Attorney - Director, Immigration Services

$75,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • Catholic Charities of Denver
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Aug 05, 2021
Full time Immigration Legal

Job Description

Attorney - Director, Immigration Services

Apply online or call/text our recruiter Liz Renteria at 303.949.8391

OUR PURPOSE

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has been serving northern Colorado since 1927.  We serve tens of thousands of people each year in seven ministries: Marisol Services (for women), Early Childhood Education, Shelter Services, Archdiocesan Housing, St. Raphael Counseling, Family, Kinship, and Senior Services; and Parish & Community Services.

Our employees are crucial to our success in achieving our Mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.  Catholic Charities provides a work environment where self-motivated and mission driven individuals are recognized and rewarded.  We accomplish this through:

  • Employer sponsored training

  • Culture of Trauma-Informed Care

  • Generous compensation and benefits package.

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to welcoming applicants and program participants of all faiths; as well as an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and program participants. Candidates who bring diversity to our team are encouraged to apply.

 

SUMMARY

Implements and supervises multiple programs and staff to ensure goals and outcomes for all programs are met and are consistent with the goals, mission and values of the Agency.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides leadership to program staff in administering the Agency’s mission, ministries and policies, consistent with Catholic Charities’ mission and values and the teachings of the Catholic Church. 

  • Applies appropriate techniques and standards in program development, service delivery and case management in providing legal representation, advice and referral to individuals and families in the area of immigration and naturalization law.

  • Works collaboratively with all levels of management in developing strategic plans, priorities and directing the implementation of services for assigned service area consistent with our mission and Catholic teachings

  • Uses program statistics to monitor and evaluate services and outcomes. Recommends, develops and implements improvements as appropriate.

  • Develops and administers area budget within established guidelines.

  • Ensures that programs and services comply with licensing, accreditation, state and federal standards and other appropriate regulatory or professional requirements.

  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with community based organizations, parishes and corporations to extend the reach of services and community support.

  • Represents clients before the USCIS, EOIR,BIA, Federal District Court and U.S Court of Appeals.

  • Completes necessary administrative duties (paperwork, etc.) timely and accurately.

  • Seeks to expand funding sources through fees, grants and donations. Assists with grants in collaboration with the Vice President and Director of Grants.

  • Oversees community education outreach and pro se clinic programs.

  • Collaborates with immigrant advocacy organizations on legislative and policy issues affecting the immigrant population.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Agency’s values and policies, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Provides direct services to clients.

  • Promotes and markets the services to the community.

  • Promotes and adheres to Catholic Charities’ vision, mission, values and Code of Ethics.

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Immigration services staff.

Qualifications

 

  • J.D.  with demonstrated experience in supervision, program management and budget management

  • Experience/knowledge in the Immigration Law

  • Bilingual – Fluent in Spanish, orally and written.

  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. 

  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate staff through application of Agency values

  • Strong computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Knowledge of the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and the appropriate techniques and practices for the client population.

  • Ability to interact effectively as a team member and independently with Agency staff and with a diverse client base.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

JD; admitted to bar and licensed to practice in Colorado; and 3-5 years related program management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: 

Salary: Starting at $75,000-$85,000 DOE salary/year with increases commensurate with education and experience.

 

Training: We provide a robust training curriculum that will support our employees throughout their career.  Training provided within the first year of employment includes: De-escalation & Safety; Public Speaking; Mental Health First Aid; Substance Abuse & Mental Health; Human Trafficking; Trauma Informed Care; and many more.

Benefits: In addition to being part of a higher purpose while working in a challenging yet rewarding environment, eligible Catholic Charities employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

  • Extensive Paid Time Off including 9 Paid Holidays annually (4 weeks accrual for new employees - increasing yearly) promoting work life balance.

  • 403b Retirement Plan with Agency contribution of 4% & match up to 2% of annual compensation.

  • Choice of 3 PPO Medical Plans (90% of employee's and 75% of dependent’s premiums is paid by Agency), Dental, & Vision starting the 1st day of the month following start date.

  • May be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through Federal Student Loans and many more benefits.

 

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?  If you are ready to make answer the call and make a difference, please submit your application online at ccdenver.org/careers.  We look forward to meeting you!

We conduct background checks as part of our hiring process.

Drug-Free Workplace.

We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Catholic Charities makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law, other than those positions which are deemed ministerial in nature. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

 

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