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We seek to hire individuals with a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights and a passion for serving immigrants and refugees in need of legal services. If you feel that your qualifications fit the description for a position listed below, we invite you to send us a résumé and cover letter for review.

NWIRP seeks a temporary Spanish-speaking legal advocate to join NWIRP’s Legal Orientation Program (LOP) unit in Tacoma, WA. The applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish, and additional languages are encouraged. The ideal applicant will be able to start the position as soon as possible.

As a legal advocate, you will work alongside a team of seven, primarily providing services to individuals detained at the Northwest ICE Processing Center. In order to carry out core work duties, the LOP legal advocate is required to pass a federal background check and Northwest ICE Processing Center (NWIPC) security clearance. Please be aware that these security/clearance requirements may change in the future.

In LOP, you will make weekly visits to the NWIPC and help give detained individuals essential information about court procedures and available options for legal relief prior to their immigration hearings. In addition to providing these LOP services, a core aspect of the position is to complete data entry for grant reports and other administrative tasks to ensure the orderly running of the program.

The anticipated hours of work are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, with a 30 – 60 minute unpaid lunch. However, due to the nature of the work, we ask for staff understanding that evening and weekend hours may be required to meet urgent deadlines.

Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption). Staff may choose to wear a face mask in the workplace, but it is not currently required. Staff are expected to wear masks at the detention center when meeting with detained individuals. At the time of this posting, NWIRP staff is operating in a hybrid model, and some in-office work will be expected of this position (at least two full days per week).

This position involves some travel to client meeting locations. A valid driver’s license will be required in order to meet these expectations.

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Engage in a meaningful year of service and community with JVC Northwest! For one year, Jesuit Volunteer (JV)/AmeriCorps members serve local organizations across the Pacific Northwest, helping them address a pressing community need that they’ve identified.

By living together in an intentional community, JV/AmeriCorps members lean on each other for personal growth in the four core values of community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality/reflection.

Here at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, we are looking to fill the role of CYAP Intake Coordinator with a JV/AmeriCorps member for the 2024-25 service year that begins in August. The Children and Youth Advocacy Program (CYAP) at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project provides legal assistance to immigrant youth in their immigration cases.

The CYAP Intake Coordinator will manage CYAP’s client intake process, where children and youth are given a detailed interview about their personal history. The Intake Coordinator will provide pro se assistance under the supervision of attorneys, and refer individuals to other resources for social service needs. The CYAP Intake Coordinator will also assist with case management and intakes for young immigrants eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, including gathering documents and administrative work for our monthly legal clinics.

Fluency in English and another language, preferably Spanish, required (additional languages are welcome).

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) Receptionist / Front Desk Coordinator for its Tacoma office. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

The Receptionist / Front Desk Coordinator is the individual serving as the face and voice of NWIRP’s Tacoma office. The person in this position will serve hundreds of callers and in-person visitors per year and coordinate all aspects of the front desk. This includes working directly with clients and potential clients, conducting prescreens, as well as taking on administrative duties, such as overseeing incoming and outgoing mail. Applicants must be able to handle a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and engage in prompt and regular verbal and written communication with potential clients, and in communication with staff.

Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption). At the time of this posting, some NWIRP staff are operating in a hybrid model; however, this position requires a full-time in-office presence, Monday through Friday, during regular office hours which are currently 9:00am to 5:00pm.

This position is expected to begin as soon as possible. A minimum two-year commitment to this position is preferred.

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Are you interested in working with NW Immigrant Rights Project but don’t see a current opening that fits your skills? We’d love to hear from you! Please use this link to submit a cover letter addressing the questions below, your resume, and 3 references. Our HR team will review your information and reach out if a new position becomes available!

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