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Open positions at the National Immigrant Justice Center:

Associate Director of Legal Services

Chief Operations Officer

Executive Coordinator

Paralegal, Immigrant Children's Protection Project

Reception Area Scheduler

Staff Attorney, Immigrant Children's Protection Project

Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Defense Project

Internships

Fellowships


Associate Director of Legal Services

The associate director is part of NIJC’s management team and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of all NIJC’s legal services program. The associate director will be responsible for oversight of the daily tasks associated with the provision of primary programmatic and administrative support to NIJC’s immigrant legal services program, unaccompanied immigrant children’s project, gender justice project, and citizenship project. The associate director will maintain a caseload and supervise NIJC’s legal services team. The associate director will identify new and creative ways to respond to internal and external needs in the delivery of legal services, including identification of ways to use new technology. This position will also participate in strategic planning and identification of new funding opportunities, reviewing grant proposals, tracking, maintaining and reporting on current grants, and providing programmatic and budgetary support for projects. Frequent communication with legal team, funders, government officials, immigrant and advocacy organizations will be required. Some travel may be required. The associate director participates in developing legal priorities across projects. The associate director works closely with various project staff in collaboration with the executive director of NIJC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the delivery of quality legal services in the most effective and efficient manner to the greatest number of individuals
  • Provides legal representation to individuals in immigration matters
  • Identifies emerging issues (external and internal) and develops a response to those issues
  • Develops professional development plan for NIJC legal service staff
  • Performs supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws
  • Participates in strategic planning and budget development
  • Manages administrative staff and provides support to supervisors managing projects
  • Interviews, hires and trains employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; addresses complaints and resolves problems for employees and program participants, and implements and ensures that all licensing and agency standards are met
  • Assists in the identification of new funding sources and grant proposals and reports
  • Ensures ongoing compliance with grant requirements and works with program staff to meet grant goals in a timely manner
  • Assumes responsibility for statistical data reports and analyses for NIJC projects
  • Works with program staff and management information system team to ensure that program data input and database functions are targeted to meet grant writing and reporting needs
  • Develops relationships with legal service providers, immigrant service providers, and advocacy organizations throughout the Midwest and represents NIJC to these agencies

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: A Juris Doctor and a minimum of three years of immigration law experience and two years of supervisory experience. Experience working in the nonprofit field preferred.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret immigration law, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to draft briefs, memorandum of law, reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of funders, managers, clients, media requests, and the general public. Bi-lingual in Spanish.

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Chief Operations Officer

The chief operations officer (COO) will be a member of the National Immigrant Justice Center’s (NIJC’s) senior management team. In this capacity, the COO will drive process improvements, increase efficiencies and help to strengthen the culture of commitment, engagement and service to the most vulnerable immigrants and refugees. The COO’s focus will be to devise and lead performance management, measurement and evaluation against NIJC’s strategic plan as well as delivering best-practices across all areas (compensation, contracts, relationships with outside vendors/consultants, facilities and technology.)  The COO will work closely with the executive director and the senior management team to implement operational decisions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategy, Leadership, and Management
    • Provide organizational leadership as part of the senior management team and operational vision to NIJC consistent with its organizational strategy and growing business needs.
    • Serve as deputy and reports to the executive director, overseeing NIJC’s operations.
    • Enhance organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timelines, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively recommending and driving improvements as necessary; set standards for accountability and measurements of success.
    • Responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the operational plan, including best practices that will enable NIJC to be a leader in its field.
    • Establish policies that promote NIJC’s culture, vision and communication, in accordance with its organizational strategy.
    • Represent NIJC at meetings regarding operational issues to maintain and grow relationships, attract resources and enhance NIJC’s reputation.
    • Proactively develop qualifications for leadership around emerging practice areas or specific topics that relate to the operational excellence of NIJC, including anticipating future trends.
    • Provide strategic input to evaluate potential alliances, acquisitions and mergers, new lines of service.
    • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.
    • Lead new operational initiatives and acts as a change agent.
  • Operations
    • Responsible for ongoing, day-to-day operations and procedures across all teams, ensuring consistency, efficiency and best practices to achieve strategic goals.
    • Ensure quality and excellence in all NIJC programs and projects.
    • Manage all operational needs including, human resources, facilities, compliance, marketing, finance, legal and technology.
    • Liaise with Heartland Alliance Business Services to develop high quality operations systems consistent with best practices.
    • Establish office policies, procedures and systems to comply with funding and legal requirements
    • Recommend new policies and programs consistent with NIJC’s future and its growing challenges.
    • Develop and manage technology plan to identify strategic, cost effective uses of technology to increase operational efficiency.
    • Report to NIJC Leadership Board on issues relating to operations.
    • Prepare financial reports for funding requests.
  • Performance Management & Finance
    • Driver of business process improvement, including: goal setting and tracking Key Performance Indicators; budgeting, evaluating progress and using appropriate systems and software to manage same.
    • Monitor and forecast budgets
    • With senior leadership, design, implement, and evaluate the operational efficiency of each service area, and working with communications team, to ensure collaboration, engagement, and mutual respect.
    • Oversee fiscal year budgeting process and recommend resource allocations.
  • Training
    • Identify staff training and development needs and develops and administers employee training and activity reports to ensure that operational best practices are aligned with NIJC’s strategic and operational vision.
    • Set a culture that promotes maximum performance and dedication to best practices across all operational areas.

