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      10/6: Job opening information around New York and New Jersey areas
      Compiled by:
      Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants (CHRI) Coalicion para los Derechos
      Humanos de los Inmigrantes
      339 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012 tel 212-254-2591 / 888-575-8242
      fax 212-674-9139 email <chri@...> http://www.itapnet.org/chri



      1) Organizer, New York Civic Participation Project (NYC)
      2) Education Associate for Contemporary Immigrant Perspectives, Lower East Side
      Tenement Museum (NYC)
      3) Cuban-Haitian Outreach Coordinator, New Jersey Immigration Policy Network
      (NJ)
      4) Immigration Attorney, La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc. (Newark, NJ)
      5) Part-Time Assistant, Law Office of Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran (NYC)
      6) Immigration Attorney & Immigration Paralegal (2 positions), My Sisters'
      Place (Yonkers, NY)
      7) Legal Assistant, Law Firm of Lansner & Kubitschek (NYC)
      8) Organizer, US Labor Against the War (flexible location)
      9) Translators/Interpreters - Spanish, Bengali, Urdu, New York City Department
      of Education (NYC)
      10) Senior Program Associate, Immigrant Access to Justice, Vera Institute of
      Justice (NYC)
      11) Director of Senior Services, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
      (Long Island City, Queens, NY)
      12) Program Officer, Ford Foundation (New Delhi, India)
      13) Project Associate, Center for Immigrant Education & Training (NYC)
      14) Deputy Vice President of Information Technology, International Rescue
      Committee (NYC)
      15) Outreach Worker, Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project
      (Montgomery, AL)

      ***
      1) Organizer, New York Civic Participation Project (NYC)

      Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:45:05 -0400
      From: Gouri Sadhwani <gsadhwani@...>
      Subject: Looking for an Organizer

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - ORGANIZER

      The New York Civic Participation Project (NYCPP), a project of La Fuente
      a Tri State Worker & Community Fund, Inc., is a joint initiative of labor
      unions and community organizations that promotes immigrant and worker
      rights by engaging union members in community organizing.

      The NYCPP was initiated by SEIU Local 32BJ, UNITE HERE Local 100, AFSCME
      DC 37, Make the Road by Walking and the National Employment Law Project.
      The NYCPP also works closely with other union, community and city-wide
      partners.

      The Project engages immigrant union members in civic participation
      through several campaigns addressing the social, political and economic
      concerns of low-wage immigrant workers. It builds grassroots
      partnerships and political power bases with community organizations,
      immigrant advocates, religious groups and others, to advance worker
      justice, immigrant rights, and community services.

      Our goal is to develop long-term political and social alliances that
      foster sustainable civic participation and political power for immigrant
      workers. The NYCPP currently works with immigrant communities in
      Washington Heights, the South Bronx and Queens. The Organizer will work
      with union members, community activists and community partners in the
      neighborhood to support the Project's work in Washington Heights or the
      South Bronx.

      The Organizer will:

      * Do outreach via phone calls, house visits and meetings with union
      members and community partners;
      * Develop campaign workplans and timelines;
      * Create strategic partnerships at the community and city-wide levels;
      * Conduct leadership development programs & trainings for union and
      community members;
      * Create community education programs, materials and training
      materials; and
      * Do database and office work related to his/her organizing.

      Qualifications:

      * Experience working with or knowledge of Washington Heights and
      or the South Bronx a plus;

      * Coalition building and outreach skills among community
      institutions, grassroots organizations, unions, churches, service
      agencies, etc.;

      * Team building and leadership development skills;

      * Experience implementing grassroots action and policy campaigns;

      * Ability to communicate in Spanish and English is required; and

      * Commitment and passion for social justice.

      Salary: Commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package.

      E-mail cover letter and resume to:

      Gouri Sadhwani, NYCPP
      101 Avenue of the Americas, 23rd Floor
      New York, NY 10013
      Fax: 212-388-3210
      gsadhwani@...

      The NYCPP is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women,
      LGBT and people of color are encouraged to apply.

      -------------------------------------------------
      Gouri Sadhwani
      Executive Director
      New York Civic Participation Project (NYCPP) & La Fuente, Inc.
      101 Avenue of the Americas, 23rd floor
      New York, NY 10013
      tel: 212-388-3208
      fax: 212-388-3210
      www.nycpp.org

      NYCPP, a project of La Fuente, a Tri-State Worker & Community Fund,
      Inc., works with labor unions and community groups to promote immigrant
      and worker rights.

      ***

      2) Education Associate for Contemporary Immigrant Perspectives, Lower East Side
      Tenement Museum (NYC)

      Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 10:23:00 -0400
      From: Maggie Russell-Ciardi <mrussellciardi@...>
      Subject: Job Announcement

      Greetings:

      Could you please include the following position in your next job
      announcement email? Thanks in advance.

      Sincerely,
      Maggie Russell-Ciardi

      Education Associate for Contemporary Immigrant Perspectives

      The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is seeking an Education Associate for
      Contemporary Immigrant Perspectives, who will report to the Education
      Director. S/he will be responsible for: helping to promote dialogue on
      contemporary immigration-related issues; incorporating the diverse
      perspectives of contemporary immigrants into the Museum's programming; and
      constantly striving to make the Museum more accessible to and relevant for
      new immigrants. S/he also assists the Education Director in raising
      awareness among Museum staff about various viewpoints on issues related to
      contemporary immigration.

