The Tahirih Justice Center is a national, nonprofit organization that serves women, girls, and other immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence. Our interdisciplinary, trauma-informed model of service combines free legal services and social services case management with bridge-building policy advocacy and research-based training and education. Our programs efficiently and effectively leverage donated professional services from a vast network of attorneys, medical professionals, and other experts to serve as many immigrant survivors as possible. By amplifying the experiences of survivors in communities, courts, and Congress, Tahirih’s mission is to create a world in which all people share equal rights and live in safety and with dignity. To learn more about Tahirih Justice Center and its work, please visit www.tahirih.org.
Tahirih is seeking to hire a full-time Immigration Staff Attorney in the Greater DC Office-Baltimore Regional Office. The primary function of the Immigration Staff Attorney will be to provide client-centered, trauma-informed and culturally competent legal advice, counsel and representation to immigrant individuals who are survivors of gender-based violence in asylum cases, claims brought under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and other related immigration matters, including T and U visas. The immigration attorney will collaborate with cross-department colleagues within an interdisciplinary client services team.
**This position is currently fully remote but when we return to in-office work will report to the Falls Church, VA office.**
Annual salary and benefits: The salary range for this position is $55,000 – 65,000 and will be commensurate to experience and qualifications. Generous benefits include employee and dependent health, vision and dental insurance (Tahirih pays 100% of the premium for employees and 60% for dependents); a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
Submissions: Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and a list of three references.
Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
Tahirih Justice Center is committed to diversity, equity and unity as core values. We practice inclusiveness in decision making through consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih seeks to hire and retain employees whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. We encourage candidates who are committed to equity and who are from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities to apply.