Depending on experience, hiring range starts at $80,000 per year
Internal Number: 00001-A
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico, with offices in Las Cruces and Roswell, seeks an experienced immigration attorney to help manage its legal services program. The attorney will handle a wide-range of complex immigration matters including family-based petitions, removal-defense, DACA, waivers, VAWA, U-Visa, T-Visa cases, asylum, and naturalization. The attorney works as part of a team of eight (8) legal staff members: three (3) Partially Accredited Representatives, four (4) administrative support staff members and an office receptionist. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: law degree from accredited law school and licensed to practice law in one or more U.S. jurisdictions; oral and written fluency in Spanish and English; passion for and dedication to helping the poor and low-income clientele; ability to manage large case load and excel in a fast-paced work environment; leadership skills in managing and mentoring legal staff at all levels; strong organization skills; demonstrated accuracy and attention to details; and excellent customer service skills.
To apply submit a cover letter which includes salary history, resume/CV, and three professional references to: Immigration Attorney Search Committee, Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico, 125 West Mountain Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Catholic Charities employees work within a faith-based office environment and the agency provides its employees with competitive salaries, enrollment options in health care, dental, and vision plans with 50% match from agency, enrollment option in a 403(b) retirement plan with agency matching funds, paid life insurance, travel reimbursement, twelve days of paid vacation and sick leave as well as time off for religious holidays and all federal holidays.
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual identity or orientation, national origin, age or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, Catholic Charities complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Must have graduated from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in one or more U.S. jurisdictions and have 3 to 5 years of immigration experience and be in good standing. Must possess valid driver’s license. Must have demonstrated leadership skills, ability to motivate others, and experience managing and mentoring legal staff at all levels of experience. Must be able to foster a team environment among legal and non-legal staff in support of our common mission. Demonstrated commitment to serving the poor and low income clientele preferred. Fluency, written and verbal English and Spanish is required. Position may require evening/weekend work, and travel is required.
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico was founded in 2004 and is chartered by the Roman Catholic Church to be the principal provider of social, legal, and economic assistance to people in need in Southern New Mexico regardless of their faith, belief, gender, ethnicity, immigration status or cultural background.
Catholic Charities works to help meet the basic needs of individuals and families, address the roots causes of poverty, eliminate oppression, and build a more just and compassionate society.
The mission of Catholic Charities is to serve others and create opportunity and hope by offering services to people in need, advocating for human dignity and social justice, and calling all people of good will to do the same.
In order to fulfill our mission, we partner with the community to provide:
oComprehensive low-cost legal services for immigrants, including unaccompanied minors, Special Immigrant Juveniles, and individuals who are victims of crime and domestic violence
oFinancial assistance to homeless families and children, and needy families throughout southern New Mexico, through private donations and grants
oInterdenominational progr...ams to help strengthen families and marriages, and reduce high school drop-out rates and teenage pregnancies
oFinancial literacy programs and financial alternatives to predatory lending companies
oEconomic development initiatives to help women and the disadvantaged start their own businesses.
We also support homeless middle and high school students, seasonal/migrant workers and their families, foster children and their families, disabled children who reside in El Manantial Hogar orphanage in Ciudad Juarez, and we provide emergency financial assistance as well as referrals to other social service partner agencies.