      Responsibilities include:

      * Coordinate the Kitchen Conversations dialogue and Dialogue on Diversity
      programs;
      * Coordinate the Shared Journeys English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
      programs;
      * Coordinate the Windows of 97 art installation program and corresponding
      public programs;
      * Assist with marketing and fundraising for above programs;
      * Represent the Museum to funders, press, artists, exhibitors, and others as
      needed;
      * Facilitate education programs for learners of all ages;
      * Participate in weekly Education Department and staff meetings;
      * Assist with planning/developing other education department programs and
      projects; and
      * Serve as Tour Coordinator on Saturdays.

      Required Qualifications:

      * At least three years work experience, preferably in a non-profit
      organization;
      * Interest in immigration, familiarity with contemporary immigration issues,
      and sensitivity to immigrant concerns;
      * Interest in and commitment to dialogic learning and civic engagement;
      * Extremely detail-oriented and organized;
      * Ability to take initiative and work well both independently and in a team
      environment;
      * Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
      * Excellent interpersonal skills.

      The ideal candidate would also have the following:

      * Some supervision experience;
      * Experience with public speaking;
      * Experience as a dialogue facilitator;
      * Experience with ESOL education, ideally as an instructor;
      * Some experience with art administration;
      * Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook; and
      * Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Fukianese.

      Salary in low 30s with good benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, 2-3
      page writing sample, and three references no later than October 14 to Maggie
      Russell-Ciardi at mrussellciardi@.... Please put "Education Associate
      Position" in the subject line. No phone calls please. Candidates are strongly
      encouraged to visit http://www.tenement.org/ for additional information about
      the Tenement Museum prior to submitting their application.

      ***
      3) Cuban-Haitian Outreach Coordinator , New Jersey Immigration Policy Network
      (NJ)

      From: Partha Banerjee [mailto:pbanerjee@...]
      Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 11:16 AM

      Position Open Immediately

      New Jersey Immigration Policy Network
      Cuban-Haitian Outreach Coordinator

      This is a grant-based position (employment will continue only for the duration
      of the grant).

      General:

      1. The Cuban-Haitian Community Outreach Coordinator ("Coordinator") is
      the person in charge of the state-government-sponsored NJIPN activities
      with the Cuban-Haitian refugee and asylee community. The Coordinator
      must be appreciative of and responsive to the needs of NJIPN and its
      network constituencies. The Coordinator will function under the frequent
      guidance and supervision of the executive director.

      2. The Coordinator must have the ability to effectively represent NJIPN
      at events and meetings. Various organizations and individuals, members,
      coalition partners, and professionals including those working in the
      field of immigration policy and advocacy constitute the NJIPN coalition
      across the state of New Jersey and beyond.

      3. The nature of the position is such that working hours must be
      flexible. However, the Coordinator will schedule a minimum of 40 hours
      per week. Weekend and evening meetings are held routinely and often.

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      The Coordinator's outreach strategy includes the following major
      elements:

      1) Existing relationships established in previous years, including key
      Cuban-Haitian community leaders, grassroots and community organizations,
      law-enforcement officers, among others;

      2) The Network's statewide membership base in general, and a number of
      community-based organizations (CBO's) that are closely linked with
      persons in various Cuban-Haitian neighborhoods, in particular.

      Specific Goals:

      Goal #1: Strengthen existing community networks among the Cuban-Haitian
      population and establish new ones to develop crime preventive strategies
      and programs.

      Objectives:

      1) Conduct one statewide summit in this year -- as in previous years --
      bringing together key leaders to define: 1) specific barriers faced by
      Cuban-Haitian entrants, 2) proposed channels for prevention and
      deterrence of exploitation/victimization, 3) and the framework for
      outreach. (It is anticipated that 100 participants will attend).

      2) Coordinate 12 (twelve) committee meetings, The four committees will
      be "Education and Resource", "Cuban-Haitian Women's Issues", "Policy and
      Advocacy", and the "NJ Cuban-Haitian Cultural Committee".
      Representatives of the committee will consist of various sectors
      thoughout the state of NJ (religious, civic, law enforcement, legal
      services, education, health, business, social service, and Cuban-Haitian
      student associations, among others) to assist in developing community
      presentations/education forums to engage the Cuban-Haitian community in
      the project activities and to review the project's progress and impact
      on the community.

      Goal #2: Reduce the incidences of victimization, exploitation and crime
      by increasing civic participation, therefore empowering Cuban-Haitian
      entrants to be more proactive on their own behalf.

      Objectives:

      1) Maintain an 800-number "assistance line" to direct assistance-seeking
      callers from the Cuban-Haitian community to appropriate service
      providers in the support network.

      2) Conduct in coordination with local community based and grassroots
      organizations, 7(seven) community/regional presentations/education
      groups, (three in each of three regions) to a total of 360 participants,
      on topics identified through the summit, community liaison group, and
      through previous presentations/education groups.

      3) Conduct 3 (three) leadership development training for key
      leaders/organizations. Among them: grant writing, fund raising,
      organizational management, and community mobilization and empowerment,
      or others as identified by the key leaders, for a total of 30
      participants.

      4) Update the statewide service directory, created in year one, specific
      to the Cuban-Haitian community of services/providers that provides
      contact information, range of services, service fees and linguistic
      capability.

      Other Goals:

      Create a better perception among the community in New Jersey about
      immigrants and their concerns and their relationship to the American
      principles of democracy, equality and civil and human rights and
      liberties.

