New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), Supervising Attorney

New York, NY

New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) Sr. Supervising Attorney, East Coast 
Location:  New York, NY 
Salary:  $100,000 

Hybrid work environment (subject to change); 2-3 days in office; other days remote 
Funded based position subject to renewal funding after 12/31/2025 

ABOUT IJC  

IJC is the country's first fellowship program cited by The New York Times as an innovator in our fieldWe are dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for low-income immigrantsOur Justice Fellows and Community Fellows are recent law graduates and college graduates, who are committed to providing immigration legal services to under-served populations and who join a new generation of dedicated advocates working to serve immigrant communitiesCreative thinking and the pursuit of new strategies to increase access to justice are essential to our mission. 

      

The United States is facing a growing representation crisis in immigration. Immigrant Justice Corps' (IJC) Fellowship program offers a blueprint for meeting the ongoing representation crisis. Every year, we recruit, train, and mentor talented lawyers and exceptional college graduates and deploy them with legal services providers and community-based organizations to assist low-income immigrantsIJC’s goal is to substantially close the gap in representation for immigrants and believe an infusion of IJC Fellows can make a transformational difference.  

 

THE OPPORTUNITY 

Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”) seeks an individual to run the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) Upstate Coordinator Project and playing a key role in developing detained removal defense technical support and expansion of universal representation. Reporting to the Training & Legal Technical Assistance (TLTA) Director, the NYFIUP Supervising Attorney, will require quarterly reporting and oversight of database transitions and acquisitions and will work with assisting the Training & Legal Technical Assistance team in planning, coordinating, and providing legal supports for all Fellows. This is a funded based position subject to renewal funding after 12/31/2025. 

 

Core responsibilities include: 

  • Supervise NYIFUP Upstate Coordinator Project, creating connections to detained removal defense representation organizations, managing NYIFUP reporting processes and databases, and providing technical assistance to NYIFUP providers. 
  • Hold regular case rounds/office hours for Fellows to workshop difficult case issues and make referrals to partners/host organizations/experts where needed
  • Coordinate development of materials/content and present trainings for IJC during Fall training, conferences, and monthly meetings
  • Develop, maintain, and consistently update legal resources and templates in a resource bank available to Fellows, including samples, unpublished written decisions fellows have received, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Training & Legal Technical Assistance team to maintain a system for collecting templates, samples, and unpublished, decisions from Fellows and Alumni
  • Draft and circulate legal analysis on key immigration law decisions
  • Participate in process to recruit/select/match Fellows and Host Organizations
  • Attend legal conferences and practice group meetings on behalf of IJC
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to elevate and advance representation issues identified; engage in coalition efforts to promote universal representation 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Juris Doctor, with detailed removal defense and immigration law experience is required
  • Admission to any U.S. State bar, New York preferred 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience practicing immigration law; thorough understanding of law and processes for detained removal defense and affirmative immigration cases required
  • Strong strategic planning and analytical skills
  • Exhibited ability to effectively mentor and guide new legal representatives in the practice of immigration law
  • Excellent analytical, organization, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to IJC’s mission of expanding access to high-quality counsel for immigrants and developing legal capacity in under-served communities, a plus
  • Relationship building and relationship management skills 
  • Strong legal training and/or legal technical assistance services experience  
  • Tech savvy and well-organized project management expertise 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across lines of race, class, and marginalized communities, required 

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 

The salary rate is adjusted for experience and geographic location. Excellent benefits package including 401(k), dental and vision insurance, paid time off, and flexible spending account.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT 

IJC is committed to protecting the human rights of immigrants by increasing the quality and quantity of representation. In fulfilling its mission, IJC is committed to fostering diversity at all levels of the organization. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our staff and Fellows, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. In striving always to achieve those goals, IJC embraces justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as core values and is steadfast in our commitment to: (1) ensuring that IJC management and staff members represent a broad range of human difference and experience; (2) providing a work climate that is respectful and that supports success; and (3) promoting the dignity and well-being of all staff and Fellows. IJC’s leadership is responsible for ensuring excellence, diversity, and inclusion.  

HOW TO APPLY 

Please submit your resume, and personalized cover letter that answers the question "What excites you about Immigrant Justice Corps and the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, Sr.  Supervising Attorney opportunity?” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and handled with confidentiality. 

EEO STATEMENT 

Immigrant Justice Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable federal and state statutes and organizational policies.