Immigration Services Staff Attorney

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Information

Position Number 998176

Functional Title Immigration Services Staff Attorney Position Type Research Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on , , and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) promotes access and integration for immigrants and refugees in North Carolina by bridging newcomer populations with existing communities through direct service provision, research and training.

Position Summary

The Immigration Services Staff Attorney will lead the Afghan Legal Assistance project within the Immigration Services program of CNNC. This position will provide civil legal assistance to eligible Afghan evacuees residing in North Carolina and represent them before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, primarily in applications for Temporary Protected Status, Special Immigrant Visas, and asylum.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Degree in law from an accredited university and admission to any U.S. state bar is required.
  • Excellent legal, communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills are required.
  • The position requires a strong record of cultural competence and cross- cultural communication skills.
  • Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates

    Admission to state bar

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years experience in immigration law is preferred.
  • Experience in immigration law is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with interpreters is helpful.
  • Spanish, Arabic, Pashto or Dari language skills.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants Recruitment Range Commensurate with Experience Org #-Department Ctr for New North Carolinians - 12409 Job Open Date 08/23/2023 For Best Consideration Date Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Permanent If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment. Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA Exempt

    Key Responsibilities Percentage Of Time 45%

    Key Responsibility

    Afghan Aslyum

    Essential Tasks

  • Provide legal services for Afghan asylum clients including but not limited to initial interviews, research, drafting of legal documents, submission of document related to asylum and attending (telephonically) asylum interviews.
  • Oversee work of Legal Assistant
  • Percentage Of Time 30%

    Key Responsibility

    Other Afghan Legal Services

    Essential Tasks

  • Provide Afghan clients with temporary protective services (TPS), special immigrant visas (SIV), and family reunification legal services.
  • Percentage Of Time 20%

    Key Responsibility

    Non-Afghan Related Immigration work

    Essential Tasks

  • Provide legal assistance to non-Afghan clients in the areas of naturalization, adjustment of status, TPS, finance visas, etc. as needed.
  • Percentage Of Time 5%

    Key Responsibility

    Continuing Education and other duties

    Essential Tasks

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the ever-evolving landscape of Afghan legal services, processes, and options by following list serves and attending informational stakeholder meetings.
  • Attend necessary trainings to maintain active licensures.
  • Other center duties as assigned.
  • ADA Checklist

    ADA Checklist

    R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

    Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions, Reading, Writing, Hearing, Talking, Lifting-0-30 lbs.

    Work Environment

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
  • (Open Ended Question)

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