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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



 

Regional Coordinator (Orlando)

Job Description & Agreement
 

The Orlando community has said: "Enough is Enough!" They are extremely motivated and, due to the high caseload coming out of central Florida, the community has requested a proactive presence from CAIR Florida on the ground to work hand and hand with the greater community and all Muslim centers and organizations. 
 

As such,  we are looking for the right individual to join CAIR Florida and become the Regional Coordinator in Orlando. CAIR Florida has become amongst the state's largest and most influential Civil Rights group - protecting the rights of all Americans. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual that puts the needs and civil rights of our community first.      
 

Position

Reporting to the Regional Operations Director, the Regional Coordinator (RC) will work with the CAIR-FL team and be be responsible for coordinating CAIR Florida's Orlando (Central Florida) programs; events; non-legal strategy; fundraising; strengthening community, media, and government relationships; youth & volunteer development (statewide); and ,educating the greater community on the American Muslim Community and execution of our 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         

Actively engage, grow and energize CAIR Florida's Central Florida volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and donors.  

Recruit, coach, develop, and retain a  high-performance volunteer team to assist CAIR Florida's (Central Florida) operation to include administrative help, mailings, events & programs planning and execution, answering phones, sending emails and other office duties.
Ensure ongoing youth statewide program excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals to develop our youth.

Fundraising & Communications

Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to regional expansion by performing and/or arranging; Khutbahs, Know Your Rights Training, media appearances, public speaking events, facilitating  donor meetings, annual banquets, Ramadan fundraising, monthly donor program, and endowment.

Deepen and refine all aspects of communications-from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger CAIR Florida brand.

Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.


Strengthen Community Relations & Promote Civil Rights & Understanding

Actively engage and energize CAIR Florida (Orlando/Central Florida) clients, stake holders, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, Media, elected officials and donors by facilitating programs, Khutbahs, media appearances, and events that promote our mission to defend civil rights and encourage interfaith understanding. In essence the (RC) is the FACE of the CAIR Florida in the Orlando/Central Florida.
 

Actively market CAIR Florida every week at different Mosques in Central Florida by facilitating tabling, handing out CAIR Florida literature, Khutbahs, holding meetings, planning and executing events, performing Civil Rights screening and referral of clients to the CAIR Florida Civil Rights office. 

If you are interested please send your resume to Nezar Hamze, the Regional Operations Director of CAIR Florida at, nhamze@cair.com


CAIR-Florida is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants to apply regardless of faith, race, and gender.