Competencies:

  • Deep knowledge of non-profit organization best-practices in operations, policies and procedures, human resources, strategic planning, budgeting and quality improvement.
  • Experience creating/developing alignment and efficiency across diverse legal service programs and improve processes.
  • Experience achieving financial/operational/programmatic/team results within a climate of change, where external forces remain uncertain and where stakeholders might resist change.
  • Experience providing financial analysis, planning and forecast modeling to identify strengths and gaps.
  • Experience in strategic planning, development and performance/operations metrics.
  • Exceptional communicator, ability to manage and communicate up/down as well as with external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional collaborative management skills; has a proven record as a team builder and team leader.
  • Excellence in designing and leading high stakes projects to completion.
  • Success in change management and maintaining stability during times of rapid growth, ambiguity, and uncertainty.
  • Ability to rapidly shift altitudes from strategic to execution and to proactively identify and remove obstacles.
  • Proven ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, to encourage teamwork and collaboration, and to build a sense of community and pride.
  • Demonstrated strength in managing and resolving conflict.
  • Experience balancing long-term strategic vision with short-term implementation taking into account funding limitations.
  • Experience seeing the big picture and plan for growth while attending to the details of implementation.
  • Strong financial acumen and ability to assess projects.
  • Manage relationships with auditors, vendors and consultants.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in maintaining the balance between running a successful operation and being an NGO.
  • Subscribes to NIJC values.

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience:
    • Proven experience in a professional services firm, experience with a non-profit organization, law firm or legal department preferred.
    • A track record of operational excellence, with a strong understanding of diverse business functions.
    • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience required, including success in nonprofit management (or equivalent in a for-profit role); and experience working with an Executive Director and Senior Management Team.
    • Excellent analytical skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, experience should include exposure to both shared and outsourced solutions, as well as support of in-house information and communication systems in a multi-site client-server environment. Additional requirements include:
    • Familiarity with desktop, notebook, handheld, and server computer hardware and software.
    • Familiarity with local and wide area network design, implementation, and operation.
    • Knowledge of various office productivity software programs such as word processing, databases, spreadsheet programs, and communications software.
    • General knowledge of business processes and their interrelationship gained through related experience.
    • Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, both logical and interpersonal.
  • Language Skills: 
    • Ability to read, analyze, and prepare written narratives for organizational leadership. 
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or questions from management, staff, and third parties. 
    • Ability to effectively present information to top management, staff, and Board members both verbally and in writing.

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Executive Coordinator

This position provides advanced administrative and coordination support services to the executive director and coordinates communications, activities and special projects as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine clerical/support tasks for the department including, but not limited to: filing, photocopying, distribution of mail, answering telephones, maintaining records, etc.  Screens visitors and callers and responds to requests within this position's responsibilities.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all documents and other information. Prepares records, contracts, schedules, and other necessary documentation assigned. Ensures the appropriate filing and distribution, etc. of such data. Develops forms, as needed, and establishes procedures for processing clerical /support related data and information.   
  • Provides research and written analysis of issues as assigned. Composes written material for the processing of basic to intermediate level correspondence and inquiries. Assists with or executes communications related activities such as preparing brochures and other collateral materials, writing copy, advanced word processing, and preparing presentations. Processes requests on behalf of supervisor.
  • Develops and maintains filing systems. Develops procedures for the control, storage, use, and availability of office supplies and related items.
  • Provides Board of Directors-related support services including, but not limited to: maintenance and monthly update of Board and Board Committee rosters, coordination of Board meetings and preparation of minutes, and development of meeting agendas with collection of related materials.
  • Approves and coordinates requisitions for office supplies and related items or services, within defined budgetary limitations. Coordinates the repair of office equipment and instructs others in the proper use of office equipment.
  • Assists executive director and assigned managers with scheduling and other decisions related to clerical/support functions to ensure efficient office operations; assists direct supervisor in personal scheduling and meeting preparations.
  • Provides support services to other external and internal work groups, coalitions, and task forces including maintenance of rosters, coordination of meetings, and preparation of minutes (as required by executive director).
  • Maintains an appropriate professional demeanor toward co-workers, visitors, clients, supervisors, and others. Adheres to professional standards as outlined by organizational plans/policies and departmental guidelines. Participates in periodic evaluative reviews and/or in-house and external staff training to ensure that he/she understands and continues to adhere to such standards. Initiates requests for assistance or guidance from supervisor to address new issues or complex concepts affecting adherence to professional standards.
  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned. The manager responsible for providing the supervision for the position of executive coordinator may select appropriate work assignments as needed, depending on the goals and objectives of the department at any given point in time.
  • Supervisory responsibility for administrative staff

