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Pro Bono Coordinator, Immigrant Legal Defense Project
|Location:||Chicago - Loop|
|# of Openings:||1|
The Pro Bono Project Coordinator will work with diverse partners to ensure immigrants have access to counsel. The objectives of the project are to: 1) coordinate effective representation of vulnerable immigrant populations; 2) increase the broad-based impact of NIJC’ legal services program by coordinating regular pro bono training and clinic opportunities; and 3) respond and document the needs of partner organizations, including conducting issue-based training on legal relief available to immigrants.
The Coordinator will be responsible for serving as the NIJC representative with pro bono attorneys and law firms, NIJC staff and other immigrant and human rights organizations to ensure access to justice for immigrants. The Coordinator will be expected to lead organizational outreach: identify potential partner organizations, and develop strong networks among peer organizations on a national level. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Employee Services Office at +1 (312) 660-1431.
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