      Requirements:

      1. Minimum of 1-2 years of experience as an organizer in the
      Cuban-Haitian community.

      2. Familiarity with the operation of non-profits and rights and justice
      movements through work experience.

      3. Experience to work with grassroots groups, immigrant rights and
      justice groups and other peer organizations in New Jersey.

      4. Understand the Network's larger mission and progressive coalition
      building.

      5. Appreciative of working in a mutually respectful, professional, open
      environment.

      6. Able to easily communicate in English and Haitian Creole.

      Additional Qualifications:

      1. Working knowledge of French or Spanish a plus.

      2. Proficiency in public speaking.

      3. Able to handle multitasking.

      4. Abilities to supervise junior staff, interns and volunteers.

      5. Abilities to drive own car throughout NJ and nearby areas with a
      valid driver's license.

      6. Highly organized and motivated.

      7. Can perform research and write reports.

      8. Is willing to learn and share ideas and information with others.

      Compensation: $37,000-40,000 (annual) plus benefits.

      Interested person should contact immediately:

      Dr. Partha Banerjee, Executive Director, New Jersey Immigration Policy
      Network, 89 Market Street, 7th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102. Email:
      njipn@.... No phone calls.

      ***

      4) Immigration Attorney, La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc. (Newark, NJ)

      From: njipn@...
      Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:10 PM

      FWD by: Wendy Aime Giron
      Deputy Director

      La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc.
      Hispanic Women's Resource Center & Personal Development Division

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

      Title: Immigration Attorney

      Summary:

      This person is responsible for providing immigration services to the
      community in a non-profit environment that includes filing forms and
      representing clients in immigration court. Individual is also
      responsible for direct instruction of clients on typical INS interview
      procedures and questions. Attorney is also responsible for conducting
      community workshops on immigration matters, where participants may
      engage in an educational question and answer dialogue and format.
      Individual must be licensed.

      Work Schedule and Pay:

      We require flexible work hours to include daytime, evening, and
      weekends. Pay rate is commensurate with experience.

      Qualifications:

      - J.D. degree with proof of eligibility to practice law.
      - Experience working with immigrant communities.
      - Excellent verbal and written skills
      - Must be computer literate and have rudimentary knowledge of Word &
      Excel
      - Bilingual (English - Spanish) a major plus
      - Excellent organizational and time management skills

      Duties:

      - Meets with clients and provides them with appropriate immigration
      services, based on their individual needs.

      - Maintains client files and confidential documentation.

      - Responsible for accurate record keeping of all clients and services
      rendered.

      - Assists in compiling data for reporting purposes.

      - Conducts educational sessions (both individual and group) on
      immigration law, issues, and other general matters.

      TO APPLY: If you meet the qualifications, please email your MS Word
      resume and salary requirements to wmelendez@... or fax to
      973-481-2448

      ***

      5) Part-Time Assistant, Law Office of Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran (NYC)

      From: Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran [mailto:v.rudra@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:47 PM
      Subject: Office Assitant

      I am looking for a Part-Time assistant (in the afternoon) for my office.

      Thank you
      Rudra

      Law Office of Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran

      Office Assistant (Part-Time from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

      Primary responsibility will include:

      * Type BIA and Federal court briefs, Motions, etc.
      * Administrative filing of clients' legal documents and other documents
      * Make follow up calls to the ICE officers
      * Answer phones and take messages
      * Prepare forms for clients in EILA program (will train)
      * Complete other duties as required

      Qualifications required from the candidate:

      * Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
      * Good English writing skills
      * Capable of working with very minimal supervision
      * Working experience in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and internet access
      * Willingness to do non-substantive administrative work (filing, mailing, etc.)

      Hourly Rate: $10.00 per hour

      Location: (close to Penn Station)
      875 Avenue of the Americas (31st Street and 6th Avenue)
      Suite 2309
      New York, NY 10001
      Tel: (212) 290-2925
      FAX: (212) 290-2303
      E-Mail: v.rudra@...

      ***

      6) Immigration Attorney & Immigration Paralegal (2 positions), My Sisters'
      Place (Yonkers, NY)

      From: Hamra Ahmad
      Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 12:28 PM

      Please see attached job postings for an Immigration Attorney and Immigration
      Paralegal positions. Thank you.

      Hamra Ahmad
      Staff Attorney
      My Sisters' Place, Inc.
      45 Ludlow Street, Suite 310
      Yonkers, NY 10705
      Tel. 914-963-6701, Ext. 106
      Fax. 914-963-1711

      ---

      My Sisters' Place
      Job Announcement

      Job Title: Immigration Law Attorney
      Full-Time
      Department: Legal Center
      Position Reports to: Supervising Attorney
      Immigration Unit

      My Sisters' Place is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in
      Westchester County, NY, that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in
      center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field
      of domestic violence advocacy and services. Our many programs include two
      residential shelters, individual counseling and advocacy children's programs,
      support groups, a legal center, life skills training, school-based domestic
      violence prevention education and outreach programs. Since 1997, our Legal
      Center has provided an array of legal services, outreach and education to
      communities in Westchester.

      Position Overview

      My Sisters' Place is seeking an immigration attorney, who will work out of our
      Yonkers Office. This full-time position is funded by the Legal Assistance
      Victims Grant from the Department of Justice. The Immigration Attorney will
      provide legal representation and advocacy to non citizen victims of domestic
      violence before Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) on a variety of
      legal matters including but not limited to: Violence Against Women Act Self
      Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status Applications, U visas,
      and T visas. The attorney will work under the supervision of the Supervising
      Attorney of the Immigration Unit and the Legal Center Director, but will take
      primary responsibility for her/his own caseload, and will be in charge of
      intake and assessments.