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelors Degree and two years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Computer Skills: Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software (specifically Microsoft Office).

Special Instructions: Please provide a writing sample and copy of your resume to be considered for the position.

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Paralegal, Immigrant Children's Protection Project

The paralegal provides general paralegal support for non-detained unaccompanied immigrant children (UICs) seeking protection through asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and other forms of relief. The paralegal conducts intake, research, case review, documentation preparation and other related tasks to support general operations and the work of staff and pro bono attorneys.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to NIJC’s non-detained UIC hotline and conducts intake, as assigned.
  • Conducts legal and factual research.
  • Assesses cases to determine eligibility.
  • Conducts interviews with clients and witnesses.
  • Drafts applications, affidavits, letters and/or legal pleadings and prepares supporting documentation.
  • Prepares materials for submission to Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Court, or other entities as appropriate.
  • Reviews, analyzes and presents cases to supervisor.
  • Assists in the placement of SIJS cases with pro bono attorneys and tracks individual cases and outcomes
  • Remains current on immigration law, policies and procedures.
  • Maintains complete, thorough, accurate and current records in an organized fashion in accordance with legal standards, rules and ethics.
  • Ensures the accuracy, substance and timeliness of statistical and narrative reports, projects, schedules and other relevant work products.
  • In accord with organizational policies and the ethical standards required of the legal profession, the Code of Professional Responsibility, preserves client confidentiality, accounts for client monies and avoids conflicts of interest.

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelors degree with demonstrated experience working with immigrants, refugees and/or asylum seekers. At least one year of experience working with these populations preferred.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Ability to communicate articulately with internal and external audiences.
  • Other Qualifications: Excellent writing, editing, organizational and computer skills required. Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and perform well under strict deadlines.

