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Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

Paralegal

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

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Job Summary

TIRRC seeks a talented legal professional to provide support and direct legal services for the organization’s immigration attorney, DOJ representatives, and community members at TIRRC’s headquarters in Nashville.

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, marital status,or parental status. Immigrants, refugees, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

Legal Services Support

  • Provide support to the Legal Services Manager and services for program applicants;
  • Assist with follow-up appointments with clients to complete necessary forms and applications;
  • Prepare applications, including but not limited to naturalization applications, family petitions, and waivers;
  • Lead and support volunteers in preparation of applications, especially at workshops;
  • Assist with collection of supporting documentation;
  • Assist with managing removal caseload;
  • Document communications and filings in case management system;
  • Provide follow-up communication regarding correspondence from relevant agencies;
  • Communicate with USCIS and other relevant agencies;
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times;
  • Manage rapid response phone line with other colleagues;
  • Other legal services support as assigned.

Organizational Support​​​​​​​

  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development;
  • Ensure all data is maintained in the organizational database.

​​​​​​​Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. As with every position at TIRRC, every person in the organization will assist their colleagues to ensure a cooperative environment and respond to the needs of the moment.

 

Qualifications

  • Belief in TIRRC’s mission and experience with social justice;
  • Experience as a paralegal, providing legal services and/or working in a legal setting;
  • Experience working in immigrant communities preferred;
  • Eligibility for DOJ accreditation preferred (and not be precluded from qualifying)
  • Experience with immigration software preferred;
  • Ability to be very organized, work on deadlines, and juggle multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work sensitively with clients who have diverse personalities, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends;
  • Fluency in English required and another language preferred;
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Additional Information

Benefits

Salary Range: $40,000-42,000
Benefits: Full-time TIRRC employees are eligible to receive medical, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of the medical employee premium covered by TIRRC, participate in a 401K retirement plan, and receive 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Program. In addition, TIRRC provides paid leave including up to 15 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, and 3 weeks paid sick leave in an employee’s first year and 6 weeks of paid parental leave.

 

How to Apply

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@tnimmigrant.org

 

 

Details

  • Date Posted: June 29, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $40,000-42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hours/week