      Duties
      * Provide legal representation and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in
      immigration law matters, including all aspects of preparing VAWA
      Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status Applications, U
      visas, and T visas
      * Conduct intake and assessment of potential clients
      * Assist Supervising Attorney in conducting outreach and training to private
      bar
      * Track and collect statistical information for grant reports
      * Compile and draft semi-annual grant reports for funder
      * Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

      Qualifications

      * J.D. Law Degree with admission to New York State Bar
      * At least 1-3 years relevant immigration law experience related to domestic
      violence
      * Experience working with diverse communities
      * Non-profit domestic violence work experience preferred
      * Proficiency in Spanish oral and written communication preferred
      * Excellent written and oral communication skills
      * Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
      * Excellent organizational skills, time management and record keeping skills,
      including the ability to work independently, assess priorities, take
      initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
      * Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively
      and to interact with management and program staff

      Salary
      * The salary for this position is between $40,000 and $45,000, depending on
      experience. It also includes a benefits package.
      Send cover letter, resume and writing sample by mail or e-mail to:
      Hamra Ahmad, Esq.
      Supervising Attorney
      Immigration Unit
      My Sisters' Place
      45 Ludlow Street - Suite 310
      Yonkers, NY 10705
      hahmad@...

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------

      My Sisters' Place
      Job Announcement

      Job Title: Immigration Paralegal
      Full-Time
      Department: Legal Center
      Position Reports to: Supervising Attorney
      Immigration Unit

      My Sisters' Place is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in
      Westchester County, NY, that has grown from a grassroots task force and drop-in
      center formalized in 1978 into a cutting-edge leader and resource in the field
      of domestic violence advocacy and services. Our many programs include two
      residential shelters, individual counseling and advocacy children's programs,
      support groups, a legal center, life skills training, school-based domestic
      violence prevention education and outreach programs. Since 1997, our Legal
      Center has provided an array of legal services, outreach and education to
      communities in Westchester. My Sisters' Place is currently seeking to fill the
      position of full-time Immigration Paralegal.

      Position Overview
      The Immigration Paralegal will provide administrative support to the
      Immigration Unit of the Legal Center by:

      * Assisting immigration staff attorneys in preparing petitions including all
      aspects of VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, Adjustment of Status
      Applications, U visas, and T visas
      * Conducting intake of potential clients at the Westchester County Family Court
      in New Rochelle
      * Translating documents and providing interpretation
      * Assisting clients in collecting necessary documents
      * Collecting and entering case statistical information for grant reports
      * Preparing monthly statistical reports
      * Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor

      Qualifications
      * Bachelor's degree required
      * Fluency in Spanish oral and written communication required
      * Non-profit domestic violence and/or social service work experience preferred
      * Excellent written and oral communications skills.
      * Cultural competency with low-income immigrant groups
      * Ability to work independently, assess priorities, multi-task and meet
      deadlines
      * Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, Microsoft Outlook and
      database programs as well as immigration forms software, typing and data entry
      * Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively
      and to interact with management and program staff
      * Willingness to apply for BIA accreditation

      Salary
      * The salary for this position is between $30,000 and $35,000, depending on
      experience. It also includes a benefits package.
      Send resume and cover letter preferably by email, or by mail to:
      Hamra Ahmad, Esq.
      Supervising Attorney
      Immigration Unit
      My Sisters' Place
      45 Ludlow Street - Suite 310
      Yonkers, NY 10705
      hahmad@...


      ***

      7) Legal Assistant, Law Firm of Lansner & Kubitschek (NYC)

      From: beena ahmad
      Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 7:49 PM
      Subject: FW: Job Opening: legal assistant with small nyc civil rights law firm

      My firm is currently hiring legal assistants. I would be happy to
      field any questions or talk about my experiences with Lansner &
      Kubitschek.

      JOB DESCRIPTION: Legal Assistant
      FIRM: Lansner & Kubitschek
      OPENING: immediately

      Lansner & Kubitschek has openings for the position of legal assistant,
      available immediately, for college graduates and anyone interested in
      using the law to further social change. We are a small, private,
      public interest law firm that specializes in civil rights law, family
      law, matrimonial law and Social Security disability law. We handle
      lawsuits on behalf of children abused in foster care and parents
      whose children have been illegally removed from them. We represent
      parents in the Family Court who are being prosecuted for abuse and
      neglect. Finally, we represent claimants in Social Security
      Disability cases, both at the hearing level and on appeal in Federal
      Court.

      Our legal assistants' duties include case management, intakes
      with prospective clients, drafting legal documents, investigations,
      representation at administrative hearings, and assisting in all
      phases of litigation. We are seeking candidates who are able to take
      initiative, follow through on assignments, handle multiple tasks and
      think critically. Excellent speaking and writing skills are
      important, and proficiency in Spanish or any other language is a
      plus. No prior legal experience or training is required.

      Please send a resume, cover letter, references, and a writing
      sample to the address above or by email to me at
      beena_ahmad@...

      Lansner & Kubitschek is an equal opportunity employer.