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Reception Area Scheduler

This position provides customer, clerical, and administrative support services to the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and facilitates reception area, scheduling of program assignments, and related clerical services. This position screens a high volume of incoming calls and schedules appointments and/or directs calls to the appropriate NIJC staff. This position is also responsible for the deployment of and conversion of hard files to electronic records keeping system for legal documents, initial case assessment and scheduling of individuals for appointments for appropriate programs; generating reports from the database; and ensuring compliance with office policies and procedures. This position also requires familiarity with specific program needs and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greets visitors and performs operator functions, answers incoming calls and
    • Screens requests for assistance, evaluates callers’ service need, and routes calls as needed or responds appropriately
    • Accurately directs incoming calls from participants, community organizations, and other external parties
    • Accurately communicates program information and process to participants
    • Registers and assesses participants for program eligibility
    • Routes visitors and clients and directs incoming mail and correspondence to the appropriate staff person
    • Possess good verbal communication and human relations skills, and responds to requests within the parameters of the position. Has in-depth knowledge of the program and overall organization operations and answers questions clients and visitors may have in relation to organization-wide program and administrative functions
    • Maintains up-to-date information on emergency and other services, and provides such information to callers and visitors as needed
    • Responsible for reporting of pending appointments, completed assignments, and timely transmittal of any fee income to the appropriate concerned parties under the direction of the Program Director
  • Implements electronic scanning and uploading of client files into NIJC’s database, in accord with program record retention guidelines and regulations
    • Reviews closed files to determine documents to be scanned into NIJC’s database
    • Scans appropriate content of files
    • Oversees file destruction of scanned files
  • Maintains and updates appointment scheduling system including:
    • Assesses callers to determine appropriate scheduling for different NIJC projects
    • Conducts income assessment with clients
    • Enters accurate information into NIJC’s database and appointment systems when scheduling participants with appropriate staff and project
    • Educates participants regarding responsibilities, services, fees, grievance policy and confidentiality
  • Accurately collects fees, enters fee data into database, and issues receipts
    • Produces accurate fee reports and reconciles fees collected
    • Accurately assesses, explains and collects fees, and issues receipts to participants
    • Collects financial obligations, arranges method of payments and resolves accounts according to standard protocols
    • Processes cash and credit card payments and reconciles cash receipts to cash-on-hand daily
    • Manages contents of NIJC safes, in accord with program cash, and cash equivalent management policies
  • Other Duties
    • Acts as liaison between the Program and the office building management, maintenance staff, etc., resolves routine problems and refers non-routine problems appropriately
    • Acts as a liaison between Financial Accountability Services Department and Program in relation to Petty Cash, incoming payments, and funds encounter forms, purchase orders, etc.
    • Prepares data reports and analysis as assigned
    • Assumes responsibility for clerical and support components of other Program tasks and special projects
    • Routine clerical support tasks for the program including but not limited to word-processing, filing, photocopying, distribution of mail, etc.
    • Attends and participates in clerical team meetings and/or related projects. Chairs clerical team meetings and presents topics for clerical training seminars as requested. Ensures the comfort of visitors in the reception area. Maintains an appropriate professional demeanor at all times, towards co-workers, visitors, clients, supervisors and all others
    • Maintains office equipment, orders office supplies and forms as needed and reports needs to the Program Director
    • Prepares and submits purchase orders through Heartland Alliance’s electronic system
    • Maintains an appropriate professional demeanor towards co-workers, visitors, clients, supervisors, and all others

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or GED and three years of experience; Associate Degree and one year of experience; or a bachelor's degree.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish is required.
  • Computer Skills: Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, internet searching and web-based database.

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Staff Attorney, Immigrant Children's Protection Project

This position provides legal representation and immigration service counseling to immigrants and refugees appearing before the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The staff attorney advocates for clients before other government administrative agencies and before other service agencies, as needed and/or as appropriate. This position works with NIJC's Immigrant Children's Protection Project, which helps children who entered the country as unaccompanied minors assess their options for immigration legal relief.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Conducts preliminary intake interview, gathers all relevant facts for presentation at Unit meetings. Makes assessment of income eligibility and makes appropriate referrals for those individuals not eligible for organization services. Recommends exceptions to financial guidelines to the supervisor.
  • Develops and implements preliminary case strategy in terms of immigration law and procedure. Develops further strategy in terms of immigration law and procedure. Develops further strategy in consultation with supervisor.
  • Prepares the case for hearing, drafting legal papers, engaging in negotiation, presenting evidence, etc. in accord with the Code of Professional Responsibility for the legal profession.
  • Conducts assessment of client on social, psychological and economic functioning and determines appropriate interventions and referrals. Ensures the provision of a wide range of services for clients.
  • Carries a volume of work as required by the department. Has in-depth knowledge of legal and other resources.  Provides a wide range of court advocacy services.
  • Remains current on immigration law, policies and procedures. Remains current on implications of criminal and civil law as it apples to the representation of immigrants and refugees.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), government and social service organizations and community organizations. Interprets immigration and department policies and programs to the public, including public speaking.
  • In accord with the ethical standards required of the legal profession, the Code of Professional Responsibility, preserves client confidentiality, accounts for client monies and avoids conflict of interest.
  • Maintains complete and accurate client records. Prepares timely statistical reports. Conducts quarterly case audits for presentation and review of the supervisor.
  • Participates in training on immigration procedures as assigned by the supervisor. May conduct training sessions as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Participates in developing and implementing special projects, may have the primary responsibility for a project involving presentation of a particular ethnic group, immigration problem or advocacy issues on a systematic level.
  • Identifies trends and recurring legal and social concerns. Recommends strategies for solutions and other needed advocacy.
  • Interprets and translates for department and other organization staff as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: Juris Doctorate Degree required; and one year of direct experience in social service counseling and/or legal representation.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to read, speak and write in at least one non-English language.

