Managing Immigration Attorney
Northern Virginia Family Service
About the organization
At Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), we value the diversity of backgrounds, experience, perspectives, and skillsets that we collectively provide to our community, clients and coworkers. We celebrate and thrive on our differences and welcome everyone’s unique contributions. NVFS is committed to advancing equity, embracing diversity, and promoting inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. NVFS is an E-Verify participant and drug-free workplace.
NVFS values diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply, including people of color, all genders and gender identities, people of all abilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, other members of marginalized communities, veterans and national service alumni.
The Multicultural Center (MC) at NVFS provides multicultural mental health, case management and legal services that address the needs of low-income, English-limited immigrants and refugees for whom existing services are inaccessible due to language and cultural barriers. Clients include individuals from all cultural and ethnic groups whose mental health and socio-economic stability is compromised as a result of trauma, poverty, chronic stress, and other tremendous challenges posed by the process of cultural adjustment. Trauma informed services are provided by bilingual, bicultural counselors, therapists, case managers and attorneys/ accredited representatives.
The Managing Immigration Attorney functions as the immigration legal expert on the Multicultural Center Management Team. This role is responsible for the daily operations of the Immigration Legal Services program including planning, organization, implementation, documentation and coordination of legal services delivery. The Managing Attorney exercises independent judgment and decision-making authority, including around policies, procedures, and staff supervision. This role is responsible for ensuring compliance with all ethical and professional rules, as well as providing quality control for the program as a whole. The Managing Immigration Attorney also represents low income, culturally diverse clients in humanitarian and family-based immigration cases. This position is part of the Multicultural Center lead
JD required; must be a member of good standing in any state or the District of Columbia (Virginia preferred) and maintain bar membership through continuing education
At least three (3) years of experience practicing immigration law required; must include experience with complex humanitarian and/or removal defense
Must have experience working with survivors of trauma
Passion for providing nonprofit legal services and serving vulnerable populations
Oral and written fluency in English required; fluency in client languages (including but not limited to Spanish, Arabic, French, Farsi) a plus
Demonstrated program management and staff supervision experience required
Proficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and video meeting platforms required.
Must be able to demonstrate and live the organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability.
May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours; required to follow court schedules and attend in-person court dates as needed.
Must be willing and able to travel to various locations within Northern Virginia and Maryland
Successful completion of background checks required upon hire
Equal Opportunity Employment
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