Director of Immigration Programs

Company
World Relief

Job Details

Description

 

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.

Job posted 10/31/2022