Under the supervision of the HILC Director, manage the day-to day operations of Elon Law School's Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic, a full-time legal clinic offering direct client services, focusing on refugee and asylum related federal benefits representation.
This position is through May 31, 2020 and may be extended, subject to funding availability and Provost approval.
JD and bar admissions from any U.S. jurisdiction. Applicant must have been licensed for at least two years in any U.S. State or jurisdiction.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Extensive knowledge of the issues affecting refugees, asylees and other low-income immigrants;
Experience representing individuals with refugee and asylum related benefits including, affirmative asylum, refugee and asylum based adjustment of status, refugee/asylee family reunification, humanitarian parole, naturalization;
Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills;
Experience working with diverse constituencies (e.g., immigrant advocates, social services providers, attorneys, grassroots organizers, etc.);
Program and grants management experience;
Experience designing and conducting trainings for diverse audiences;
Second language capability preferred;
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Co-teach the classroom component of the Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.
Supervise, as necessary, Law Clinic personnel, including law student interns, paralegal(s), and Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative(s).
Develop appropriate training models for student-interns and compensated staff, including, but not limited to providing weekly classroom-based instruction.
Provide direct representation to refugees, asylees, parolees, victims of trafficking, individuals seeking asylum, and others before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, in connection with federal benefits applications.
Generate performance reports for grant-based and contract-based funding sources.
Develop and maintain systems for tracking measurable program outcomes.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.