Title: Legal Services Coordinator
Location: Denver with ability to travel statewide and sometimes to national convenings
Reports to: Development Director
Posting Date: Aug 16, 2019
Summary: Responsible for ensuring that CIRC achieves legal services program goals related to naturalization, the development of legal services and community partnerships to support the full civic integration of New Americans in Colorado.
Role & Responsibility
Manage Citizenship Program Partnerships:
- Coordinate citizenship workshops with community partners and CIRC members. Includes recruiting volunteer base to support workshop activities as outlined below:
- Answering and responding to registration hotline calls and other workshop communications;
- Conduct pre-screen registration calls with prospective participants to ensure workshop eligibility;
- Maintain and update all database records for each workshop;
- Logistics of citizenship workshops;
- Manage and recruit (or delegate) volunteers for citizenship workshops and other tasks as applicable, such as registration hotline, pre-screen interviews and communications;
- Working with applicable attorney(s) to advance strategies for expanding pro-bono legal capacity in CO.
- Support Communications team in maintaining partnerships with Entravision/Univision and other ethnic media in regards to program needs.
- Manage the efforts to build relations with other citizenship and naturalization providers in Colorado and organize members around advocacy points related to naturalization and pathways to relief including DACA.
- Serve as point of contact with the National Partnership for New Americans and the New Americans Campaign Site Coordinator for the Colorado New American’s Campaign. Coordinate network calls and meetings as required.
- Other duties as assigned
Coordinate the development of Legal Services Program at CIRC
- Identify funding opportunities for department with direction of the Development Team
- Responsible for the administration of immigration legal service program.
- Monitor all administrative policies and procedures for effective delivery of services.
- Work with Development Team to meet the budget and reporting requirements of program grants.
- Community facing through partnerships and outreach activities.
Member of Staff Team Committed to Collective and Collaborative Grassroots Fundraising
- Achieve annual individual/team fundraising goals that all CIRC staff participates in.
- Support the Development and Finance Team with the citizenship and legal services aspects of development and fundraising plans.
Member of Staff Team Committed to Anti-Oppression
- All staff are expected to be active participants in CIRC’s internal anti-oppression and inclusivity efforts to make progress toward a vision of an organizational culture that reflects the values/principles that we are fighting for in our world.
- Ability to analyze context and implement campaigns that build the integration of New Americans by understanding the connection of citizenship to full civic participation.
- Community Organizing skills: Ability to coordinate and support the various moving components of coalition relationships and campaigns needs. Minimum 1 year community organizing and/or non-profit experience.
- Strong communication skills: Support collaborations with members, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.
- Teamwork and collaboration: Flexibility, willingness, and ability to work collectively with a diverse array of individuals and organizations.
- Strong commitment to follow-through
Salary & Benefits: Full-time position starting at $41,500 with full medical benefits and generous PTO policy.
Bi-Lingual: English and fluency in another widely spoken second language that reflects Colorado’s immigrant population.
Other:Must have reliable transportation.
Date of Posting/Closing: Posted August 16, 2019. Open until filled
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and three references in Word or PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About NPNA About the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). This position and the citizenship functions are funded in part through NPNA, a coalition of the most prominent immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, established to leverage existing immigrant integration work and expertise among member organizations for greater collective impact. NPNA seeks to advance integration and active citizenship among New Americans to achieve a vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all. NPNA includes: CASA de Maryland, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Florida Immigration Coalition, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, New York Immigration Coalition, OneAmerica in Washington State, CAUSA/PCUN in Oregon, the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, and Voces de la Frontera in Wisconsin.