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Employment

IRAP is currently accepting applications for the following positions on a rolling basis. Please review each description for specific details on how to apply. Externships, internships, and fellowship positions can be found on this page. Independent contractor & consulting positions can be found on this page.

Employment Opportunities

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About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes. 

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City and Washington, DC), Jordan (Amman), Lebanon (Beirut), and Germany (Berlin). Through our work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 75 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office, with others working in our other offices or remotely. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

This role will exist within IRAP’s Operations Department, which is based in New York City and also has team members in Germany and Lebanon. IRAP’s Operations Department supports the work of our staff, interns, and volunteers around the world through IT, finance, human resources, and administrative avenues.

Opportunity

IRAP is growing our operations team as we seek to hire an Administrative and Events Coordinator to provide support to our New York office. They will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day office operations, and will independently problem solve any issues that arise related to our office space.

Specifically, the role would serve as the primary staff member on site in our office to organize mail, troubleshoot issues, and maintain our inventory and physical space.

The Administrative Coordinator will design and host team events, including happy hours, staff lunches, and team building opportunities for all staff.

The Administrative and Events Coordinator will report to the Director of Organizational Culture and work closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Operations Coordinator, and Technology Systems Manager.

Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Director of Organizational Culture to develop procedures for effective functioning of the office.
  • Manage existing vendor relationships, and at times, research new vendor options (including vendors for internet, security, food delivery, building access).
  • Manage mail retrieval and distribution.
  • Troubleshoot issues raised by staff related to the facilities of our New York office (i.e. printer isn’t working, we ran out of milk, it’s too cold).
  • Provide reception to guests at our front door.
  • Be the primary point of contact with building and security staff.
  • Maintain inventory and purchasing of office supplies, pantry supplies, and maintaining spaces where the supplies are kept.
  • Maintain day to day compliance, safety, efficiency, and management of office in accordance with building rules.
  • Maintain day to day compliance with IRAP’s health and safety protocols.
  • Assist with office design, maintenance and upkeep.
  • Assist with setting up new technology in the office, including docking stations, monitors, and peripheral computer technology.
  • Research and set up room booking technology and design office protocol to support it.
  • Design and host team events, including happy hours, staff lunches, and team building opportunities.
  • Promote a friendly and collegial office environment.

Location, Hours, and Duration

This position will work from our New York City office and is considered an essential public-facing staff role that is required to work from the office following city and state guidelines. The position is full-time (40 hours a week).

Qualifications

Required

  • At least one year of in person work experience (not remote). This includes, but is not limited to, office, retail or service industry work.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and come up with creative, innovative solutions.
  • Ability to use discretion and appropriate safeguards with confidential data.
  • Customer service orientation that helps IRAP staff feel comfortable in the office.
  • Fluency in oral English. Additional languages are a plus.
  • Excellent design and spatial aesthetics.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Preferred

  • Tech savvy and ability to quickly adapt to new systems.

Compensation

The annual salary for this non-exempt position will be $60,398 – $78,000 depending on years of experience, and is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter including salary expectations, resume, and contact information for three references using the application form available here. Application materials should be submitted in English. Review of applications will start on April 15, and continue on a rolling basis until a hire is made.

Candidates will be contacted for first-round interviews after April 15, and those advancing to second-round interviews will be asked to complete a timed exercise.

IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the legal profession.

This posting is viewable by itself at this link.

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal and policy advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization providing free and comprehensive legal services to people in need of a safe place to live and a safe way to get there. 

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City, Washington, D.C.), Jordan (Amman), Lebanon (Beirut), and Germany (Berlin). Our legal teams work closely with a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters across the United States and Canada. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 80 full-time staff members. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

IRAP’s Communications Department works in conjunction with all other programmatic and supporting departments and is currently comprised of three team members based in the New York City and Washington D.C. offices. IRAP’s Communications Department aims to empower and support refugees by promoting a positive image in the media and works across all departments to ensure consistent messaging of IRAP’s brand and work. 

