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Managing Director of Immigration

Company: Latin American Association Position: Managing Director of Immigration Location: Atlanta, GA Posted: 07/31/18 End Date: 08/30/18 Job Description: The Latin American Association (LAA) seeks a talented legal professional for the position of Managing Director of Immigration to lead and manage the organization’s Immigration focus area and immigration legal services work at the LAA’s three service centers in Atlanta, Lawrenceville and Athens, GA.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Manage department staff of attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, interns/law students and volunteers.  Providing daily operational oversight of programs and services, staff training and professional development.  Work with clients as necessary to deliver direct services, including consultations and high-quality legal representation before USCIS and EOIR.  Maintain accurate and orderly calendar appointments, deadlines and case files.  Maintain the Legal Server database and procedures for recording, tracking and managing clients.  Maintain statistics of applications and pleadings filed, hearings attended, case outcomes.  Set annual department goals and ensure all program objectives and grant requirements are met.

 Prepare monthly outcomes reports, grant reports and other documents as required.

Prepare annual departmental budget (and program budgets as required) and ensure department remains on budget through each year.


 Fluency in English AND Spanish REQUIRED

 J.D. degree from an accredited law school

 Member in good standing of Bar of State of Georgia

 Minimum 5 years of experience practicing immigration law

 Minimum 3 years of experience managing and supervising staff

 Demonstrated experience in a leadership role

 Previous experience working in a non-profit or pro bono setting or with a legal services organization

 Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and satisfactory DMV history

 Strong written and oral advocacy skills

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

 Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment

 Sensitive to the needs of low-income and culturally diverse clients

 Demonstrated dedication to working in a non-profit setting or pro bono capacity

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and background.

Applicant will be required to successfully pass a background check, including education verification, licensure verification, criminal history and DMV history, as a condition of employment.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform other related duties as may be required by their supervisor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Interested candidates may apply online at for additional information

documents as required.

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