Fields: law, immigrants, refugees, childhood, detained migrants
Location: DC or Boston, Massachusetts
Details and Requirements: KIND was founded by the Microsoft Corporation and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, and is the leading national organization that works to ensure that no refugee or immigrant child faces immigration court alone. KIND also advocates to change law, policy, and practices to improve the protection of unaccompanied children in the United States, by educating policymakers, the media, and the broader public about the violence that is driving children out of Central America and their need for protection.
Boston: KIND seeks a part-time Paralegal for its Boston field office to support its work in Cambridge, MA with youth regarding educational advancement and vocational support and advancement. The position will include outreach to youth and management of related administrative duties. Required:Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, including first-generation college students and/or low-income, underserved clients; Fluency in Spanish, ideally bicultural, bilingual;; A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively with persons of varying backgrounds; Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; and Experience with resume building, job applications, network-building, and vocational and higher education pathways. Up to 28 hours per week.
DC: KIND seeks a temporary, full-time Paralegal for its Washington, D.C. field office to support attorneys with case preparation for direct representation clients, assist with interpretation and translation, assist with outreach and community education events, assist with pro bono placement and related duties, and help manage other administrative duties in the office, including database and file management. Required: Experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, or experience working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma; Fluency in Spanish required; Experience conducting intakes and office management preferred; A strong record of cultural competence and cross-cultural communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively, and preferably prior experience working with individual attorneys, law firms, or legal services organizations ; Experience in data management; Experience working in immigration law and with immigration authorities or with family law issues or substantially equivalent experience preferred. This is a full-time role funded through September 30, 2018 with the potential for extension.