Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best-qualified personnel without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, or any other reason prohibited by law.
Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc. is a refugee resettlement and immigration services provider for the Western New York Region. Journey’s End works to assist newly arriving refugees to find gainful employment and avoid dependency on social services.
Supervisor: Director of Immigration Legal Services Program
Status: Full-time, exempt SALARY
Journey’s End is a §501(c)(3) not-for-profit refugee resettlement agency in Buffalo, New York. We are a community-based organization with the mission of providing refugees and immigrants with the resources and support they need to become successful, active and contributing members of our shared community. The Immigration Legal Services (ILS) Program offers immigration legal services to immigrant New Yorkers in need, including representation on matters before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and Buffalo Immigration Court.
Reporting to the Direction of Immigration Legal Services, the Supervising Attorney will assist in the management and development of the Immigration and Legal Services (ILS) Program that offers full-scale holistic immigration representation to low-income refugees, asylees and other vulnerable immigrant populations. The Supervising Attorney will directly supervise, mentor, and train all Staff Attorneys in Journey’s End’s satellite offices in Rochester and Binghamton. This position will require bi-weekly travel to satellite offices at a minimum.
Oversee operations of Immigration Legal Services Program satellite offices in Rochester and Binghamton
Directly supervise Staff Attorneys in Rochester and Binghamton offices, and ensure personnel needs are met in conjunction with Human Resources Specialist
Provide direct complex affirmative and defensive immigration legal services to clients
Organize and conduct community outreach and education, employee training and mentoring, and partnership development
Work in conjunction with Director of Immigration Legal Services Program, additional Supervising Attorney, and senior department staff members on policy development and data collection processes relevant to achieving overall agency goals
Participate in and assist in the development of community partnerships and state-wide initiatives and endeavors that benefit the ILS program and its clients
Act as resource and a decision-maker for other Journey’s End programs and staff
Enhance the image of Journey’s End in the community and participate in Journey’s End sponsored events
Other duties as assigned
Admitted to practice law in the State of New York
Minimum 5 years experience in practicing immigration law
Ability to be oversee a dynamic team of talented and dedicated individuals
Strong written communication, oral communication, and organizational skills
This is a full time and salaried position. Benefits and retirement package are included. Candidates that have three or more years of experience as an attorney, two or more years of immigration law experience, and the ability to communicate in a language other than English are preferred.
Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best qualified personnel without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, or any other reason prohibited by law.