Job Opportunities

Canvassers

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is seeking canvassers to help us engage and mobilize voters in Asian American, immigrant, and POC communities for Georgia’s upcoming Midterm Elections.

Responsibilities

• Table and clipboard at local events and hotspots to educate community members about the upcoming elections and voting process.
• Help community members register to vote.
• Perform door-to-door canvassing to remind voters of the elections and the importance of voting.
• Respectfully and effectively communicate the details of the elections and the importance of democratic participation, often to voters with limited English proficiency.
• Communicate with the Canvass Coordinator for scheduling and analysis of canvasser performance.

Qualifications

• Strong communication skills.
• Work well within a team.
• Ability to commit 15-20 hours per week (weekday and weekend work available).
• Access to reliable transportation required.
• Strong self-direction and ability to take the initiative.
• Previous canvassing experience not required.
• Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or Spanish-speaking bi-lingual applicants encouraged to apply.

Compensation

Canvassers are paid $15 per hour. This is a temporary position and is expected to last from now until Nov. 6th, 2018.

Training

You will receive training and be given all the tools needed to succeed.

Timing & location

All positions are temporary with flexible hours and start immediately.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org.

Direct Services Attorney

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is seeking applicants for an attorney position to provide direct immigration services to AAPI and other immigrant and refugee communities in Georgia and the Southeast. This opportunity is geared toward a first-year attorney, who has an interest and/or experience in immigration and civil rights law.

The attorney will work with Advancing Justice – Atlanta and the broader Advancing Justice affiliation to provide direct immigration services to the community.

Responsibilities

The Staff Attorney will:
• Conduct client intake, and prepare applications and petitions for submission to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
• Prepare legal documents such as memos, briefs, and motions for submission to immigration court
• Assess clients for other immigration-related needs and provide referrals as needed
• Assist in community outreach and educational activities, including planning and conducting citizenship clinics and Know Your Rights presentations
• Assist in Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s Family Preparedness Clinics and participate in Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s free citizenship workshops
• Train with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Southern Immigrant Freedom Initiative and provide immigration assistance to Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s clients, as needed
• Attend the annual Advancing Justice conference in early 2019; and
• Attend other conferences and trainings as needed.

Qualifications​:

• Proficiency in Spanish or an Asian language (Vietnamese, Korean, Urdu/Hindi, Mandarin,Cantonese, Arabic, Farsi) is preferred but not required.
• Must have the ability to work independently, and participate fully in decision-making processes.
• Selection will be based on a variety of factors, including the applicant’s academic and professional qualifications, a demonstrated commitment to the public interest, especially immigration law.

Application instructions:

• Resume, not to exceed one page;
• A legal writing sample not to exceed 5 pages;
• A list of three professional or academic references; and
• Please submit all application materials as one pdf file to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
• No phone calls or inquiry emails please​.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and based on the principles of internal equity with a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Send resume, cover letter, 3 references and a writing sample to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org.

Advancing Justice – Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, low-income people, women, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQI people to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application deadline open until filled.

Immigration Paralegal

The South is experiencing a critical moment: there is not enough legal representation for immigrant communities. Georgia is home to the largest detention center in the country, but only one in six immigrants detained in the Southeast has access to an attorney in removal proceedings. These proceedings determine whether immigrants have a right to remain in the United States, to live the lives they have built here alongside their families, or whether they are forced to return to a country they may not even recognize as home. For some, winning or losing is a matter of life or death. To fill this gap in representation, we are partnering with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Southeast Immigration Freedom Initiative (SIFI) to provide high-quality, pro bono legal representation to detained immigrants.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is seeking an Immigration Paralegal to assist in the provision of legal services to individuals in removal proceedings.

About Us

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is the first legal and policy advocacy center dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. Founded in 2010 to create a powerful voice for AANHPI and AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) communities in the South, we provide in-language direct legal services to low-income clients, coordinate civic engagement and voter mobilization work in Georgia, lead and shapes public policy for AANHPI immigrants and refugees, and develop new leaders to create a better Georgia.

Job Description

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is the first legal and policy advocacy center dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. Founded in 2010 to create a powerful voice for AANHPI and AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) communities in the South, we provide in-language direct legal services to low-income clients, coordinate civic engagement and voter mobilization work in Georgia, lead and shapes public policy for AANHPI immigrants and refugees, and develop new leaders to create a better Georgia.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certificate;
• Critical thinking, complex problem solving skills, attention to detail, ability to work well
with others and excellent writing and communication skills;
• Proficiency with legal programs such as Westlaw and Lexis, desirable;
• Fluency in Spanish or one Asian language (Vietnamese, Khmer, Arabic, etc.) required;
• Ability to work well under pressure, including some evenings and weekends;
• Ability to set/change priorities according to deadline requirements;
• Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently;
• A deep and demonstrated commitment to the cause of civil liberties and civil rights,
preferred.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and is based on principles of internal equity. A full benefits package is included. This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position.

To Apply

We will be screening applications and interviewing on a rolling basis. Send a resume, cover letter, 3 references, and a legal writing sample to jobs@advancingjustice-atlanta.org. No phone calls please.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.