ABOUT THE CENTER FOR GENDER & REFUGEE STUDIES
The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) defends the human rights of refugees seeking asylum in the United States. With strategic focus and unparalleled legal expertise, CGRS champions the most challenging cases, fights for due process, and promotes policies that deliver safety and justice for refugees. We are the trusted partner and proven resource for legal services providers and human rights organizations and bring invaluable data and compelling personal stories to shape the public narrative. We use strategic litigation to advance sound asylum laws and protect due process rights. Through policy advocacy and education, we provide critical expertise to policymakers at all levels of government, leading the movement to honor our commitments to refugees and asylum seekers under U.S. and international law. Through technical assistance and training, we empower advocates to take on complex asylum cases, providing them with the tools they need to craft winning arguments and secure protections for their clients. CGRS is committed to building an anti-racist and anti-oppression organization that lives its values internally and externally.
THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CGRS is seeking a highly motivated individual passionate about refugee rights and attorney professional development as a Staff Attorney for Training & Technical Assistance. The position is based in California and the work includes both national and California-focused matters. The position is a dynamic one that will reflect the vision and flexibility of the organization in the changing landscape of attacks on refugee rights. This position may be remote, but the attorney must reside in California.
The Staff Attorney for Training & Technical Assistance reports directly to the CGRS Director of Training & Technical Assistance. This role will be focused primarily in CGRS’s Training & Technical Assistance program but may be involved with other core program areas as it relates to training, resource development, or mentorship in the representation of asylum seekers.
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THE HIRING PROCESS
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume at this link. CGRS will begin reviewing applications on November 22, 2022.
Failure to provide the information as required on the application and/or instructions to apply shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.
Please note: This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a preemployment background check.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.
The position is open until filled.
The skills listed above are comprehensive, and we understand there are great candidates who possess only a subset of those skills, or who have other important skills. If you match some of these skills, please do not hesitate to apply.
UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. UC Hastings strives to provide a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.