Associate Immigration Attorney
For nearly 175 years, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties has served the Bay Area’s children, families, and older adults. As the problem-solving center for our community, JFCS is the oldest and largest family services institution in the United States, serving more than 120,000 people annually who are facing life transitions and personal crises. JFCS has earned a national reputation as a leader in developing research-based social services and educational programs that strengthen individuals, families, and community.
The Associate Immigration Attorney, under the Director of Legal Services’ supervision, is responsible for representation of JFCS clients in naturalization and immigration matters, completion of immigration-related forms, corresponding with clients and immigration agencies, and interpreting/translating for clients. This includes (but is not limited to) legal consultations, representing clients at USCIS interviews, responding to USCIS requests, maintaining license to practice law, and keeping up to date on changes in immigration law.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- Salary Range $80,000 – $85,000
- Employment Type: Full-time, with benefits
- Be part of a financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
- Be part of a large multi-faceted organization serving 120,000 people with over 40 programs
- Make positive differences in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year
- 16 holidays total (Includes 10 federal holidays & up to 6 Jewish holidays each year)
- Employer 403(b) retirement Match and Additional Employer Contribution (Subject to eligibility requirements)
- 3 weeks’ vacation & 2 weeks’ sick time per year
- Cafeteria Plan with medical, dental, vision, FSA, Employer-paid life, and disability insurance
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs immigration legal consultations, advises clients on immigration matters, and represents clients at USCIS interviews
- Tracks the progress of individual cases and prepares case documents for filings, interviews, and hearings
- Researches legal issues to address complex immigration issues affecting clients
- Contacts governmental offices (USCIS, NVC, etc.) to follow up on the status of cases
- Responds to client inquiries and proactively informs clients regarding the current status of their cases and any documentation they need to provide
- Assists Director of Legal Services in updating client intake procedure, case management policies, and other department best practices which affect client experience
- Fluency in Russian and/or Spanish is preferred
- One (1) year of immigration law experience and/or equivalent legal experience assisting low-income and/or underserved immigrant communities is required
- Demonstrated interest in immigration law and serving underserved or historically disadvantaged communities
- Current license to practice law in any U.S. jurisdiction (California Bar membership preferred)
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) from ABA-accredited law school
- Ability to commute to USCIS field offices in San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento for client interviews
- Previous experience working with senior, disabled, LGBT, and/or HIV/AIDS communities is preferred
To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
EXCITED TO APPLY?
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.