Catholic Charities is one of the largest, most comprehensive human services agencies in Northern California, reaching more than 32,000 individuals a year in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties. We tackle some of the most pressing challenges in our community – homelessness, generational poverty, inequality, aging in isolation, HIV-AIDS,  and immigration to name a few – with determination, expertise, and collaborative problem-solving with those we serve. As an integral part of our communities, we work to keep our neighborhoods diverse, productive, safe, and healthy through our more than 30 programs, comprehensive services, and social justice advocacy.. We bolster our neighbors – single mothers, adults and families experiencing homelessness, adults with disabilities, seniors, children and youth, people living with HIV/AIDS, and immigrants – when they need help, solutions, and hope. We are compassionate caregivers, ardent advocates, and champions of those in need. If you are eager to have a substantive impact on the lives of others and the health of our community, apply here. Join us as we change lives.


 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, develop and implement a comprehensive and innovative community outreach plan targeting individual, private, corporate, school, and other organizations.
  • Research and assist in developing plans for expanding Catholic Charities Immigration Services for residents of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties..
  • Serve as an ambassador of the mission of Catholic Charities Immigration Services in the interaction with current and potential community partners.
  • Develop information materials, presentations, and coordinate online outreach activities, including social media and website updates.
  • Under the supervision of the Managing Attorney provide screenings for potential immigration relief and up-to-date Know Your Rights information on a variety of topics.
  • Recruits and cultivates volunteers. Screens, interviews, and works with staff to ensure appropriate placement of volunteers.
  • Conducts orientation and training sessions for volunteers in consultation with the Volunteer Manager. May conduct specialized volunteer workshops for specific legal services on an as-needed basis.
  • Onboards non-legal volunteers, and provides supervision and mentoring. In charge of quarterly volunteer reports to the main office.
  • Imparts presentations on immigration legal benefits and facilitates workshops both at the Program’s permanent site, at the parishes within the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and in other community events organized by our Agency, Latin-American consulates, and other organizations.
  • Provides accurate information/referrals to clients with other needs that could be met by our Agency or by other community organizations
  • Networks with other community-based legal service providers in the area as well as with other Catholic organizations, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in advocacy efforts and immigration policy changes.
  • Attends immigration law training held by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Catholic Charities USA, in-house, and other accredited legal organizations as other training as directed by Managing Attorney.
  • Responsible for individual caseload in size determined by the Managing Attorney.
  • Creates reports for government contracts on designated projects and service lines.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience. Equivalent experience may include advanced experience working in a legal environment.
  • Previous BIA Accreditation preferred.
  • A minimum of 1 year of direct experience providing legal immigration services and working knowledge of immigration law, policies, and procedures required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required
  • Excellent listening, communication, facilitation, and influencing skills.
  • Collaborative and able to develop, support, and maintain positive relationships.
  • Demonstrated planning, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity.
  • Ability to market our programs, make sound judgments and maintain perspective.
  • Flexible with schedule, able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Successful track record in managing multiple priorities. 
  • Capacity to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Computer proficiency (Immigration Software preferred, Word, PowerPoint, E-mail, Internet)
  • Experience working with or in a Parish or other faith-based community preferred.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.


 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 

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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Occasional bending, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, twisting, and walking.
  • Occasional lifting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Frequent repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and extensive reading.
  • Driving is required for this position.

If driving a car is required for the position, the incumbent must have a valid California driver's license and be able to provide proof of DMV record and personal insurance (if required.)          
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  •  Will be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • Noise level in the 990 Eddy Street offices in San Francisco or 36 37th Avenue offices in San Mateo is usually minimal; however, the Immigration Program is a work environment that consists of a 9:00 am-5:00 pm office environment, with weekly workshops, scheduled client appointments in person and over the phone consultations, information and referral, and intake.  It is a very fast-paced environment, and each successful candidate must be able to meet the mental demands and the level of responsibility, as well as the physical demands.

DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


 DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Department or Program: Center for Immigration and Legal Support Services - San Mateo
This is a full time position
Union status: Union
Fingerprinting clearance: Required
TB Screening: Not required
First Aid Certificate: No First Aid required

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