Esperanza Center (Catholic Charities of Baltimore)
Baltimore, MD (Hybrid schedule)
November 3, 2022
Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization with a diverse workforce of over 2000 employees of all faiths, ages and ethnicities who help to improve the lives of those we serve. We are the largest private provider of human services in Maryland operating over 80 programs throughout Maryland, serving children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants, and seniors. Here, you can build a career where you make meaningful differences in the lives of others as we fulfill our mission to love, serve, teach, and work for justice.
Catholic Charities of Baltimore is currently seeking a Supervising Attorney who will will provide day-to-day management of discrete aspects of the ILS Program including case selection, case management oversight, and assistance with grant writing and reporting, and supervising staff. The Supervising Attorney will also represent clients before local, state, and federal administrative offices such as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); Executive Office for Immigration Review, Baltimore Immigration Court (EOIR); and the U.S. Department of State (DOS).
Short Description of the program:
The Esperanza Center is a comprehensive immigrant resource center that offers hope and essential services to people who are new to the United States. Immigrants from all over the world have received important resources and compassionate guidance at the Esperanza Center since 1963. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide services and referrals, ESL education, health care, and low-cost immigration legal services to thousands of immigrants each year.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- Supervises Staff Attorneys, including regular performance check-ins.
- Assists in consultations with prospective clients.
- Handles a limited legal caseload.
- Provides legal representation of clients before the USCIS Baltimore District Office, the Asylum Office in Arlington, Virginia, and the Baltimore Immigration Court.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Law degree from an accredited law school.
- Licensed to practice law in at least one State, U.S. Territory, or a Federal District Court. Must be licensed to practice in Maryland
- Two years of immigration law practice experience required.
- Proven competency in the use of Microsoft Office in a Windows environment.
- Fluent in English and Spanish.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Excellent communication, analytic, and managerial skills.
- Ability to set priorities and exercise good judgment.
- Ability to work with clients from diverse cultures.
- Driving (Agency and/or personal vehicle) is required for this position. Driver must be at least 21 years of age, with a minimum of 2 years of driving experience, and a valid driver’s license issued by the state of residence. There can be no state issued restrictions on the licenses that would impede driver’s ability to operate the vehicle as required by the Agency, and there must not be more than three (3) points on their driving record.
- Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.
- Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.
- Communicating with others to exchange information.
- Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
- Hearing and vision abilities within normal range (corrected) to drive safely and to observe and communicate with others.
- Catholic Charities’ policy requires employees in this position to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, which includes a process for requesting exemption.
$80,000 annual salary