      ***

      8) Organizer, US Labor Against the War (flexible location)

      Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 09:03:25 -0700
      From: Marsha Steinberg
      Subject: USLAW Seeks Organizer

      For Immediate Release and Circulation: August 31, 2005
      (Labor and social justice organizations are requested to circulate
      this announcement.)

      USLAW Job Announcement: Organizer

      US Labor Against the War (USLAW) seeks a full-time (or two half time)
      organizer(s) based in either the Midwest or East to help recruit affiliates and
      individual associate members, build participation in USLAW activities and
      programs, conduct worker education on the Iraq war and US foreign and domestic
      policies, and to otherwise advance the objectives and mission of USLAW.

      USLAW is a national organization composed of affiliated labor unions, central
      labor councils, state labor federations, allied labor constituency groups,
      labor antiwar committees, and other labor organizations founded in 2003 to
      oppose the war and occupation of Iraq, to fight for a new foreign policy based
      on pursuit of peace and respect for national sovereignty and self-determination
      of peoples, to change US domestic priorities to serve human needs rather than
      war, militarism and corporate interests, and to build solidarity with labor
      movements around the world, foremost in Iraq. It has over 110 affiliates,
      representing more than three million workers. (More information about USLAW --
      its history, mission, affiliates, program and achievements -- may be found at
      its website at www.uslaboragainstwar.org.)

      Qualifications

      Applicants should have a working familiarity with the labor movement
      and experience working with and/or for unions and related
      organizations. They must share USLAW's mission and objectives and
      have a track record of antiwar or related social justice activity.

      They will work under the direction of USLAW leadership and senior staff. They
      should be able highly motivated, dedicated and disciplined self-starters
      willing to work an unstructured schedule which may include periodic long hours,
      night and weekend work, and who can function without close supervision. They
      must be computer literate (able to communicate via email, navigate and utilize
      the World Wide Web, prepare documents, flyers and reports in Word or Word
      Perfect and PDF, able to utilize spreadsheets to store and organize data);
      knowledge of website administration and design is a big plus but not required.
      Ability to communicate in Spanish is also highly desirable and preferred but
      not required. A cell phone is essential as is willingness to travel (automobile
      ownership is highly desirable) and spend short periods away from home.

      Compensation and Benefits

      Salary: $35-45,000, depending on experience. Term of employment initially will
      be one year, but will be extended contingent on satisfactory performance and
      resource availability. (The lion's share of USLAW income is generated from
      affiliation and membership fees.)

      USLAW will provide reimbursement for individual medical insurance
      (employee-only).

      USLAW is a affirmative action equal opportunity employer: women and
      people of color are especially urged to apply.

      Applicants should send their current resume and three references to
      info@....


      DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 10, 2005.

      ***

      9) Translators/Interpreters - Spanish, Bengali, Urdu, New York City Department
      of Education (NYC)

      Job Title:
      Translator/Interpreter (Spanish)
      Translator/Interpreter (Bengali)
      Translator/Interpreter (Urdu)

      Employer: New York City Department of Education

      Description:

      The Translation and Interpretation Unit of the NYCDOE is hiring an on-site team
      of experienced translators to work on translation, editing and proofreading of
      a variety of documents for dissemination to non-English-speaking parents and
      communities. While the daily focus will be on translation of written documents,
      the position may also require interpreting as a secondary function.

      Major Responsibilities

      - Prepare written translations of NYCDOE documents that have been identified as
      information that must be distributed to the parents of students.
      - Review translated materials submitted by vendors (or other NYCDOE staff
      members) and edit for accuracy, grammar, style and consistency.
      - Collaborate with team members to create standardized terminology and glossary
      databases.
      - Represent the NYCDOE in all matters as they relate to the culture of the
      language of the Translator/Interpreter.
      - Provide simultaneous and consecutive interpretation on occasion at scheduled
      events throughout the area encompassed by the DOE. The former may be with the
      use of interpreting equipment.
      - Provide over-the-phone interpreting or sight translations on occasion.

      Minimum Requirements:

      - Native or near native fluency in one of the languages listed above
      - Proficiency in English
      - Experience as professional translator
      - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

      Preferred Qualifications:

      - Study, volunteer or work experience in the field of education

      To apply, please send resume and cover letter to translations@...

      Salary Range: $37,784 - $52,735

      ***

      10) Senior Program Associate, Immigrant Access to Justice, Vera Institute of
      Justice (NYC)

      Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 13:22:05 -0400
      From: Anita Khashu <AnitaKhashu@...>

      Please post this job listing.

      Vera Institute of Justice- Senior Program Associate- Immigrant Access to
      Justice
      Start date: Immediate

      The Vera Institute of Justice is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated
      to making government policies and practices more fair, humane, and
      efficient. Collaborating with communities and government since 1961, Vera
      develops innovative programs and conducts research designed to expand the
      practice of justice and improve the quality of urban life.

      Description:
      The Vera Institute seeks a lawyer with at least four years professional
      experience in immigration law, immigrant rights, or youth justice to join a
      group of staff working on programs to improve immigrant access to justice
      and public safety services. The Senior Program Associate will primarily work
      on a new national project, funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement
      (ORR), aimed at improving legal representation for unaccompanied immigrant
      children in immigration court. Vera will be subcontracting with several
      non-profit legal service organizations to implement the program in cities
      throughout the country where unaccompanied children are held in ORR custody.
      The Senior Program Associate will be the primary point of contact for the
      subcontracting organizations and will be responsible for managing the
      day-to-day operations of the project. He or she will also be responsible for
      organizing training conferences, coordinating technical assistance to the
      subcontractors, and working closely with the research staff to evaluate the
      program. He or she will also work with a small team of Vera researchers,
      attorneys, and program staff focused on managing, evaluating, and providing
      technical assistance locally and nationally to a variety of other programs
      aimed at improving immigrant access to justice including a national legal
      orientation program for detainees in DHS facilities and a project to improve
      language accessibility of policing and criminal justice services.

