Accredited Representative (willing to train)

$15.00 - $18.00 hourly
  • Immigrant Hope - Wyoming Idaho
  • May 07, 2020
Part time Admin-Clerical Legal Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Immigrant Hope - Wyoming/Idaho is looking for someone detail oriented to assist in the preparation of immigration applications for clients.  The successful candidate will be provided with on-the-job training. Duties include client interaction and drafting and filing documents.

Immigrant Hope - Wyoming/Idaho is a small nonprofit located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Teton Valley, Idaho.  We provide low or no-cost legal assistance to immigrants in obtaining permanent residency, renewal of benefits, or citizenship.

An Accredited Representative is a non-attorney legal representative accredited by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to represent immigrants and provide immigration-related legal services to low-income or indigent individuals on behalf of a recognized organization such as a nonprofit, religious, charitable, social service, or similar organization.

After a trial period assisting in document preparation, Immigrant Hope will provide training for initial accreditation.  Training will provide a broad overview of immigration law and takes about ten hours per week for six weeks to complete.  A test is required to successfully pass the course.

Learn more at : https://cliniclegal.org/training/e-learning/COIL052520

Hours per week: 20, flexible schedule

Location: We have offices in Jackson, WY and Driggs, ID.  Travel to both will be required to meet with clients.  Some paperwork will be able to be done remotely.

Pay: $15-18/hr DOE.

Requirements:

  • Legal US resident or citizen
  • Passion and drive to help immigrants gain residency and citizenship
  • Good cross-cultural and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, and a team player 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills 

Ideal Candidate would also have:

  • Spanish language skills
  • Previous immigration law and procedure experience and training

Position Description: 

  • Assist in the preparation of immigration applications for clients, including but not limited to naturalization, DACA renewals, green card, etc.  
  • Performs office duties as assigned.
  • After becoming accredited:
    • Screen clients and determine eligibility for available immigration remedies or properly refer them to an immigration attorney.
    • Maintain accurate, complete and confidential case files through LawLogix and within the office.
    • Prepare and submit program reports in a timely manner and assist with grant applications and reports.
    • Develop an ability to understand, analyze, and interpret immigration laws and regulations.
    • Provide information regarding the application of immigration and citizenship laws, the appropriate federal and state regulations, federal immigration citizenship procedures, forms and fees
    • Provide referrals to other community agencies. 

Email cover letter and resume to Lori McCune at [email protected]