Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico, with offices in Las Cruces and Roswell, seeks an experienced immigration attorney to help manage its legal services program. The attorney will handle a wide-range of complex immigration matters including family-based petitions, removal-defense, DACA, waivers, VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa cases, asylum, and naturalization. The attorney works as part of a team of eight (8) legal staff members: three (3) Partially Accredited Representatives, four (4) administrative support staff members and an office receptionist. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: law degree from accredited law school and licensed to practice law in one or more U.S. jurisdictions; oral and written fluency in Spanish and English; passion for and dedication to helping the poor and low-income clientele; ability to manage large case load and excel in a fast-paced work environment; leadership skills in managing and mentoring legal staff at all levels; strong organization skills; demonstrated accuracy and attention to details; and excellent customer service skills.
To apply submit a cover letter which includes salary history, resume/CV, and three professional references to: Immigration Attorney Search Committee, Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico, 125 West Mountain Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Catholic Charities employees work within a faith-based office environment and the agency provides its employees with competitive salaries, enrollment option for health care, dental, and vision plans with 50% agency match, enrollment option in a 403(b) retirement plan with matching funds, paid life insurance, travel reimbursement, twelve days of paid vacation and sick leave as well as time off for religious holidays and all federal holidays.
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, Catholic Charities complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Kenneth J. Ferrone
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico
125 West Mountain Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88005
T: (575) 527-0500, extension 116
F: (575) 526-9626
Job posted 6/20/2022