Workers’ Rights Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney

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Posted: July 30, 2018

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Workers’ Rights Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney

*Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.*

Since 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus has worked to defend and promote the rights of low-income immigrants with the goal of building community power.  

Our workers’ rights program provides legal counseling, policy advocacy, direct services and impact litigation for low-income immigrant workers on a wide range of workplace problems, including race, national-origin, and gender discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour issues and unemployment insurance benefit appeals.  Our workers’ rights team also regularly partners with worker centers to support workplace organizing, worker-led campaigns, and the development of immigrant worker leaders.

Position Description: Advancing Justice-ALC seeks a Workers’ Rights Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney to lead its dynamic community-based advocacy for low-income immigrant workers. Significant experience in the field of immigrant workers’ rights is highly desired. The Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney will continue to build upon the program’s strategic goals and guide the direction of the work in partnership with the management team and program staff. The Manager/Senior Staff Attorney supervises a staff attorney and a community advocate.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and support the program’s direct services docket
  • Provide direct representation for low-wage workers on wage and hour, race, national origin, and gender discrimination, NLRA, and other labor and employment cases in the administrative context
  • Build and litigate impact cases, including class actions, in state and federal court
  • Provide legal support for worker-led and/or worker center-supported campaigns
  • Supervise and manage the program’s community education and outreach efforts, including the development of Know Your Rights presentations and materials
  • Build and maintain strategic community partnerships
  • Engage in public policy advocacy to advance pro-worker agenda on local, state, or federal levels
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. and J.D. degrees with membership in good standing with the California State Bar
  • An ideal minimum of seven (7) years related legal services or state/federal court litigation experience, including taking and defending depositions, law and motion work, and discovery
  • Substantive law experience in workers’ rights
  • Highly motivated and self-starting
  • Detail-oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience in managing attorneys and program staff
  • Ability to work with a highly diverse group of mission-driven lawyers and staff with a range of substantive law knowledge, experience, and expertise
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community advocates, and community-based organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of low-income, people of color, immigrant, or worker communities

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is based on our salary scale which accounts for years of relevant experience and principles of internal equity. The starting salary for an attorney manager with with 7 years of relevant experience is $74,000 and increases with additional years of relevant experience. A full benefits package is included.

Application Process: Interested candidates should e-mail the following to jobs@advancingjustice-alc.org: resume; cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications and experience; and three references. Kindly put “Application – Workers’ Rights Program Manager/Senior Staff Attorney” in the subject line of the e-mail. Please submit materials in PDF format. No phone calls, please.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.

ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org
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ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org

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My understanding is the US plans to deport 200 cambodians per year until everybody with an order of removal is deported. I don't mean to cause fear but I strongly encourage anybody with a removal order to fight their cases now because once you are detained it becomes much more difficult to have access to attorneys and other resources. I fear this cycle will continue over the next few years.

8 hours ago   ·  11

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None of us are free unless all of us are free from fear! This is unacceptable!

9 hours ago   ·  9
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I love you all, my Southeast Asian brothers and sisters! You’re not alone in this fight!!

4 hours ago   ·  1
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Started with Mexicans, Muslims, now Cambodians... who is next?

8 hours ago   ·  3

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Immigration lawyer ain’t going to do anything but take your money

5 hours ago   ·  2
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Again come on! This is no way to live😠

9 hours ago   ·  1
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Thavanh Vongkeo

7 hours ago
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Lean Pil share with your philly friends

6 hours ago
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David Seng

7 hours ago
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What about Stockton???? My brother in law check in march!!!! What should he do???

6 hours ago

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I am an immigration attorney and I was at immigration court today. I represented four individuals, all from Vietnam, all legal permanent residents with old crimes and recent entries to the U.S. I echo the suggestions above. If you have a removal/deportation order, if you have a history of crimes, if you plan on traveling outside of the U.S., speak with an immigration attorney.

2 hours ago   ·  1
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Devon Lernsdale

3 hours ago

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This is crazy... the group just left and they starting again already😡

8 hours ago
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Do we have information on Massachusetts?

9 hours ago

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Pechta Sok

6 hours ago
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Molly Mall

2 hours ago
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The Cambodian and Viet communities are again targeted by US militarism-police abuse: from being attacked and displaced in the war in Indochina to becoming refugees to living in US ghetto-conditions to jail now to deportation. This is generational torture by imperialism. Like the Central American exodus the US exports war and guns, imports labor via refugees, over polices them and deports people, and so the cycle continues. I am so sad and sick. I take actions at rallies and make donations to express my rage and solidarity but where do I put the sadness.

7 hours ago   ·  7

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Don’t Check it,go somewhere n live off the land, if your gon get deported anyway

5 hours ago
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