Spanish-Speaking Legal Advocate

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SUMMARY:
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a Spanish-speaking legal advocate to work in our Wenatchee office, which provides direct representation and community outreach and education to individuals seeking legal assistance in a variety of affirmative and defensive immigration matters.
Under the supervision of an attorney, the legal advocate will provide legal assistance to community members through: (1) individual intakes, consultations, and direct representation (2) self-help assistance in the form of community workshops and legal clinics; and (4) community education. The legal advocate will also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.
Beginning annual salary is $45,833 for a legal advocate with no experience and is higher depending on years of directly relevant experience. For example, a paralegal or legal advocate with 10 years of directly relevant experience would start at a salary of $58,811 and a person with 20 years of directly relevant experience would start at a salary of $71,277.
NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer and this full time position is covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including 100% of premiums for excellent health, vision and dental plans; 3% employer retirement contributions; disability/life/AD&D coverage; annual leave of 16 paid vacation days, 13 paid holidays, 12 paid health-related days; 12 weeks of paid parenthood leave after 6 months of employment; partially paid sabbatical after 6 years of employment.
COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY, EQUITY AND REPRESENTATION:
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, board, and volunteer base reflective of the communities we serve and that enhances our ability to create a vibrant environment where all members of the NWIRP community thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants (including individuals who were formerly detained, undocumented, or who have navigated the immigration legal system), women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
It is the policy of NWIRP to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. Excepting any undue hardship, NWIRP will provide reasonable accommodations upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Under the supervision of attorneys, prepare immigration forms, applications, and gather and organize supporting documents; • Conduct intakes, by phone and in person, and interview clients to gather or clarify information; • Establish, organize, and maintain files; • Participate in NWIRP’s outreach, community education and development efforts; • Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting and other requirements; and • Other responsibilities may be assigned depending upon NWIRP’s needs
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; utilize a phone, computer, keyboard, pen and paper. Emotional demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to discuss topics including, but not limited, to discrimination, domestic abuse and violence.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing and  defending immigrant rights and willingness to support NWIRP’s mission, vision, and values • Commitment to working in a diverse working environment; • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to organize information in a clear and concise manner; • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently; • Adaptable and positive attitude; • Fluency in English and Spanish; and • Proficiency in use of web-based software, MS Word and MS Excel
REPORTS TO:
Supervising Attorney, Wenatchee Office
TO APPLY:
Send cover letter, resume and references to: wenatcheelegaladvocate@nwirp.org with the subject “Legal Advocate Wenatchee – NAME”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration please apply by October 16, 2019.

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