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Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Defense Project

This position is for a staff attorney in NIJC's Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) Project. The ILD Project offers a wide range of low-cost and free legal services to low-income immigrants and provides representation before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Part of the responsibilities of this position also include helping to staff the Immigration Court Helpdesk, which provides free group and individual information sessions, pro se workshops, and pro bono placement to unrepresented respondents at the Chicago immigration court. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Conducts preliminary intake interview, gathers all relevant facts for presentation at unit meetings. Makes assessment of income eligibility and makes appropriate referrals for those individuals not eligible for organization services. Recommends exceptions to financial guidelines to the supervisor.
  • Develops and implements preliminary case strategy in terms of immigration law and procedure. Develops further strategy in terms of immigration law and procedure. Develops further strategy in consultation with supervisor.
  • Prepares the case for hearing, drafting legal papers, engaging in negotiation, presenting evidence, etc. in accord with the Code of Professional Responsibility for the legal profession.
  • Conducts assessment of client on social, psychological and economic functioning and determines appropriate interventions and referrals. Ensures the provision of a wide range of services for clients.
  • Carries a volume of work as required by the department. Has in-depth knowledge of legal and other resources. Provides a wide range of court advocacy services.
  • Remains current on immigration law, policies and procedures.  Remains current on implications of criminal and civil law as it apples to the representation of immigrants and refugees.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with USCIS, government and social service organizations and community organizations. Interprets immigration and department policies and programs to the public, including public speaking.
  • In accord with the ethical standards required of the legal profession, the Code of Professional Responsibility, preserves client confidentiality, accounts for client monies and avoids conflict of interest.
  • Maintains complete and accurate client records. Prepares timely statistical reports. Conducts quarterly case audits for presentation and review of the supervisor.
  • Participates in training on immigration procedures as assigned by the supervisor. May conduct training sessions as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Participates in developing and implementing special projects, may have the primary responsibility for a project involving presentation of a particular ethnic group, immigration problem or advocacy issues on a systematic level.
  • Identifies trends and recurring legal and social concerns. Recommends strategies for solutions and other needed advocacy.
  • Interprets and translates for department and other organization staff as needed.
  • Adheres to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies, (and/or other appropriate professional associations), private funding sources, organization plans/policies and unit guidelines. Participates in periodic evaluative reviews and/or in-house and external staff training to ensure that she/he understand and continues to adhere to such standards. Initiates requests for assistance or guidance from Supervisor to address new issues or complex concepts affecting adherence to professional standards.

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience: Juris Doctorate Degree required; and one year of direct experience in social service counseling and/or legal representation.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to read, speak and write in at least one non-English language.

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Internships

NIJC offers internships to law students and undergraduate students to work in a variety of its different legal services programs. The internships present an excellent opportunity to learn more about U.S. immigration law and policies while making a difference in the lives of low-income and impoverished individuals who are in need of legal representation. NIJC is now accepting applications for summer 2018 part-time internships.

Click here for more information about available internships and how to apply.


Fellowships

NIJC will be accepting applications for post-graduate legal fellowships. NIJC is open to any funding source identified by a candidate, but expects to, at a minimum, identify a candidate for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship application, and a Skadden Fellowship or a Soros Fellowship. NIJC also welcomes applicants who will be seeking post-graduate fellowship funding through their own law schools. Please contact us if you are interested in a fellowship. No phone calls please.

Application Materials:

  1. Cover Letter: Explain your interest in NIJC and any experiences you have working with immigrant populations.
  2. Resume: Identify any language skills that you have. Fluency in Spanish is required for almost all positions with NIJC.
  3. Writing Sample: Provide a 5-10 page excerpt from a document you have produced in law school or in a legal position that is your own work.
  4. Brief Project Proposal: Most post-graduate legal fellowships require applicants to propose a specific project. Please give a brief description of the kind of work you would like to do. Your proposal should explain why that work is important and how you think it would complement NIJC’s existing work. NIJC will work with the selected candidate to ensure a strong proposal. Candidates are welcome to propose work with any of NIJC’s existing projects, but we are most interested in individuals who are interested in working with immigrant victims of trafficking, detained immigrants, and/or asylum seekers.
  5. Other: If you would like NIJC to host you for a fellowship other than any of the ones listed above, please provide a description of the fellowship and its requirements with your application. In addition to the above information, finalists will be asked to provide references and transcripts, and will be selected for various rounds of interviews.
     

All positions are based out of NIJC's Chicago loop office unless otherwise indicated in the job description.

NIJC is a program of the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights that champions the human rights and improves the lives of men, women, and children who are threatened by poverty or danger. For more than 100 years we have been providing solutions- both through services and policy- that move individuals from crisis to stability and on to success. Heartland Alliance's work in housing, health care, legal protections, and economic security serves more than 100,000 people annually, helping them build better lives. Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Employee Services Office at (312) 660-1431.