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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a full time bilingual legal advocate to work in our Wenatchee office. The applicants must be fluent in English and Spanish, and must be able to start the position as soon as possible.
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) and must wear a face mask while in all common areas at the job location. At the time of this posting, NWIRP staff is operating mostly remotely but some in-office work will be expected of this position. Once current pandemic restrictions are lifted, the position is anticipated to be eligible for a choice of hybrid or in-person work models.
Founded in 1984, NWIRP is a nationally-recognized legal services organization on the front lines of defending and advancing the rights of immigrants. Each year, NWIRP provides direct legal representation and assistance in immigration matters to thousands of people with low incomes who come from over 150 countries and speak over 60 different languages. NWIRP challenges unjust policies through high-impact lawsuits and advocates for laws and policies that respect the rights of immigrants. NWIRP is also a trusted provider of immigration-related community education for immigrant communities and social service providers. NWIRP has a staff of over 120 and an annual budget of over $15 million. NWIRP serves the community through four offices in Washington State (Granger, Seattle, Tacoma and Wenatchee), but the impact of our work is felt nationwide.
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.
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