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The Immigration Alliance Executive Director Job Description

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Executive Director Job Description

The Immigration Alliance

The Immigration Alliance (“the Alliance”) is a national collaborative effort that equips churches across the country to provide critical immigration legal services to under-resourced immigrants.

The Immigration Alliance’s affiliated churches provide fair, trustworthy immigration legal counsel to immigrants including:

  • low-cost legal counseling on immigration-related matters;
  • support in determining eligibility for immigration benefits;
  • assistance in preparing applications for legal immigration status; and
  • assistance in reuniting families.

These church-based sites, as well as their volunteers and staffs, go through a rigorous accreditation process through the federal Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).  The Immigration Alliance provides support and help to all organizational members including but not limited to coordination of resources, equipping and training, and sharing of information.

For more information, please visit www.theimmigrationalliance.org

The Position:

The Executive Director of the Alliance will serve in a contracted position to provide services to the Alliance, using her or his own offices, telephone and equipment.  This person will determine his or her own schedule, and work the hours necessary to accomplish the goals and needs of the Alliance.  It is expected that this role will require up to 20 hours per week, but that – of course – would depend on the individual.  The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent and promote the Alliance to churches, denominations, and others
  • Timely answer questions and provide guidance to churches seeking to fulfill God’s call by ministering to immigrants
  • Offer the following benefits and shared resources to member to churches:
    • Tools to help minister to immigrants
    • Training modules specific to sharing God’s love with those needing immigrant services
    • Research data
    • Webinars
    • Videos
    • Monthly conference calls
    • Monthly newsletters
  • Provide, or introduce others who will provide, assessments for churches interested in ministry to immigrants
  • Secure from third-party providers and extend to churches lower rates for services such as:
    • Training to become a B.I.A. certified immigration legal clinic
    • Shadowing to become the same
    • Help in filling out the B.I.A. application
    • Legal support from qualified lawyers to fulfill B.I.A. requirements
  • Coordinate peer support and denominational interaction
  • See that the Alliance web site is kept current and compelling with useful tools and information
  • Facilitate the logistics for meetings of the Alliance board of directors
  • Facilitate occasional regional meetings of churches to disseminate information on the Alliance and opportunities to minister to immigrants
  • See that the financial accountabilities and records of the Alliance are met and maintained, that bills are promptly paid, that fiduciary obligations fulfilled, and that monthly statements and balance sheets are timely and accurately prepared
  • See that the Alliance fulfills all legal requirements and maintains the highest standards of integrity

Necessary Qualifications:

  • A deeply rooted faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to do His will
  • Integrity and an understanding that all we do is unto the God of the universe
  • Experience in, and understanding of, ministry to immigrants
  • A strong track record of getting things done, with excellence
  • Experience in Financial Development (including grant work)
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities concurrently
  • High energy, maturity, and a collaborative leadership style
  • Self-starter, able to manage time and tasks wisely
  • Ability to use basic software (ie: the Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign, Adobe, etc.) and enter data into web sites

Forward Letter of Interest, Resume, Recommendations to:

BoardChair@theimmigrationalliance.org

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