The Immigrant Women Law and Policy Analyst will work as part of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) team assisting with the implementation, evaluation, and improvement of NIWAP’s training, technical assistance, public policy advocacy and legal programs. The overarching goal of the work is to protect and expand the legal rights of and services open to immigrant women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking.
The NIWAP Director will supervise the Policy Analyst.
NIWAP work will include assisting the NIWAP Director in involvement of students in NIWAP’s work
Each semester and summer this will include approximately 10-12 students including J.D., LLM, undergraduate and graduate students involved as Dean’s Fellows, interns, independent study students, and seminar participants
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
Juris Doctor or LLM degree
1-3 years of relevant experience
Admission to the DC Bar or willingness to become a member of the DC Bar, is required. Applicants who are awaiting bar results must be willing to apply for D.C. bar membership in the D.C. Bar within 90 days of being sworn into the bar of another state.
Minimum of one (1) year experience working on immigrant women’s or immigrant crime victims legal rights
Knowledge of immigrant women’s rights and violence against women (domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking, dating violence)
Strong ability to write and speak persuasively particularly to non-lawyer audiences
Ability to collaborate with law students and the NIWAP Administrative Assistant on projects
Exceptional written, verbal, presentation and persuasion skills with the ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization (supervisor, interns, staff and staff attorneys) and with allies across the country (inside and outside of government and across a range of professional and/or educational backgrounds)
Ability to perform creative legal research and advocacy
Excellent legal research and blue booking skills
Experience working with and supporting a web resource library
Proven commitment to feminism and immigrant rights
Proven commitment to collaborative cross cultural work
Proven ability to work well with people in diverse settings
Proven ability to build relationships and trust
Proven ability to work as a team player and take direction from supervisor
Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects efficiently and effectively, staying in-touch with, and on top of, potential and/or active issues, monitoring progress and following up as required
Strong organization and prioritization skills
Strong computer skills (word, excel, power point, word press)
Ability to act with urgency and maintain professionalism and calm demeanor in sometimes difficult circumstances
Preferred Education and Experience
Experience developing training materials for use by state government officials including judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement
Proficiency speaking a second language
Experience with immigrant victims’ legal rights in the areas of public benefits, immigration law, language access and/or family law
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
This position is contingent upon external grant funding
Hiring offers are contingent on the successful completion of a background check
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