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Program Manager, Immigration Legal Services

Company: JCFS Chicago
Location: Skokie
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Program Manager, Immigration Legal Services provides oversight of HIAS Immigration & Citizenship's immigration legal services program; files applications for immigrant benefits including, but not limited to, Temporary Protected Status, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, DACA Renewal, and Family-Based Petitions; and supervises three DOJ Accredited Representatives. Please submit a cover letter with your application. Responsibilities Legal Services and Support: Assess individuals' eligibility for immigration benefits at consultations. Assist individuals with the completion of the appropriate applications, including but not limited to family petitions, consular processing, adjustment of status, TPS, DACA Renewal, and naturalization. Provide case management for immigration applicants including but not limited to maintaining client files, drafting cover letters, preparing application packets, and reviewing case files. Follow up on pending case work and maintain communication with clients via phone, email, or mail regarding missing documentation necessary for submission of application. Respond to all phone calls and email inquiries on immigration issues in a timely manner. Program Management: Plan, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of program activities and implement best practices. Assess when and whether new services or initiatives are warranted and support the development of these services and initiatives if approved. Collect and maintain program data and prepare clear and concise reports. Provide supervision of other DOJ Accredited Representatives. Other: Represent JCFS Chicago and the HIAS Immigration & Citizenship program in the community. Assist with outreach and education initiatives, including facilitating programs including but not limited to Path to Citizenship and DACA Renewal. In partnership with HIAS Immigration & Citizenship's Outreach & Education Specialist, coordinate logistics for any legal workshops. Participate in on-going immigration trainings and other professional development. Requirements Minimum of a bachelor's degree plus previous or current DOJ Accreditation. At least 5 years of experience working in immigration legal services preferred; experience filing applications for TPS, DACA Renewal, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization required. At least 2 years of program management and/or supervision experience preferred. Excellent organizational skills which ensure multiple competing priorities are addressed and completed in a strategic and thoughtful manner. Strong communication (verbal and written) and planning skills. Must be proactive, a self-starter with a solution-oriented mindset, and a willingness to take initiative. Ability to work, interact and communicate effectively with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients and the public. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Fluency in a second language preferred. New hires would need to be fully vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses and booster and provide their card upon hire OR begin receiving the booster within 2 weeks of being hired and participate in weekly COVID testing until fully vaccinated OR provide documentation for an ADA or religious exemption and participate in weekly COVID testing. JCFS Chicago offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance. JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area. Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS Chicago provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 5 - 10 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: JCFS Chicago, Skokie , Program Manager, Immigration Legal Services, Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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