Advocacy Attorney, State and Local Project: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national network organization that provides immigration legal support to local, nonprofit organizations, has an immediate opening within its Advocacy section for an experienced immigration advocate. The Advocacy Attorney will advance CLINIC’s state and local advocacy priorities by providing strategic and technical support to state and local - level immigrant advocates, State Catholic Conferences, diocesan agencies, religious communities, and community organizers in their work on immigrant-related state legislation, local ordinances, and federal/state enforcement partnerships. The Advocacy Attorney will develop and maintain CLINIC’s State and Local Project portfolios by assessing and prioritizing the needs of partner agencies, identifying appropriate responses to those needs, and provide support, including legal and public policy analysis, training, webinars, teleconferences, sharing of best practices, talking points, and research. The Advocacy Attorney will also develop public education materials on relevant state immigration issues, including policy briefs for distribution to community social justice advocates and work with the Advocacy section to further CLINIC’s administrative advocacy priorities.
The position is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, requires occasional travel and requires knowledge of immigration and constitutional law, knowledge and commitment to immigrants’ rights and Catholic social teaching, and excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated time-management skills, and the ability to work under pressure. Demonstrate the ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work independently and work well in a team environment. Two years’ experience in immigration law and policy is required and one year of state/local – level advocacy, community organizing, or campaign management experience preferred. Member in good standing with the bar of the highest court in any state or the District of Columbia. Proficiency in Spanish preferred
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance,retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION: Applicants should click here to submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements, or mail to CLINIC, Attn: HR, 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or fax: 240-745-3200. Candidates are encouraged to apply on or before July 13, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position could be located anywhere in the US as a remote position.
About Catholic Legal Immigration Network
The network includes faith-based institutions, farm worker programs, domestic violence shelters, ethnic community-focused organizations, libraries and other entities that serve immigrants. Agencies in the network employ about 2,300 accredited representatives and attorneys who, in turn, serve hundreds of thousands of low-income immigrants each year. CLINIC and its affiliate agencies represent low-income immigrants without regard for their race, religion, gender, ethnic group or other distinguishing characteristics.
As it has throughout its history, CLINIC continues to react adeptly to rapid changes in the world of immigration law and policy. With a robust response to recent threats to vulnerable populations, CLINIC prepares its members to meet growing demands for legal screening, protection from deportation, adjustments of status and naturalization as citizens.
CLINIC’s staff is based in our national office in Silver Spring, Maryland, with another dozen field offices across the United States. CLINIC’s work focuses on five core areas: advocacy, capacity building, national partnerships, religious immigration services, and training and legal support.
As the largest charitable ...legal immigration network in the nation, CLINIC provides substantive legal and program management training and resources, as well as advocacy support at state, local and national levels. We train nearly 10,000 people each year on immigration-related topics. CLINIC also has a team of immigration attorneys who specialize in religious worker immigration law, assisting Catholic archdioceses, dioceses and religious communities to navigate this complex area of law.