Starting January 2024 – Full Time
At Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC), we recognize the inherent worth and dignity of all people. As our mission states, we at KIAC work for the well-being and empowerment of immigrants through education, advocacy and social justice. As members of this team, we envision a community where everyone, regardless of where they were born, has fair and equitable access to justice, respect and opportunity. It is this deep dedication to our mission and unrelenting focus on the success and well-being of our clients that moves us forward. At present, Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center is the only organization providing affordable and accessible services specific to immigrants in the West Salish/Puget Sound Region, and the need for these services is only growing. With strong staff-led Legal and Family Services programs, a dedicated team of volunteers, and a robust donor network, we provide our clients with the rights, resources and representation they seek to achieve their own goals and strengthen the web of support within our community.
KIAC’s Staff Attorney will provide direct representation to immigrants, individual consultations to prospective clients and community outreach, education and representation to unaccompanied children and youth facing removal (deportation) proceedings. This individual will manage a variety of immigration legal matters including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), asylum, self-petitions under VAWA, U visas, T visas and adjustment of status before USCIS, family-based petitions, consular processing, waivers, adjustment of status, and removal defense which may include the cases of people in immigration detention.
The mission at KIAC and the work of the Staff Attorney is supported by the Paralegal, the Legal Coordinator and the Legal Services Director along with the other members of KIAC’s staff and volunteer team.
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Reports to KIAC’s Legal Services Director
KITSAP IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE CENTER (KIAC) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER DEDICATED TO A POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT (INCLUDING APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT) ON ANY BASIS INCLUDING RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP, SEX, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PREGNANCY, VETERAN OR MILITARY STATUS, OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAW.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES MAY BE ENTITLED TO REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE TERMS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND CERTAIN STATE OR LOCAL LAWS.