November 17, 2008: Boat People SOS, Inc. (BPSOS) was founded in 1980 by and for Vietnamese refugees and immigrants. The organization works to empower, equip, and organize Vietnamese Americans in their progress toward self-sufficiency.
Survivor Services/Immigration Services Department (SSD) is comprised of three programs—Community Against Domestic Violence (CADV), Victims of Exploitation and Trafficking Assistance (VETA), and Family Immigration Service Centers. CADV was established in 1999 to bridge the gap between the Vietnamese community and domestic violence services and has assisted over 150 clients to build safer lives. VETA was established in response to the needs of over 200 trafficking victims enslaved in a sweatshop on American Samoa in 2000, and has helped over 300 clients from over 20 countries. By the end of 2008, this department will also oversee the Family Immigration Service Centers throughout our network of 14 branch offices nationwide. The Family Immigration Service Centers provide family immigration and naturalization services. As needed, the certain braches also provide disaster relief legal assistance.
The Assistant Director of Survivor Services is the managing attorney for all three components with direct supervision of staff attorneys and Family Immigration Service Centers at BPSOS and will assist in the management of the programs and the expansion of the legal services.
1. Assist in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and protocols for SSD and Family Immigration Service Centers programs;
2. Assist in the recruiting, hiring, of all staff attorneys;
3. Provide training, supervision and support of all staff attorney and Family Immigration Service Center personnel;
4. Assist in providing training and technical assistance to service providers;
5. Provide program management and financial grant management support for programs;
6. Assist in program development and implementation;
7. Provide legal caseload support for staff attorneys when necessary;
8. Develop the BPSOS Pro Bono Attorney Program;
9. Work with the Case Management Supervisor and Director to develop internal systems to better provide holistic services.
1. Clients receive effective, quality service in a timely, professional manner while adhering to the highest ethical standards;
2. BPSOS service centers will be viewed as the go-to places for information and services relating to immigration and naturalization;
3. BPSOS is well-represented among public and private agencies; and
4. Collaborative networks are developed, strengthened and improved to form a seamless network of services for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence and for new immigrants and their families.
1. Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required;
2. Admission to practice law in any state in the US is required;
3. Three or more years experience in immigration law is required;
4. Experience with victims of trauma (domestic or family violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers) is required;
5. Experience in supervision is required; and
6. English fluency is required; Vietnamese fluency desired.
Depends upon qualifications. This position comes with full benefits.
Email or fax your cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to:
Human Resources Department
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BPSOS is an equal opportunity employer.