of the immigrant clients with whom we work.

Our community includes over 80 legal service providers in New York State. We come together in solidarity with all New Yorkers who believe in fair and just immigration policies and who share our collective outrage at the injustices confronting immigrant communities. We use our knowledge of immigration law and practice to empower each other and the communities we serve to collectively fight systemic oppression and seek respect and dignity for all. We recognize that access to justice for immigrant communities is inextricably linked to the broader fight for racial justice. We commit to working alongside all others who are fighting to achieve a vision of a more just and equitable world.


Position Available

I-ARC is seeking a Legal Projects Coordinator.  Reporting to the Executive Director (“ED”), the Legal Projects Coordinator works closely with the ED and engages with all members of the staff.

The Legal Projects Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of I-ARC’s programs and services. Particular emphasis is on interacting with our 80+ legal organization members and community outreach with immigrant communities throughout New York State. Critical duties include working with member organizations to foster and strengthen collaboration and to create systems to improve access to counsel for immigrant New Yorkers. The Program Coordinator may be called upon to provide defined support to other team members.


Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to other duties that may be assigned in the future, the Legal Projects Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

Skill-building. Unlock the capacity of our 80+ legal organization members to move forward collaborative work.
Facilitation. Organizing and leading meetings with I-ARC members and other key stakeholders, including agenda preparation, recording of minutes, monitoring and following up for action items, and strong facilitation to assure meeting desired outcomes are achieved.
Connection. Create space for members to connect both with each other and the broader community.
Make opportunities actionable. Working with I-ARC members across the State to map out and catalogue available resources for immigrants in each region and facilitate referrals between members and outside partners to ensure immigrants are connected to necessary services.
Create collaborative materials. Working with I-ARC members to identify existing community outreach materials and work with members and I-ARC staff and partners to create materials not otherwise available to educate immigrant communities.
Systems organization. Maintaining portions of the website dedicated to resource and information sharing. Manage member-only resources database including keeping materials up to date and identifying and uploading new resources from members as appropriate. Working with partners and software developers to create systems to automate some of the referral functions above and monitor such systems to ensure referrals lead to immigrants receiving necessary services.
Outreach. Working with I-ARC members to organize Know Your Rights presentations and other community education events.
Training. Working with the Training Working Group and providing logistical support in organizing trainings for I-ARC membership, including managing RSVPs and obtaining, organizing, and maintaining necessary documents for Continuing Legal Education accreditation.
Liaison support.Support liaison efforts between I-ARC members and local offices of federal and state agencies to resolve case-specific issues. .

●  J.D. with minimum 2-3 years experience in immigration law, will consider DOJ Accredited Representative or paralegal with commensurate experience

●  Spanish or other language skills preferred

●  Excellent writing skills

●  High energy and a boundless work ethic;

●  Capacity to track and systematize information;

●  Ability to stay highly organized and multitask in a dynamic environment, and to  work quickly and accurately under pressure;

●  Independence, good judgment, and diplomatic skills;

●  Professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills;

●  Exemplary capacity to maintain confidentiality and discretion;

●  Excellent oral and written communication skills;

●  Comfort communicating with outside partners to ask for information

●  A track record for exercising sound judgement and forethought even in the execution of mundane tasks;

●  A track record for going the extra mile at work, consistently taking initiative, thinking ahead, putting in the extra effort, and delivering beyond expectations;

●  Interest in human rights, and/or advocacy


Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Work will be performed in a remote office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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