Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama

TITLE:   Legal Services Director

 JOB SUMMARY:    The Immigration and Access to Justice Program (IAJ) provides legal immigration services and facilitates access to justice for immigrants in Alabama.  The Legal Services Director oversees all program components related to serving immigrants with legal needs, specifically regarding eligibility for immigration benefits and other general legal screening and referrals.  The Legal Services Director oversees the daily operations of the Program, including staff supervision, staff training, relationship building within the legal community in Alabama, fundraising, and outreach activities within immigrant communities throughout the state.  The position is a full-time exempt salaried position. 

REPORTS TO:         Assistant Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

1)      Fluency in English/Spanish

2)      Education: Licensed Attorney, barred in the State of Alabama, or eligibility to sit for the bar, with a passion for justice and serving low income immigrants, experience with immigration law beneficial.

3)      Job Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Superior interpersonal, organizational and record keeping skills. Proven record of accuracy and attention to detail.

4)      Proficient in Microsoft Office and Immforms, immigration software

5)      Enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and exhibits an ability to communicate effectively with all people in a respectful, friendly, and polite manner.

 SALARY RANGE:   $42,000 to $47,000 

 BENEFITS:   

 Blue Cross Blue Shield Health, Dental, Vision paid at 100% for each employee

403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matching up to 3% after 1 year eligibility period

ABOUT ¡HICA!

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) is a statewide 501(c)(3) organization that engages and empowers Alabama’s Hispanic community and its numerous cultures as an economic and civic integrator, social-resource connector, and statewide educator. ¡HICA! was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Birmingham. For more information, visit www.hispanicinterest.org.

 The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, parental status,    marital status, military discharge status, or source of income.