The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), a national-level, nonprofit legal services and advocacy organization, has an immediate opening within its Advocacy Section for an experienced attorney to support the advocacy needs of CLINIC’s 300 affiliates around the country.
The attorney will represent CLINIC and its network at national coalitions, working groups and agency stakeholder engagements. The attorney will (1) receive, vet, process and report on requests from members for individual case assistance; (2) engage with CLINIC affiliates and other partners; (3) research and develop policy and advocacy recommendations, including model recommendations for affiliates, that address priority areas; (4) engage with the federal agencies involved, including United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of State, and the Executive Office for Immigration Review; and (5) conduct other targeted projects that further CLINIC’s administrative advocacy priorities. The attorney will also conduct research and develop tools such as talking points, op-eds, articles, and other materials.
The position is based in Silver Spring, Maryland and requires regional travel with occasional travel within the continental U.S. The position requires knowledge of immigration and administrative law, demonstrated commitment to immigrants’ rights and Catholic social teaching, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Minimum of three years of experience working in immigration law required and two years of prior advocacy experience preferred. Spanish language proficiency preferred.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave benefits. CLINIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, immigrants are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements via the portal. . Visit our webpage at: www.cliniclegal.org to review other job openings. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted directly.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.