Opportunity

IRAP is seeking an experienced full-time Media Relations Manager to lead IRAP’s press strategy and find opportunities to highlight IRAP’s programmatic priorities and institutional brand in earned media placements. We are looking for a creative storyteller who understands the constantly shifting media landscape and knows how to shape the narrative in a way that empowers those whose voices are rarely heard. The Media Relations Manager will be an integral part of the IRAP team, reporting to IRAP’s Communications Director.

Responsibilities

  • Work across all departments and offices to shape and manage proactive and reactive communications related to our work and clients.
  • Build strong relationships and engage with press across all formats at the local, national, and international level, including community media.  
  • Responsible for fielding inquiries, vetting reporters and outlets, and managing press lists.
  • Draft press releases, advisories, opinion editorials, messaging guidance, and talking points.
  • Conduct regular media trainings and coaching with IRAP staff and individual clients.
  • Plan and host press calls and conferences.
  • Identify news angles and proactively pitch stories and spokespeople.
  • Monitor media coverage and provide reports.
  • Research non-traditional media outlets and opportunities.

Location, Hours, and Duration

The candidate will work in IRAP’s U.S. office in New York City or Washington D.C., with a preference for New York City. Upon starting work at IRAP, work would be remote until it is safe to work from the office. IRAP provides the necessary work equipment. The position is full-time (40 hrs/week).

This position is an employment contract with no end date.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • 5+ years of work experience in communications, public relations, or journalism.
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, and leading multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Knowledge of media landscape and strong press relationships.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with an emphasis on the ability to distill complex legal topics into accessible and persuasive language that resonates with broad audiences.
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment, including outside of regular work hours.
  • Ability to handle and navigate matters of high sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Sensitivity to the empowerment of vulnerable populations and experience working with people of all backgrounds, for example LGBTI refugees or survivors of trauma, in a media context.
  • Experience with rapid response and crisis communications is preferred.
  • Fluency in languages other than English are a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

The annual salary for the position will be $75,854-$99,194 commensurate with experience and is covered by a collective bargaining unit.

IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including family health, dental, and vision benefits with no employee-paid premiums, a retirement plan with an employer matching component, and twenty days of vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year. 

Application Instructions

Please submit the following at this link:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • writing sample of a press release
  • 2 links to either published articles or op-eds you worked on in the last three years
  • a list of three references

Review of applications will be on a rolling basis until a hire is made.

IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented.

This posting is viewable by itself at this link.

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes.

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City and Washington D.C.), Jordan (Amman), Germany (Berlin) and Lebanon (Beirut). Our legal services are supplemented by a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading U.S. and international law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters across the United States and Canada. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 80 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

Opportunity
IRAP is hiring for multiple attorney positions for attorneys to work in direct legal services and be a part of the growing U.S. Legal Department in our New York office. The available positions will focus primarily on direct representation of refugees and other displaced people seeking admission or parole into the United States. The attorneys will also be responsible for aiding in training, supporting, and advising pro bono teams of law firm attorneys and law students representing refugees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, and other vulnerable individuals. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in refugee rights, human rights, immigration, and international law to be part of a growing agency that makes an impact on the lives of refugees and other displaced people. The positions report to senior members of the Legal Department. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and counsel and direct representation to a diverse caseload of clients, including refugees seeking resettlement or parole, U.S. wartime allies seeking Special Immigrant Status, family members of refugees seeking family reunification in the U.S., refugees seeking relief from removal, and asylum-seekers seeking asylum, withholding or CAT protection.
  • Assist IRAP’s U.S. Legal Department with managing and mentoring IRAP law school chapters and law firm attorneys, including monitoring case progress, providing expert legal advice, reviewing legal submissions, and conducting trainings, to ensure high-quality representation by our pro bono teams. 
  • Collaborate with the IRAP Litigation Department on any current and future high impact litigation efforts. 
  • Collaborate with the IRAP Policy Department to reform and improve the U.S. refugee and SIV processes. 
  • Assist with the management of legal interns, intake volunteers, and fellows.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Location

The candidate will work in one of IRAP’s U.S. offices in New York City or Washington D.C.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelors and JD or LLM required.
  • Must be admitted to practice law in the United States.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working in immigration and/or refugee law, preferably as an attorney providing direct legal services to immigrant and/or refugee communities.
  • Prior experience in immigration-related litigation before administrative tribunals or federal courts preferred.
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment.
  • Must be highly organized and motivated, able to multi-task, manage a high volume workload, and have excellent time management skills.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a preference for experience working in diverse and international work environments.
  • Sensitivity to client empowerment and to working with clients of all backgrounds, including LGBTI clients, survivors of trauma, and other vulnerable populations.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills. Excellent skills in a second language, particularly Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, or Spanish, is a plus but not required.
  • Salary and title will be commensurate with relevant legal experience. 

