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Job Posting: Deportation Defense Advocate 

 

America’s Voice is seeking a highly motivated and driven immigration attorney or advocate to lead the organization’s work to construct a nationwide narrative and advocacy agenda pushing back on the Administration’s mass deportation policy.

Working with attorneys and advocates leading efforts to fight individual deportation cases, the Deportation Defense Advocate will identify trends, best practices, and opportunities for building a broader media narrative about what is happening in families and communities.

Applicants should be passionate about immigration reform and demonstrate a strong knowledge of immigration laws and removal proceedings. Applicants should have an understanding of advocacy communications, the politics of immigration in the United States, and political organizing campaigns.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. This is a temporary employment contract. The position may require some travel. America’s Voice is located in Washington, DC. We offer flexibility to work remotely and encourage strong candidates nationwide to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americasvoice.org.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and recommend deportation cases for possible AVEF attention and support, working with an individual’s immigration attorney and/or local advocates.  Consult on the development and execution of advocacy strategy and communications strategies in these cases.
  • Track and communicate a national picture about deportation trends.  Coordinate efforts with other national and local organizations to attack Trump’s mass deportation policy–including an advocacy agenda and a communications strategy.

Qualifications

  • Immigration attorney with strong knowledge of US immigration law and practice, and 5 or more years experience working in private practice (including removal defense), on Capitol Hill, and/or within the Administration; OR  7 yrs advocacy, organizing, or communications work.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
  • Excellent writing, critical thinking, and oral skills; broad knowledge of the news media, politics, policy, and government and a passion for immigrants’ rights.
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills; ability to run a strong meeting.
  • Be comfortable working in a political environment.
  • Have a positive outlook and good sense of humor.