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Director of Immigration Programs

POSITION SUMMARY:

World Relief is a unique and invigorating place to work. We are looking for talented, ambitious and collaborative people to come alongside our mission, vision and values as we partner with churches to empower the most vulnerable in the world. We hope these resources provide more insight into your hiring journey with us.

The Director of Immigration Programs will lead a faith-based network of Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representatives consisting of churches, nonprofits, and local World Relief offices providing immigration legal services. This position is responsible for casting vision and building capacity for the Immigration Programs Service Line, within the scope of World Relief’s US Programs. This will be primarily accomplished by setting best practice standards of service across the network, equipping field and affiliate staff with resources and training, and supporting the SED team and local offices with programmatic insight for donor, foundation, corporate, and public fundraising efforts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Leadership of the Immigration Programs Service Line
Cast vision and sets strategy for network wide immigration legal services programming, in consultation with local program experts
Provide leadership and strategic direction to the Immigration Programs team, field offices, and church partner programs
Manage the Immigration Programs team at the Home Office (HO); lead HO and field immigration legal services teams in effectively implementing program goals and objectives, as well as sharing best practices
Develop a sense of teamwork among program leaders; promote a culture that ensures high levels of communication and collaboration between the home and field offices
Participate on the U.S. Leadership team, integrating strategic direction, support, and development to all field offices in relation to Immigration Programs
Support to Local Offices

Provide high-touch support (regular visits, calls, etc.) to local offices and the affiliate network as they implement programming, both building on areas of strength and shoring up areas of weakness
Lead the Community of Practice for Immigration program offices and affiliate partners to facilitate the sharing of ideas and knowledge across the network, through online platforms, calls, emails, or newsletters
Partnership and Funding Development
Provide programmatic insight and support for World Relief’s portfolio of donor, foundation, or corporate relationships with the potential to financially support network-wide immigration programs
Work closely with World Relief’s development team in developing proposals and making asks to potential donors, foundations, or corporations as they relate to immigration legal services
Develop baseline budgets, program overviews, and pitch documents to equip the development team to chase after funding quickly, excellently, and with accurate information from field offices
Initiate, consult with, and provide technical expertise in network-wide public funding opportunities relating to immigration legal services

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Familiarity with issues surrounding the foreign-born in the US and desire to serve the foreign-born and the Church
Experience in nonprofit management and development of new programs preferred
Comfortable working with churches and denominations
Ability to think strategically and develop a plan for technical unit and capacity building
Proven oral and written communication skills and mentoring skills
Strong research and analytical skills
Commitment and ability to work in a team-based environment while being able to work independently
Ability to effectively and professionally work with individuals from many different backgrounds
Ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and confidentiality
Ability to collaborate with our fund-raising team to attract new sources of support
Experience in grant writing preferred
Cross-cultural experience preferred
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

REQUIREMENTS:

Mature and personal Christian faith
Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief
Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities
J.D. from U.S. Law School
Admission to a U.S. State Bar
3-5 years of experience in Immigration Law
Strong Computer Skills
Ability to travel domestically up to 30%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds
Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information
The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

General office setting
Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required
Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending
Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.
World Relief offers a competitive benefits package (25 hours + per week):

World Relief contributes to monthly premiums:

Medical
Dental
Additional Benefits:

Offer 16 Paid Holidays!
Vision
Offer Paid Sick and Vacation Leave
Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
Parental Leave
FSAs: Medical & Dependent Care, & Commuter Funding
Supplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)
Can be remote
World Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:

Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)
Long Term & Short-term Disability
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
Long Distant Travel Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
World Relief – Retirement:

401K & Roth
WR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%
Eligibility: Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a year
World Relief Discounts (Immediately Eligible):

Verizon
Pet Insurance through Nationwide
Home and Auto insurance through Liberty Mutual
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Legal Background in the United States

World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief’s Statement of Faith.

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