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references, along with a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, at this link. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis. 

IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the legal profession.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive (minimum salary of $77k for attorney with 3 years experience); this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including family health, dental, and vision benefits with no employee-paid premiums, a retirement plan with an employer matching component, flexible work schedule (only if applicable), and twenty days of vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year. 

 

This posting is viewable by itself at this link.

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal and policy advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization providing free and comprehensive legal services to people in need of a safe place to live and a safe way to get there.

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City, Washington, D.C.), Jordan (Amman), Lebanon (Beirut), and Germany (Berlin). Our legal teams work closely with a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters across the United States and Canada. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 80 full-time staff members. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

About the Department

IRAP’s Development Department cultivates a growing network of individual, corporate, and institutional donors to secure funding and support for IRAP’s programs. IRAP’s Development Department is currently comprised of four team members, with two members in the New York office and two team members who work remotely.

Opportunity

IRAP is seeking an Assistant Director of Institutional Giving to work with a creative, dynamic, and growing legal and human rights organization. IRAP’s Board, Executive Director, and development team have spent much time over the past few years building a network of engaged donors and supporters. The organization’s prospect pool is growing and IRAP is engaged in outreach and cultivation efforts with corporate, individual, and foundation funders. At this time, the organization seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Institutional Giving with the energy and experience to assist the development team in cultivating and stewarding institutional relationships, principally by preparing and submitting institutional proposals and reports. The Assistant Director of Institutional Giving will be an integral part of the IRAP team, reporting to IRAP’s Director of Institutional Giving.

Responsibilities

Foundations:

  • Work with the Director of Institutional Giving to draft LOIs, grant proposals, and reports, including proposal budgets and financial reports.
  • Maintain annual grants calendar to track deadlines for proposals, reports, and other relationship outreach.
  • Conduct research and prepare profiles on institutional prospects and exercise independent judgment and initiative in identifying and cultivating additional institutional prospects.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Giving and development team on strategic planning for institutional portfolio.
  • Work with the Director of Institutional Giving to prepare the Executive Director and relevant program staff in advance of meetings with institutional donors and prospects, including by providing background information, meeting goals, key points and recommendations.
  • Communicate across all IRAP departments and offices to understand potential funding needs, then identify and pursue funding opportunities to meet those needs.
  • Communicate with the various program departments on a regular basis to remain updated on program developments and to pitch or update funders on the organization’s work, accordingly.
  • Work with the Development Assistant to update and maintain institutional donor records in the Blackbaud database.

Communications:

  • Develop tailored, strategic communications to prospective funders and donors with specific programmatic interests.
  • Work with the Development Manager and Communications team to contribute to IRAP communications efforts, including quarterly newsletters, the Report to Supporters, materials for fundraising work, and ongoing development of messaging and branding.

Supervision:

  • No current direct reports, but potential to supervise administrative staff subject to department needs.

Location

  • Open to a candidate who wishes to work from home and is legally eligible to work in the United States, with ability to travel, as needed, for meetings.

Qualifications

  • At least seven years of direct experience with grant writing and institutional fundraising.
  • Superb writing, communications, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work comfortably with major donor prospects, attorneys, and partner organizations with diverse cultural and social orientations.
  • Must be highly organized and motivated, able to multitask, manage a high-volume workload, and have excellent time management skills.
  • Must have a broad and strategic mindset, with creative aptitude and effective use of independent judgment.
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and to develop solutions quickly and effectively.
  • Prior nonprofit/NGO employment is required.
  • Experience working with a CRM database management is a plus.
  • Microsoft Suite.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Interest in refugee/humanitarian issues required.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples of grant proposals or reports, and a list of three references at this link. Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 12.

IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with life experiences in the communities that we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the legal profession.

Compensation

The annual salary for the position will be $75,000 – $100,000 commensurate with experience. This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including family health, dental and vision benefits with no employee-paid premiums, a retirement plan with an employer matching component, and twenty days of vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year.

 

Staff Attorney (Sweden)

Complementary Pathways Team, Legal Services Department

Berlin, Germany

This posting is viewable by itself at this link.

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes.

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City and Washington, DC), Jordan (Amman), Lebanon (Beirut), and Germany (Berlin). Through our work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 80 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office, with others working in our other offices or remotely. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

IRAP’s Complementary Pathways team assists refugees seeking relocation from countries of first asylum through family reunification, humanitarian visa, private sponsorship, and other pathways outside of traditional resettlement. The Complementary Pathways team consists of the Director, Europe Legal Program Manager, Germany Family Reunification Consultant, and Caseworker, based in Berlin, the Project Manager and Legal Assistant, who are based in the U.S., and a Caseworker who works remotely. The team regularly works with other members of IRAP’s Legal Services team in New York, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Opportunity

IRAP is seeking to hire a Staff Attorney to represent refugees seeking relocation through complementary pathways, including family reunification and humanitarian visas, with a focus on family reunification to Sweden. Some of this work will be conducted as part of IRAP’s partnership with UNHCR to provide legal assistance to refugees in East Africa and the MENA region seeking reunification with family members in Europe and the U.S. In addition to directly representing clients, the Staff Attorney will oversee the work of caseworkers and provide guidance to IRAP staff members and volunteers on complementary pathways cases. Casework will primarily be done remotely, as IRAP clients are located throughout the world. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in refugee rights to be part of a growing, international legal aid organization. We anticipate that this position will be one of several hires in the department this year.

Responsibilities

  • Representing refugees and asylum seekers (including conducting intake interviews and research, drafting submissions, and ensuring follow-up with adjudicating bodies) in the following areas:
    • Direct representation of clients and collaboration with partner NGOs on family reunification cases to European countries and/or North America (with a focus on family reunification to Sweden).
    • Humanitarian visa applications to countries in Europe and North America.
  • Overseeing work of other IRAP staff, caseworkers, and volunteers on individual complementary pathways cases (including trainings and review of intake interviews and submissions)
  • Ensuring detailed and accurate record-keeping regarding all potential and active cases
  • Coordinating with partner organizations on cases involving relocation of asylum seekers or refugees
  • Other duties as assigned

Location, Hours, and Duration

The position will be based in Berlin, Germany. The team will be working remotely until it is safe to work from the office. IRAP Berlin will provide necessary work equipment. The position is full-time (40 hrs/week) and includes 25 vacation days.

This position is a fixed-term employment contract for one year and is expected to be renewed.

Qualifications

  • Law degree required
  • Demonstrated experience providing legal assistance to refugees and/or asylum-seekers in Sweden, particularly in family reunification procedures to Sweden
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and prior experience interviewing and counseling clients in a legal setting
  • Highly organized and flexible; able to multi-task and manage a high-volume workload; and excellent time management skills
  • Sensitivity to client empowerment and to working with clients of all backgrounds, including LGBTI clients, survivors of trauma, and other vulnerable populations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • The candidate must possess EU work permission
  • Language skills:
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Swedish are required
    • Arabic, Farsi, Tigrinya, Somali, or French language skills are a plus

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter including salary expectation, CV, and a list of three references at this link. Application materials should be submitted in English. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis, starting on March 19, 2021.

IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the legal profession.

 

Staff Attorney

Complementary Pathways Team, Legal Services Department

Berlin, Germany

This posting is viewable by itself at this link.

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes.

