Legal Advocate

Posted on September 7, 2023
OPEIU Local 8
Northwest Immigrant Rights
Starting at 
 per year
Wenatchee, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Parental leave, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full-time Spanish-English bilingual legal advocate to join our Wenatchee office.

Under the supervision of an attorney, the legal advocate will provide community outreach and education, and assist in direct representation to immigrant community members in Washington State. The legal advocate will primarily work on cases involving immigration protections for immigrant survivors of crimes, including domestic violence, and may also be assigned work relating to other immigration matters as needed.

The anticipated hours of work are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, with a 30 – 60 minute unpaid lunch break. Under NWIRP’s current COVID policies, new staff members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (unless eligible for an exemption). Staff may choose to wear a face mask in the workplace, but it is not currently required. The position is eligible for a choice of hybrid or in-person work models. The hybrid model requires at least two full days in-office per week.

A minimum two-year commitment to the position is preferred.

LEGAL ADVOCATE POSITION Wenatchee, WA Full Time, Non-Exempt https://nwirp.org/join/jobs-internships/

page1image1126115600 page1image1126116208

Page 1 of 4


The beginning annual salary is $64,281.53 ($35.32 per hour) and is higher depending on years of directly relevant experience. For example, if you have 10 years of directly relevant experience the annual compensation would be $75,314.75 ($41.38 per hour); 20 years would be $86,032.10 ($47.27 per hour).

NWIRP is proud to be a unionized employer and this full-time position is covered by NWIRP’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including:

●  Fully paid health, vision & dental plans for employee-level coverage with employer-funded HRA and HSA options

●  Employer pays 50% of premiums for dependant coverage

●  Health Care and Dependent Care FSA accounts

●  Automatic, Employer contribution of 3% to 403(b) retirement plan

●  Generous paid vacation (16 days during your first year)

●  Generous paid health-related leave (12 days per year)

●  12 weeks of paid parental leave after 6 months of employment, plus the ability to extend

with State-paid leave

●  14 paid holidays with the ability to float 5 holidays

●  Employer-paid disability/life/AD&D coverage; Long-term care insurance

●  4 weeks of paid sabbatical after every five years of employment at NWIRP

●  Eligibility to earn compensatory time

●  Opportunities for paid professional development

●  New Employees may be eligible for relocation benefits, per the CBA

●  Free parking onsite.

NWIRP is also an eligible employer under the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.


Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, board, and volunteer base reflective of the communities we serve and that enhances our ability to create a vibrant environment where all members of the NWIRP community thrive. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants (including people who were formerly detained, undocumented, or who have navigated the immigration legal system), women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds and language abilities.

NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability. Excepting any undue hardship, NWIRP will provide reasonable accommodations upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact HR@nwirp.org.


Page 2 of 4


Under attorney supervision:
Conduct intakes, by phone and in person, and interview clients to gather or clarify information;
Assist in conducting case analysis to determine eligibility for immigration protections/status under the immigration laws;
Assist in providing consultations and direct representation, preparing and submitting immigration forms and supporting documents to immigration courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or other immigration agencies; o Provide pro se assistance;

●  Work directly with community partners to receive referrals and connect clients to appropriate resources;

●  Maintain a working knowledge of significant policies, laws, practices, and trends in immigration law, particularly as it impacts low-income immigrants and those impacted by the criminal justice system;

●  Establish, organize and maintain files;

●  Translate documents;

●  Perform administrative tasks related to grant reporting such as timekeeping, submitting timesheets,

tracking training, and other duties in a timely manner;

●  Participate in NWIRP’s outreach, community education, and development efforts; and

●  Perform other tasks and responsibilities assigned by supervisory staff depending upon NWIRP’s


Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; utilize a phone, computer, keyboard, pen and paper. Occasional work on night and weekend hours. Travel may be required. Travel reimbursements apply.

Emotional demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to discuss topics including, but not limited to: discrimination; child abuse, and neglect, abandonment; domestic abuse; sexual assault; human trafficking; violence, and psychological trauma.


●  Demonstrated commitment to advancing and defending the rights of immigrants and willingness to support NWIRP’s mission, vision, and values;

●  Fluent in English and Spanish (additional languages are encouraged);

●  Familiarity working with interpreters (preferred);

●  Prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault is preferred;

●  Commitment to creating a welcoming and professional, inclusive environment for staff and



Page 3 of 4

●  Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to organize information in a clear and concise manner, including strong problem solving, research, and analytical skills;

●  Ability to assist in the provision of trauma-informed and culturally-inclusive legal representation;

●  Ability to work independently (with competing deadlines) as well as in a team environment;

●  Good judgment and decision-making;

●  Strong organizational skills;

●  Previous work with remote legal assistance is encouraged;

●  Proficiency in use of web-based software, Microsoft Office applications, including Word and

Excel, and web peer-to-peer communication platforms; Familiar with G-suite tools like Google

Docs, Google Sheets, and Gmail; and

●  A valid driver’s license as the position involves some travel.


Supervising Attorney

About the employer: Northwest Immigrant Rights
About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

Apply for this job

Use the button below to be redirected to the employer’s job application for this posting.

Applied for this job? Let us know!  When possible, our team strives to advocate for qualified applicants to be hired.

Send an email to unionjobs@mlklabor.org to notify us. Please include the link to this posting and your application.

Need help? Call 206-304-3068 or request support

Subscribe to Job Alerts

Receive email alerts when new jobs you’re interested in are posted. Enter some search keywords and don’t forget to confirm you are subscribing to job postings.

What is a keyword? A keyword is a term you use when making a search online.  At Union Jobs that may be a job title, industry, workplace, etc. You will only receive email alerts when jobs matching at least one of your keywords are posted. When using multiple keywords be sure to use a comma to separate each term.

Support Request Form

Need help? Whether you need technical assistance using the site or require language support to apply for jobs, you can use this form to submit a support request and someone from our team will follow up.

Please note that you may be asked to provide additional information to assess your eligibility for job application assistance and other support.