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Immigration Legal Assistant (Part-Time)

        Job Description & Agreement

 

Position

Reporting to the CAIR Florida Immigration Attorney the Immigration Legal Assistant (ILA) will be responsible for research of cases, preparing legal forms, review of case records, gathering necessary data and updating case progress, client communication, oral presentations and also preparing case reports and other administrative tasks. The ILA will also ensure execution of CAIR Florida's vision and mission.
 

Vision and Mission

CAIR Florida's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR Florida's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
 

Responsibilities  

  • Assist attorneys in devising, proofreading and executing legal documents.
  • Required to keep records of case files and other important documents.
  • Aid attorneys by collecting and organizing client information such as their employment status and records.
  • Take notes in important meetings such as legal hearings and client meetings and interviews and maintain relevant records.
  • Taking care of client documentation by filling out required forms.
  • Other duties include maintaining necessary correspondence with clients by keeping them informed about the latest developments regarding the case, and sending across necessary documents via e-mail, fax or post. Communicate this information to the relevant subordinates, colleagues and superiors.
  • Compiling, verifying and categorizing data.
  • Scheduling appointments, receiving and making telephone calls, drafting and typing office memos, obtaining detailed fact summaries of cases, and other administrative duties.
  • Preparing and updating case list weekly
  • Monitoring and calendaring case deadlines
  • Analyzing available data and suggests some of the best solutions to solve a problem or case.
     

Skills and Education Requirements

To successfully perform the required duties as a legal assistant, it is imperative that you have certain skills and personal abilities. The most significant skills are strong organizational abilities with an eye for detail and effective time management to meet important deadlines. Effective communication skills with superiors, subordinates and most importantly with clients, are essential. A legal assistant must be aware of the local, state and federal filing rules, elementary legal procedures, and legal terminology. Other necessary skills that are required is the ability to grasp new concepts for quick learning, good comprehension and writing abilities, and proficiency while using computers and other necessary equipment such as fax machines, copiers and work related software.

The minimum educational qualification required to become a legal assistant is a bachelor's degree or relevant experience or formal training. This position is located in Tampa, FL.


Fluency in Arabic is preferred, but not required.
 
If you are interested please send your resume and cover letter to Thania Diaz Clevenger, Civil Rights Director of CAIR Florida at tclevenger@cair.com



 

Events & Community Outreach Coordinator (Part Time in Tampa)

Job Description & Agreement

Position

Reporting to the CAIR Florida Community Outreach & Government Relations Director , the Events & Community Outreach Coordinator (EOC) is primarily responsible for coordinating all aspects of special event planning, coordination, organization and promotion; volunteer participation, including recruitment, training, supervision, and scheduling; community relations development; other administrative tasks. The EOC also ensures execution of CAIR Florida’s vision and mission.

 

Vision and Mission

CAIR Florida’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR Florida’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

Responsibilities

  • Schedule and coordinate community outreach events including speeches, workshops, film screenings, interfaith programs, know your rights seminars, Islam 101, youth leadership, internships, conferences, mosque open houses, monthly programs, author visits, GOTV, capital day, fundraising events and the annual banquet throughout the state.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and schedule interns and volunteers.
  • Develop partnerships with other Muslim or civil rights organizations to increase outreach.
  • Coordinate tours and visits to see our office
  • Design, implement, and coordinator community outreach plan
  • Assist with negotiations for event contracts and book event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, make travel arrangements, order event signs, and oversee all details of events. Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters.
  • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
  • Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports for major events
  • Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting.
  • Oversee event sponsorship program.
  • Help promote Muslim Capital Day and network with civil rights groups, maintain and keep relations with elected officials

 

Strengthen Community Relations

  • Actively engage and energize CAIR Florida clients, stake holders, share holders, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Serve as Spokesperson for CAIR Florida and proactively engage in Community Outreach

If you are interested please send your resume and cover letter to Ghazala Salam at gsalam@cair.com.