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City and Washington, DC), Jordan (Amman), Lebanon (Beirut), and Germany (Berlin). Through our work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 80 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office, with others working in our other offices or remotely. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

IRAP’s Complementary Pathways team assists refugees seeking relocation from countries of first asylum through family reunification, humanitarian visa, private sponsorship, and other pathways outside of traditional resettlement. The Complementary Pathways team consists of the Director, Europe Legal Program Manager, Germany Family Reunification Consultant, and Caseworker, based in Berlin, the Project Manager and Legal Assistant, who are based in the U.S., and a Caseworker who works remotely. The team regularly works with other members of IRAP’s Legal Services team in New York, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Opportunity

IRAP is seeking to hire a Staff Attorney to represent refugees seeking relocation through complementary pathways, with a focus on family reunification and humanitarian visas. Some of this work will be conducted as part of this work is conducted as part of IRAP’s partnership with UNHCR to provide legal assistance to refugees in East Africa and the MENA region seeking reunification with family members in Europe and the U.S. In addition to directly representing clients, the Staff Attorney will oversee the work of caseworkers and provide guidance to IRAP staff members and volunteers on complementary pathways cases. Casework will primarily be done remotely, as IRAP clients are located throughout the world. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in refugee rights to be part of a growing, international legal aid organization. We anticipate that this position will be one of several hires in the department this year.

Responsibilities

  • Representing refugees and asylum seekers (including conducting intake interviews and research, drafting submissions, and ensuring follow-up with adjudicating bodies) in the following areas:
    • Direct representation of clients and collaboration with partner NGOs on family reunification cases to Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
    • Humanitarian visa applications to countries in Europe and North America.
  • Overseeing work of other IRAP staff, caseworkers, and volunteers on individual complementary pathways cases (including trainings and review of intake interviews and submissions)
  • Ensuring detailed and accurate record-keeping regarding all potential and active cases
  • Coordinating with partner organizations on cases involving relocation of asylum seekers or refugees
  • Other duties as assigned

Location, Hours, and Duration

The position will be based in Berlin, Germany. The team will be working remotely until it is safe to work from the office. IRAP Berlin will provide necessary work equipment. The position is full-time (40 hrs/week) and includes 25 vacation days.

This position is a fixed-term employment contract for one year and is expected to be renewed.

Qualifications

  • Law degree required.
  • Demonstrated experience providing legal assistance to refugees and/or asylum-seekers, particularly in family reunification procedures to one or more of the above-listed countries.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and prior experience interviewing and counseling clients in a legal setting.
  • Highly organized and flexible; able to multi-task and manage a high-volume workload; and excellent time management skills.
  • Sensitivity to client empowerment and to working with clients of all backgrounds, including LGBTI clients, survivors of trauma, and other vulnerable populations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • The candidate must possess EU work permission.
  • Language skills: 
    • Excellent written and spoken English and French are required
    • Arabic, Farsi, Somali, or Tigrinya language skills are a plus

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter including salary expectation, CV, and a list of three references at this link. Application materials should be submitted in English. Review of applications will be on a rolling basis, starting on March 19, 2021.

The annual salary for the position will be €45,000 – €65,000 commensurate with experience.

IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the legal profession.

 

This posting is viewable by itself at this link.

About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes.

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City and Washington D.C.), Jordan (Amman), Germany (Berlin) and Lebanon (Beirut). Our legal services are supplemented by a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading U.S. and international law firms and multinational corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters across the United States and Canada. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 80 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

Opportunity

IRAP is seeking a staff attorney to engage in direct legal services and be a part of the growing U.S. Legal Department in our New York office. The staff attorney position will focus primarily on direct representation of refugees and other displaced people seeking admission or parole into the United States. The staff attorney will also be responsible for aiding in training, supporting, and advising pro bono teams of law firm attorneys and law students representing refugees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, and other vulnerable individuals. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in refugee rights, human rights, immigration, and international law to be part of a growing agency that makes an impact on the lives of refugees and other displaced people. The position reports to senior members of the Legal Department.