      Responsibilities include:

      * Conducting background legal, policy, and/ or demographic research
      * Interviewing expert legal and social service providers working with
      immigrant communities
      * Preparing reports to ORR and other partner agencies
      * Conducting site visits of programs throughout the nation
      * Drafting memos and reports
      * Maintaining regular channels of communication between Vera,
      subcontracting organizations, ORR, and other stakeholders
      * Collaborating with other organizations working in the field
      including the US Commission on Refugees and Immigrants

      Qualifications:

      * Lawyer with at least 4 years professional experience in immigration
      law, immigrant rights, immigrant integration policy, and/or youth justice
      * Highly motivated, detail oriented person
      * Strong writing and communication skills
      * Experience working with immigrant communities
      * Ability to think creatively and to work with a variety of
      constituencies, including immigrants, social service providers, and
      government officials
      * Experience recruiting, mentoring, or conducting outreach to pro bono
      attorneys

      Salary: 50s to 60s, depending on experience

      To apply for this position send a cover letter and resume to:

      Anita Khashu
      Vera Institute of Justice
      233 Broadway, 12th Floor
      New York, NY 10279

      e-mail: srpa.imm@...
      fax: 212-941-9407

      The Vera Institute of Justice values diversity and is an equal opportunity
      employer

      Anita Khashu
      Senior Planner
      The Vera Institute of Justice
      233 Broadway, 12th Floor
      New York, NY 10279
      (212) 376-3083
      anitakhashu@...

      ***

      11) Director of Senior Services, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
      (Long Island City, Queens, NY)


      Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 12:09:40 -0400
      From: "Robin Ghertner" <rghertner@...>
      Subject: FW: Job Opening: Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House

      Please inform your mailing list about this position opening in Long Island
      City, Queens.

      Thanks,

      Robin Ghertner
      Immigration Program Coordinator
      Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
      10-25 41st Ave.
      Long Island City, NY 11101
      (718) 784-7447 x 131
      fax: (718) 729-2063

      Director of Senior Services

      The Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House, a community-based organization
      in Long Island City, Queens, has an opening for Director of Senior Services.
      The Director of Senior Services is a management position overseeing the
      operation of recreation programs, social services, meal service, and special
      events at the Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center. Duties include development and
      evaluation of the program, including supervision of both full-time and
      part-time staff.

      We are seeking a Director with

      - Thorough knowledge of programming leisure time activities for older persons

      - The ability to plan, organize and direct a diversified recreation and social
      service program for senior citizens

      - The ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective partnerships
      with other organizations

      - Experience supervising, training, and motivating paid and volunteer employees

      - The ability to prepare clear and concise reports

      - Comfort speaking to audiences that may include participants who do not
      understand English

      - Experience managing budgets

      Previous experience with senior citizens and DFTA contracts and requirements
      (or other city, state, or government contracts) preferred. Due to an increase
      in Spanish-speaking immigrants in our community, we are interested in a
      Director that can speak both English and Spanish.

      Other Qualifications

      - Must be sensitive to the needs of older adults, as well as economically
      disadvantaged populations

      - Be able to work with a diverse group of participants as well as staff

      - Be encouraging, inspiring, and motivating on a daily basis

      - Must have excellent communications skills; especially listening and
      interpreting

      - Must be familiar with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

      Contact:

      Jennifer Sly, Director of Center for Adult Services
      jsly@...
      fax: 718-729-2063

      ***

      12) Program Officer, Ford Foundation (New Delhi, India)

      Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 09:12:02 +0530
      From: Infochangeindia <ccds@...>
      Subject: Ford Foundation Position Announcement

      THE FORD FOUNDATION
      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

      PROGRAM OFFICER
      Peace and Social Justice Program
      Civil Society and Social Justice
      India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

      Summary Description: The new Program Officer will be responsible for
      developing and overseeing the Foundation's work designed to strengthen
      the links between civil society and social justice in South Asia.
      Existing work in this regard includes a) support to social justice
      philanthropy in the region through new and existing philanthropic
      foundations, and b) strengthening the capacities, accountabilities, and
      connections of key civil society organizations, networks and movements,
      especially those that advance social justice agendas. South Asia is
      facing a period of tremendous opportunity and growth for some segments of
      the population on the one hand, and a risk of further deprivation and
      alienation of marginalized groups, on the other. The Foundation has a
      long tradition of working with the latter groups, but there are new and
      difficult challen ges ahea ile consolidating existing areas of work, will
      evaluate and identify priority areas for support based upon an assessment
      of current needs and emerging opportunities. This portfolio complements
      work being done through other Program Officers in the New Delhi office.

