Fellow, Immigrant Legal Services (ETE)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Aug 31, 2020
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Immigrant Student Resource Center (ISRC) in partnership with the Workers’ Rights Clinic (the “Clinic”) at the James E. Rogers College of Law is offering a one-year fellowship to provide a recent law school graduate the opportunity to grow as an effective advocate in immigration law and policy. The Immigrant Legal Services Fellow will work with the Workers' Rights Clinic and ISRC to address important challenges facing immigrant students and families in the United States.

The fellowship is anticipated to begin August 24, 2020 and end June 30, 2021. Start date is subject to negotiation. The Immigrant Legal Services Fellow will work under the supervision of the Clinic Director. This is a grant funded position. Continuation of this position after 2021 is contingent upon funding.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist with supervision and teaching of students enrolledin the Clinic through representation of the Clinic's clients in immigration andemployment law and policy matters. This will include providing students withimmigrant, refugee, and international backgrounds with: 1) advice-only legalservices; and 2) educational information.
  • Assist with supervision and teaching of students enrolledin the Clinic through representation of Clinic clients and legal research onClinic projects related to worker-owned cooperatives, including work with theTucson Cooperative Network and its emerging member cooperatives.
  • Assist with teaching in the Clinic's seminar class. Thefellow also may choose to research and write at least one article, policypaper, or other approved project of publishable quality on a topic relating toimmigration and/or employment law and policy.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Experience working with immigrant populations in theUnited States
Preferred Qualifications* JD
* Licensed to practice law in Arizona or enrolled to take the next available bar examination in Arizona.
* Fluency in spoken and written Spanish
* Experience working with youth, low-wage workers, immigrants, refugees, victims of trauma, and/or other vulnerable populations
* Familiarity with immigration law and/or employment law
* Strong communication skills, with particular sensitivity to cultural differences.
* Experience working in interdisciplinary settings with minimal direct supervision.
* Willingness to work irregular hours (some nights and weekends).

FLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryAcademic AdministrationBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$42,007-$45,000 (DOE)Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Grade7 Career Stream and LevelPC1Job FamilyAcademic Program Mgmt Job FunctionAcademic Administration Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date4/30/2021 Contact Information for CandidatesMatt Matera, Ph.D.,[email protected] Open Date8/10/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume, Cover Letter, and One Additional DocumentSpecial Instructions to ApplicantWriting sample question:

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