Area/Program Focus: Immigration Legal Services
Position Summary: Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) works with youth, children and families to promote self- sufficiency, strengthen families and pursue safety and justice. The Immigration Legal Services Department has provided relief for immigrants and refugees for over 35 years. With a full staff of four attorneys, two Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives, paralegals, law students and support staff in Oakland, Concord, and Richmond, CCEB is one of the largest providers of immigration legal services for low income families in the East Bay.
The Immigration Attorney is responsible for providing direct legal representation to clients in family based immigration, U-Visa and VAWA applications, DACA and naturalization cases. This Immigration Attorney position will also work with other attorneys who have a special focus on the provision of legal representation to unaccompanied children (UAC) and families with young children from Central America currently residing in the East Bay. For these cases the attorney may work on Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), U- and T-Visa remedies. In addition, the attorney will assist the department in preparing for implementation of administrative relief.
The attorney supervises the work of paralegals and accredited representatives in representing clients. The attorney works with the legal program staff to provide guidance and assistance on cases; the attorney also provides community presentations on immigration law and immigrant rights. The attorney position will be based in Richmond.
Reports to: Director of Legal Services
Supervisory Responsibility: Supervision of paralegals and accredited representatives and participation in case rounds.
Responsibilities: All responsibilities will be in line with the Council on Accreditation (COA) standards including:
Culture of Philanthropy: A culture of philanthropy is each person in the organization serving as an ambassador, promoting the organization’s mission and promoting giving to the agency. This position promotes a culture of philanthropy by acting as a community liaison, recruiting and retaining volunteers, and sharing client stories with Development Department.
Agency Culture: The business and social environment we operate in today has changed. What worked yesterday may not work today and will likely not work tomorrow. To thrive, we must incorporate new ways of thinking and embrace new practices. As part of our individual and agency cultural change process, it is critical that all employees of Catholic Charities aspire to the following:
Benefit Status: Benefits include group medical, dental and vision insurance; 403(b) Plan, plus life and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
Full Time/Part Time Status: Regular full-time , Exempt
TO APPLY: Please include the title of position in the subject line before submittal of cover letter and resume. Position is open until filled. Please send your cover letter and resume as follows:
Via Email: HR@cceb.org (preferred method of submittal)
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Attn: Human Resources
433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607