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and counsel and direct representation to a diverse caseload of clients, including refugees seeking resettlement or parole, U.S. wartime allies seeking Special Immigrant Status, family members of refugees seeking family reunification in the U.S., refugees seeking relief from removal, and asylum-seekers seeking asylum, withholding or CAT protection.
  • Assist IRAP’s U.S. Legal Department with managing and mentoring IRAP law school chapters and law firm attorneys, including monitoring case progress, providing expert legal advice, reviewing legal submissions, and conducting trainings, to ensure high-quality representation by our pro bono teams.
  • Collaborate with the IRAP Litigation Department on any current and future high impact litigation efforts.
  • Collaborate with the IRAP Policy Department to reform and improve the U.S. refugee and SIV processes.
  • Assist with the management of legal interns, intake volunteers, and fellows.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location

The candidate will work in one of IRAP’s U.S. offices in New York City or Washington D.C.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelors and JD or LLM required.
  • Must be admitted to practice law in the United States.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working in immigration and/or refugee law, preferably as an attorney providing direct legal services to immigrant and/or refugee communities.
  • Prior experience in immigration-related litigation before administrative tribunals or federal courts preferred.
  • Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment.
  • Must be highly organized and motivated, able to multi-task, manage a high volume workload, and have excellent time management skills.
  • Strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a preference for experience working in diverse and international work environments.
  • Sensitivity to client empowerment and to working with clients of all backgrounds, including LGBTI clients, survivors of trauma, and other vulnerable populations.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills. Excellent skills in a second language, particularly Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, or Spanish, is a plus but not required.
  • Salary and title will be commensurate with relevant legal experience.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references, along with a writing sample of no more than 10 pages, at this link. Review of applications will start on March 12, 2021.

IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the legal profession.

Salary Range

Salary is competitive; this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including family health, dental, and vision benefits with no employee-paid premiums, a retirement plan with an employer matching component, flexible work schedule (only if applicable), and twenty days of vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year.

 

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About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes.

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City and Washington, DC), Jordan (Amman), Lebanon (Beirut), and Germany (Berlin). Through our work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 75 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office, with others working in our other offices or remotely. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

This role will exist within IRAP’s Operations Department, which is based in New York City and also has team members in Germany and Lebanon. IRAP’s Operations Department supports the work of our staff, interns, and volunteers around the world through IT, finance, human resources, and administrative avenues.

Opportunity

IRAP is growing our tech staff as we seek to hire a Technology Systems Manager to provide technical support for IRAP’s use of various software systems. Specifically, the role would serve as the primary system administrator for IRAP’s Microsoft Office Suite, Windows 10 admin work, and our donor database. Current tech staffers will provide training to our specific donor database work, which will include processing donations data, donor information management, routine database maintenance, and managing connections with other systems. This role will provide direct technical support to staff as needed, build technical solutions with existing/new systems, and assist in IRAP’s future technology decisions. Depending on the person’s experience/interest, there is also an opportunity to ensure compliance with GDPR regulations.

The Technology Systems Manager will report to the Director of Analytics, Technology, & Automation. The Technology Systems Manager will also work closely with the Development department and the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities 

  • Manage our donor database: routine maintenance like data cleanup, import/exports, duplicate management, manage connections to third-party systems, and reconciliation. This may occupy up to 30% of the role.
  • Administration of Microsoft Office and possibly also Windows PCs. This may occupy 20% of the role.
  • Assist with other data, technology, and operations projects at IRAP as needed.
  • Manage existing vendor relationships, and at times, research new vendor options.
  • For interested candidates, assist with IRAP’s GDPR compliance, cybersecurity assessments, and incident response policies.

Location, Hours, and Duration

The position has no set location, but preference is for candidates available to work in an IRAP office in New York City; Berlin, Germany; Amman, Jordan; Beirut, Lebanon; remote work candidates will be considered. Upon starting work at IRAP, work would be remote until it is safe to work from the office. IRAP provides the necessary work equipment. The position is full-time (40 hrs/week).

This position is an employment contract with no end date.

Qualifications

Required

  • Experience with database management, especially with CRM or relational databases.
  • Knowledge of data gathering, cleaning, and transformation techniques.
  • Experience with Microsoft administration (e.g., Azure, Office Suite).
  • Ability to use discretion and appropriate safeguards with confidential data.
  • Customer service orientation that helps IRAP staff get the most out of our software, whether they are experts or novices.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Fluency in oral and written English. Additional languages are a plus.