      The Program Officer is responsible for identifying prospective grantees;
      soliciting, reviewing and responding to grant proposals; and preparing
      recommendations for Foundation funding. S/he will also be expected to
      develop and maintain close working relationships with other donors,
      existing and potential grantees, and with leaders in civil society,
      academic institutions, and government. The Program Officer works under
      the direction of the Representative, in close cooperation with other
      Program Officers and administrative staff in the New Delhi office. S/he
      will also be expected to take a leadership role in learning activities
      and programmatic collaboration in the Governance and Civil Society Unit's
      global &ldquo;community of practice.&rdquo;

      The New Delhi office of the Foundation provides grants to organizations
      in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The oldest of the Foundation's overseas
      offices, it has a track record of initiating and scaling up key civil
      society and academic institutions in the region and has a history of
      successful partnership with civil society and government. In recent
      years, the Foundation has supported the establishment and growth of
      foundations and other civil society organizations and networks
      representing the concerns of marginalized communities, such as dalits,
      adivasis, women, slum dwellers, and minorities.

      Qualifications: An advanced degree in the social sciences, expertise in
      the social, political and economic development of South Asia, and
      significant experience working with civil society organizations,
      preferably in the region, are required, as are strong conceptual,
      analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, as
      well as the ability to work with a diverse range of institutions and
      individuals. Knowledge of Hindi (or another key South Asian language),
      experience in supporting foundations and other philanthropic
      institutions, and prior grant-making experience are preferred.

      Salary is based on experience and on the Foundation's commitment to
      internal equity. A generous benefits package is provided.

      To apply for the position visit www.fordfound.org/employment or send
      full application materials (consisting of substantive cover letter, c.v.,
      and a 5-20 page sole-authored writing sample in English) to Ms. Sarah
      Ashton at 320 E. 43rd St., New York, NY 10017, USA, by October 18, 2005.

      Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental
      principles at the Ford Foundation, where employment and promotional
      opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications
      without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual
      orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status,
      citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected
      characteristic as established under law.

      ***

      13) Project Associate, Center for Immigrant Education & Training (NYC)

      http://fdncenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=116800082
      Posted: September 19, 2005

      Project Associate
      Center for Immigrant Education & Training
      New York, New York

      The Project Associate provides administrative support for a new national
      demonstration grant that will focus on the development and dissemination
      of customized curricula and instructional materials for English Language
      Learners in the Hospitality industry. The Project Associate will be a
      key member of the administrative team with responsibility for managing
      on-going communication and assisting with administrative tasks. Other
      responsibilities include managing external communication and outreach
      for the Center for Immigrant Education and Training as well as providing
      administrative back-up assistance for its Director.

      Job Responsibilities: Provide Administrative Support for Project "Hotel
      TEACH" (60%)

      * Provide Administrative Support for Project Activities
      Sample tasks:
      - Schedule and confirm meetings; Prepare meeting materials
      - Secure space and make other arrangements for meetings
      - Disseminate materials
      - Follow up with partners regarding tasks and activities.
      * Organize and maintain all project files and materials
      Sample tasks:
      - Assist in creation of project materials for presentations
      and distribution
      - Organize & maintain files of all of the materials created
      and acquired:
      * Manage Communication regarding Project activities:
      Sample tasks
      - Manage e-mailbox queries & respond to queries for materials.
      - Maintain mailing lists of queries.
      - Post materials and other project information on website
      - Assist in the preparation and of reports
      * Serve as Program Assistant to Hotel TEACH
      Sample tasks:
      - Organize and assist with outreach, recruitment & orientation
      - Maintain student database & produce necessary reports
      - Assist faculty with securing instructional materials
      * Other tasks as assigned.

      Manage External Communications for the Center: (20%)
      Sample tasks:

      * Identify and collect success stories/outcomes from all programs
      * Work with LaGuardia public relations and Center staff to publicize
      news events
      * Create and update program flyers and informational materials;
      * Assist in outreach to media.

      Serve as Administrative Assistant to Director: (20%)
      Sample tasks:

      * Schedule meetings & maintain calendar; assist in the preparation
      of meeting materials
      * Set up and maintain files.
      * Research information needed for grant proposals or presentations
      * Provide clerical assistance as needed.

      Desired Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree; Strong written and
      verbal communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal
      skills; Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure of
      deadlines; ability to take initiative, solve problems and think
      creatively; Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook and web software.
      Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Commitment to
      working with low-income immigrant communities desired. Related
      experience a plus.

      Salary & Benefits: $28,000-$30,000. Commensurate with qualifications.
      Excellent benefits through CUNY Research Foundation. Affirmative
      Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

      To Apply: No phone calls. Submit cover letter and resume to:

      Francisco W. Hago
      Data Manager
      Center for Immigrant Education & Training
      LaGuardia Community College C-251 E
      31-10 Thomson Avenue
      Long Island City, NY 11101
      Fax: (718) 609-2001
      E-mail: fhago@...

      ***

      14) Deputy Vice President of Information Technology, International Rescue
      Committee (NYC)

      http://fdncenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=117000046
      Posted: September 21, 2005

      Deputy Vice President of Information Technology
      International Rescue Committee
      New York, New York

      BACKGROUND: The IRC promotes and supports the efficient use of
      information technology to further the mission of the organization. In
      order to accomplish this goal the Information Technology Unit will
      achieve the following objectives: (1) create a network infrastructure
      that links all parts of the agency; (2) improve the websites in order to
      engage donors and other supporters and provide timely information to
      both external and internal customers; (3) identify and implement new
      technology applications in order to improve operational efficiency at
      the agency.

      SCOPE OF WORK: The Deputy Vice President for Information Technology is
      responsible for the creation and implementation of a strategic
      technology plan for the organization worldwide. This plan will be
      developed in collaboration with the senior management of the
      organization and will achieve the objectives stated above. The Deputy
      Vice President for Information Technology will report to the CFO,
      supervise a staff of 10 and will work closely with colleagues in the
      International Country Programs, US Resettlement Programs, and HQ
      departments.

      ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

      * Develop a strategic technology plan for improving the use of
      Information Technology throughout the agency: at HQ in New York, in US
      Regional Resettlement Offices, and in approximately 25 International
      Country Offices;
      * Provide clear direction to the IT team by effectively
      communicating the strategic objectives that support the implementation
      of the IT plan;
      * Create and implement organization-wide policies and standards for
      the use of information technology;
      * Identify, evaluate and select new and emerging technologies that
      can be implemented and significantly improve operational efficiency;
      * Work closely with a Web Directions Team in order to provide
      support in implementing the IRC Web strategy;
      * Review, update, and present the Business Continuity Plan to
      address technology back-up support;
      * Assess IT resources in domestic and international locations and
      develop a plan for increased local support;
      * Assess the training needs of headquarters, resettlement and
      international operations and implement training program.

      REQUIREMENTS:

      * Minimum 10 years progressive managerial experience in Information
      Technology including project management or major development projects;
      * Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field;
      Advanced degree desirable
      * Experience in LAN design and support with Windows NT/2000/xp Pro
      server/client; Microsoft Exchange Server; Database support and basic
      systems administration
      * Previous work experience in an international non-profit
      environment desirable;
      * Demonstrated leadership skills: ability to successfully lead and
      guide an international agency in the use of IT systems;
      * Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the
      ability to effectively liaise with a variety of colleagues in a diverse
      multi-cultural environment;
      * Solid organizational skills: the ability to promote productivity
      in a fast-paced demanding work environment;
      * Flexible work attitude: the ability to be flexible, resourceful,
      and creative in an environment where resources have a cap;
      * The ability and willingness to travel to developing countries and
      domestic US locations.

      IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to
      race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age,
      marital status, veteran status or disability. IRC is an equal
      opportunity employer.

      To Apply: Submit resume and salary requirements online or via e-mail:

      International Rescue Committee
      E-mail: DomesticHR@...
      URL: http://www.theIRC.org

      Job Type: Senior Management
      Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

      ***

      15) Outreach Worker, Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project
      (Montgomery, AL)

      Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:42:00 -0500
      From: Mary Bauer <mbauer@...>
      Subject: Fabulous outreach worker position

      Are you a fabulous outreach worker or community organizer, or do you know
      someone who is? Then
      this is the job for you!

      SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
      IMMIGRANT JUSTICE PROJECT
      OUTREACH WORKER

      The Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking a
      bilingual (Spanish and English) outreach worker for its Immigrant Justice
      Project. The Project represents migrant farmworkers and other low-income
      immigrants in high-impact employment and civil rights cases throughout nine
      states in the south.

      The outreach worker will perform extensive outreach to clients and assist with
      field investigations, discovery, and trial preparation. The outreach worker
      will also assist the Center's attorneys with case management and support,
      conduct research, and organize information. Outreach to clients will involve
      substantial travel.

      The salary is $35,000 and an excellent benefits package. To apply, please
      submit a cover letter and resume, preferably by e-mail. Please send all
      application materials to:

      Legal Department Employment Coordinator
      Post Office Box 2087
      Montgomery, AL 36102-2087
      (334) 956-8200
      legal@...

      The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and
      welcomes applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

      Mary Bauer
      Director, Immigrant Justice Project
      Southern Poverty Law Center
      400 Washington Avenue
      Montgomery, Alabama 36104
      334-956-8200
      334-956-8481 (fax)
      1-800-591-3656 (toll-free for clients)
      mbauer@...

      ***

      16) Various from Idealist

      From: Myidealist [mailto:myidealist@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:16 AM

      Program Coordinator for the Immigrant Women and Children Project
      Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc.
      New York, New York United States
      http://www.idealist.org/en/jobs/93778-316/151580-156

      Program Administrative Assistant
      Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
      New York, New York United States
      Salary: Commensurate with experience
      http://www.idealist.org/en/jobs/127612-87/151544-310

      From: Myidealist [mailto:myidealist@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 2:40 AM

      Finance and Administrative Associate
      South Asian Youth Action
      Elmhurst, New York United States
      Salary: Competitive. Based on experience. Includes benefits.
      http://www.idealist.org/en/jobs/81364-258/153712-303

      Lead Organizer
      Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) of Brooklyn
      Brooklyn, New York United States
      Salary: 34K+ DOE
      http://www.idealist.org/en/jobs/87982-109/153648-173

      Immigration Attorney
      La Casa
      Newark, New Jersey United States
      Salary: DOE
      http://www.idealist.org/en/jobs/135809-157/153673-16

      Instructor [English as a Second Language, ESL]
      La Casa
      Newark, New Jersey United States
      Salary: $25/hr
      http://www.idealist.org/en/jobs/135809-157/153674-50

      From: Myidealist [mailto:myidealist@...]
      Sent: Wed 10/5/2005 3:02 AM

      Program Associate, Immigrant Access to Justice
      Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.
      New York, New York United States
      Salary: 50's-60's
      http://www.idealist.org/en/jobs/15736-312/153832-240

      Education Associate for Contemporary Immigrant Perspectives
      Lower East Side Tenement Museum
      New York, New York United States
      Salary: Low 30s
      http://www.idealist.org/en/jobs/22637-2/153773-23
       
       
       
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