Employment Opportunities

CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM STAFF ATTORNEY

Responsibilities:

AI Justice is seeking a qualified, full-time Staff Attorney for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children. Reporting to the Children's Legal Program Director, the Staff Attorney will provide comprehensive legal services to children in immigration shelters in South Florida. 

The Children's Legal Program Staff Attorney will be responsible for the following:

  • Legal representation in immigration proceedings before the Immigration Court; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; proceedings before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and proceedings in state family and juvenile courts within the Miami Immigration Court jurisdiction
  • Represent clients seeking immigration benefits, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, and state court orders necessary to support SIJ applications
  • Conducting legal screenings of detained and non-detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief and representation by AI Justice
  • Providing advice and counsel to unaccompanied minors
  • Complying with other program reporting

Location:

Miami, FL

Qualifications:

  • Preference for two years' experience in immigration law, including experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile, asylum, VAWA, T and/or U visa cases
  • Preference for experience in family, child welfare and/or juvenile law related matters
  • Preference for experience working with children, domestic violence victims and/or other victims of trauma
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills
  • Interest in policy advocacy at the national level
  • Excellent presentation skills for community outreach, education and training
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency legal clinics in law school would be especially helpful
  • Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish required
  • Must have own transportation
  • Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks

Education:

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Florida Bar membership

Compensation:

This is a full-time, permanent position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume, and list of references to info@aijustice.org and include “CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM STAFF ATTORNEY” in the subject line.

You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137.

Due to the large response, only complete applications will be considered and only those applicants invited to interview will be contacted. Please do not call and do not contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Application deadline:

Open until filled. Must be ready to begin employment immediately. 


 

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Position Summary:

The Development and Communications Specialist is responsible for executing a wide range of administrative, database, events, and communications functions.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively with various staff members to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Market the agency through timely updates on important developments via e-mail blasts, press releases, use of social media.
  • Make regular updates to both the content and design of the website and other marketing materials. Some graphic design involved.
  • Distribute media releases and assist with press conferences. Maintain records of print and media coverage.
  • Maintain contact information for donors, prospects and other constituencies in Constant Contact and/or other mail and e-mail management programs.
  • Update and maintain the donor tracking system to accurately track cultivation and receipt of donations.
  •  Ensure accurate, timely, and personalized acknowledgement letters are sent to donors.
  •  Assist with both print and digital marketing and fundraising campaigns.
  • Help coordinate and provide support for AI Justice’s fundraising and community events.
  • Schedule various committee meetings. Prepare packets with agendas, minutes from previous meetings, and other handouts for committee, donor and prospect meetings. Attend meetings as needed, take notes, and prepare minutes. 
  •  Work closely with Director of Communications to achieve department goals.

 

Education: 

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, nonprofit management, communications, marketing or related disciplines. 

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writing skills for a variety of different audiences
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, website development and design, social networking experience, and database management
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Previous experience working with a mission-driven non-profit very helpful

How to apply:

To Apply: Submit resume to info@aijustice.org

Please write Development and Communications Specialist in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137, or send by fax to 305-576-6273. PLEASE DO NOT CALL and DO NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

 

 

MAIN OFFICE
3000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33137
T 305-573-1106
F 305-576-6273
E-Mail: info@aijustice.org

WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE
10 G Street NE.
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20002
T 202-248-5080

About Us:

AI Justice is an award-winning non-profit law and advocacy firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, we champion the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocate for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serve as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; and speak for immigrant groups who have particular and compelling claims to justice.