Preferred

  • Experience with complying with GDPR regulations.
  • Familiarity with programming and data query languages/tools (e.g., Python, PHP, SQL, Excel).
  • Background with cybersecurity assessment and implementation.

Compensation

The annual salary for the position will be $65,000 – $95,000 commensurate with experience and may be subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter including salary expectations, resume, and contact information for three references using the application form available herePlease indicate in your cover letter which office you would work from, or if you would be remote. Application materials should be submitted in English. Review of applications will start on March 26, and continue on a rolling basis until a hire is made.

Candidates will be contacted for first-round interviews after April 4, and those advancing to second-round interviews will be asked to complete a timed exercise.

IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented in the legal profession.

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Diese Stellenausschreibung ist unter folgendem Link selbständig abrufbar.

Über IRAP

Das International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) ist eine dynamische und wachsende Rechts-, Policy- und Advocacy-Organisation, die sich für die Entwicklung und Durchsetzung eines Systems von Rechts- und Menschenrechten für Geflüchtete und vertriebene Menschen auf der ganzen Welt einsetzt. Wir sind die führende Organisation, die Menschen, denen wir helfen, kostenlose und umfassende Rechtsdienstleistungen im Rahmen von Registrierungs-, Schutz- und Umsiedlungsprozessen anbietet.

IRAP betreibt Büros in den USA (New York City und Washington, DC), in Jordanien (Amman), im Libanon (Beirut) und in Deutschland (Berlin). Durch unsere Arbeit wollen wir Geflüchteten und anderen Vertriebenen helfen, sichere Passage zu finden und die Landschaft des Flüchtlingsrechts in den USA und international zu verändern. IRAP hat über 75 Vollzeitmitarbeiter*innen, von denen die meisten im Büro in New York City arbeiten, während andere in unseren anderen Büros oder aus der Ferne tätig sind. Wir sind eine agile Organisation mit einem innovativen und kooperativen Team, das sich für hohe Qualitätsstandards und enge Partnerschaften mit unseren Klient*innen, Kolleg*innen und Mitarbeiter*innen einsetzt.

Diese Rolle wird innerhalb der Operations-Abteilung von IRAP existieren, die in New York City ansässig ist und auch Teammitglieder in Deutschland und im Libanon hat. Die Operations-Abteilung von IRAP unterstützt die Arbeit unserer Mitarbeiter*innen, Praktikant*innen und Freiwilligen auf der ganzen Welt in den Bereichen IT, Finanzen, Personalwesen und Verwaltung.

Technology Systems Manager*in

IRAP erweitert ihr technisches Personal und sucht eine*n Technology Systems Manager*in, die*der den technischen Support für IRAPs verschiedene Softwaresysteme übernimmt. Die Stelle würde insbesondere als primärer Systemadministrator*in für IRAPs Microsoft Office Suite, Windows 10-Administrationsarbeit und unsere Spenderdatenbank dienen. Die derzeitigen technischen Mitarbeiter*innen werden Schulungen für unsere spezifische Spenderdatenbankarbeit anbieten, die die Verarbeitung von Spendendaten, die Verwaltung von Spender*inneninformationen, die routinemäßige Datenbankwartung und die Verwaltung von Verbindungen mit anderen Systemen umfasst. Diese Rolle wird den Mitarbeiter*innen bei Bedarf direkten technischen Support bieten, technische Lösungen mit bestehenden/neuen Systemen entwickeln und bei zukünftigen Technologieentscheidungen von IRAP mitwirken. Je nach Erfahrung/Interesse der Person besteht auch die Möglichkeit, die Einhaltung der DSGVO-Vorschriften sicherzustellen.

Die*Der Technology Systems Manager*in wird an den Director of Analytics, Technology, & Automation berichten. Die*Der Technology Systems Manager*in wird auch eng mit der Entwicklungsabteilung und der Geschäftsführerin (Chief Operating Officer) zusammenarbeiten.

