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13 Nov 2021

Full-Time Immigration Project Associate

NCLR – Posted by NCLR San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Title: Immigration Project Associate
Department: Legal
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt Position: $28 per hour
Location: San Francisco, CA


Job Description

The National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, diligent, and motivated individual for a full-time Immigration Project Associate position in our San Francisco office. The Immigration Project Associate will work as a member of the legal staff, under supervision of the immigration attorneys and immigration program staff.

This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. NCLR is working remotely at this time, and we anticipate being back in the office in 2022; this position may occasionally be required to go to our office before it fully opens, as well as to attend hearings or interviews as needed. This is a non-remote position.


Key Responsibilities

  • Accompanying clients to civil, criminal, or immigration hearings and interviews when necessary. Serving as interpreter to clients if needed;
  • Assisting with helpline calls and correspondence concerning immigration and/or detention issues under the direction of attorneys;
  • Interviewing clients and potential clients and documenting their information accurately and completely;
  • Communicating with government and police agencies as needed to obtain information and documentation for cases;
  • Translating documents into English or Spanish when necessary;
  • Creating, documenting, and monitoring data entry into the client database and creating client reports and data exports from the client database;
  • Responding to individuals who have contacted NCLR in search of immigration services;
  • Assisting preparation of court filings;
  • Copying and scanning documents;
  • Collaborating with Communications and Development staff on media and public education related to immigration issues;
  • Maintaining and building relationships with immigrant rights community organizations and providers of healthcare, mental health, and other services to LGBTQ immigrants;
  • Assist immigration project clients in identifying other resources they may need (e.g., employment training, public benefits);
  • With the Immigration Project Director, overseeing the work of Immigration Project interns/volunteers as needed; and
  • Providing research and administrative support to the Immigration Project staff as needed.


Wages and Benefits

This is a full time, non-exempt position with an hourly wage of $28 per hour. Wage is non-negotiable. Excellent benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance with a low-cost share for employees, including generous coverage of reproductive healthcare and transition-related care services; vacation and holidays; eligibility to participate in a 401(k) plan; short-term and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; flexible spending pre-tax plans for qualified medical and child daycare expenses; and commuter pre-tax benefits.



  • 2-5 years experience in administrative workor providing direct services to clients. Experience providing immigration-related or legal services a plus;
  • Fluency in writing, reading and speaking in Spanish and English required. Interpreting experience a plus. Multi-lingual a plus;
  • Very strong computer skills. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Extensive awareness of and comfort with LGBTQ and immigration issues. Experience in immigrant rights movement a plus;
  • An awareness of and commitment to a broad range of racial and economic justice issues and an understanding of the multiple communities NCLR represents and enthusiastic about NCLR’s mission and programs;
  • Culturally competent and have an ability to interact with individuals of all economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds;
  • Lived experience with the immigration system a plus;
  • Well-organized, able to multi-task, a fast learner, and detail-oriented;
  • Able to take initiative and to work well under pressure to meet short- and long-term deadlines;
  • Flexible and able to function independently and as a member of a team; and
  • Willing to work some flexible hours when necessary.


EOE Statement

NCLR is an equal opportunity employer. NCLR is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex, sex stereotype, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, weight, height, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices including hiring, benefits, promotions, training, disciplinary action, and termination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights affirmatively values diversity and seeks to hire staff that reflects the diversity of our communities. Transgender people, non-binary people, intersex people, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

NCLR provides reasonable accommodations for the application, interview, or any other aspect of the employee selection process to applicants with disabilities. Please email to request an accommodation.

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Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: asylum, Community, and immigration. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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