Verantwortlichkeiten

  • Verwaltung unserer Spenderdatenbank: Routinewartung wie Datenbereinigung, Import/Export, Verwaltung von Duplikaten, Verwaltung von Verbindungen zu Drittsystemen und Abgleich. Dies kann bis zu 30 % der Rolle einnehmen.
  • Administration von Microsoft Office und eventuell auch Windows-PCs. Dies kann bis zu 20 % der Rolle ausmachen.
  • Mithilfe bei anderen Daten-, Technologie- und Betriebsprojekten bei IRAP nach Bedarf.
  • Verwaltung bestehender Lieferantenbeziehungen und gelegentlich Recherche nach neuen Lieferantenoptionen.
  • Unterstützung interessierter Kandidat*innen bei der Einhaltung der DSGVO-Richtlinien von IRAP, bei Cybersecurity-Assessments und bei Richtlinien zur Reaktion auf Vorfälle.

Standort, Arbeitszeiten und Dauer

Diese Stelle hat keinen festen Standort, bevorzugt werden jedoch Kandidat*innen, die in einem IRAP-Büro in New York City, Berlin, Amman oder Beirut arbeiten können. Wenn Sie Ihre Arbeit bei IRAP beginnen, arbeiten Sie solange remote, bis es sicher ist, im Büro zu arbeiten. IRAP stellt die notwendige Arbeitsausrüstung zur Verfügung. Die Stelle ist eine Vollzeitstelle (40 Std./Woche).

Diese Stelle ist unbefristet.

Qualifikationen

Erforderlich

  • Erfahrung mit Datenbankmanagement, insbesondere mit CRM oder ähnlichen Datenbanken.
  • Kenntnisse in den Bereichen Datenerfassung, -bereinigung und -transformation.
  • Erfahrung mit der Verwaltung von Microsoft (z. B. Azure, Office Suite).
  • Fähigkeit, Diskretion und angemessene Sicherheitsvorkehrungen im Umgang mit vertraulichen Daten anzuwenden.
  • Kundenservice-Orientierung, die den IRAP-Mitarbeiter*innen hilft, das Beste aus unserer Software herauszuholen, unabhängig davon, ob sie Expert*innen oder Anfänger*innen sind.
  • Starke zwischenmenschliche und kommunikative Fähigkeiten.
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift. Weitere Sprachen sind ein Plus.
  • Die*Der Kandidat*in muss über eine EU-Arbeitserlaubnis verfügen.

Bevorzugt

  • Erfahrung mit der Einhaltung der DSGVO-Vorschriften.
  • Vertrautheit mit Programmier- und Datenabfragesprachen/-werkzeugen (z. B. Python, PHP, SQL, Excel).
  • Erfahrung mit der Bewertung und Implementierung von Cybersicherheit.

Vergütung

Das Jahresgehalt für die Stelle beträgt $65.000 – $95.000 entsprechend der Erfahrung und kann einem Tarifvertrag unterliegen.

Hinweise zur Bewerbung

Bitte reichen Sie ein Anschreiben mit Gehaltsvorstellungen, Lebenslauf und Kontaktinformationen für drei Referenzen mit dem hier verfügbaren Bewerbungsformular ein. Bitte geben Sie in Ihrem Anschreiben an, von welchem Büro aus Sie arbeiten würden, oder ob Sie im Außendienst arbeiten würden. Die Bewerbungsunterlagen sollten in englischer Sprache eingereicht werden. Die Prüfung der Bewerbungen beginnt am 26. März und wird fortlaufend fortgesetzt, bis eine Einstellung erfolgt.

Die*Der Bewerber*in wird nach dem 4. April für Vorstellungsgespräche in der ersten Runde kontaktiert, und diejenigen, die zu Vorstellungsgesprächen in der zweiten Runde zugelassen werden, werden gebeten, eine Übung auf Zeit zu absolvieren.

IRAP ist davon überzeugt, dass Diversität entscheidend ist, um ein starkes Arbeitsumfeld zu fördern und unseren Klient*innen gut zu dienen. Wir ermutigen nachdrücklich Bewerbungen von Menschen mit Erfahrungen in den Communities, denen wir dienen, von Mitgliedern anderer marginalisierten Communities und von Personen, deren Identitäten in dem juristischen Beruf unterrepräsentiert sind.