Opening Doors, Inc., envisions a world in which migrants and refugees lead lives of joy and belonging, embraced by welcoming communities. Our mission is to enrich communities by supporting immigrants, refugees, and survivors of trafficking on their path towards stability, self-sufficiency and belonging.
Opening Doors is guided by our organizational values:
Rising Together: We are in this together and depend on each other.
Honoring Dignity: We recognize and honor everyone’s strength and inherent dignity.
Embracing Courage: We do the right thing, even when the path is uncertain.
Seeking Joy: We take time to be together, celebrating our diverse cultures and recognizing our victories.
Opening Doors began in 1993 as a small refugee resettlement agency, and today serves 2,000 clients per year across our 5 program areas: Refugee Programs, Human Trafficking Programs, Immigration Legal Services, Health Programs and Economic Prosperity Programs.
Ideal candidate: The ideal candidate is organized, proactive and solution-oriented, is detail oriented, and has strong communication skills.
They will have the ability to work effectively in multi-cultural work environments, showing respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, and will be passionate about Opening Doors’ mission.
Responsibilities: The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:
Support Opening Doors’ Survivors of Trafficking (SOT) program by addressing the immigration legal needs of SOT clients
Screen SOT clients for eligibility for immigration relief and provide full-scope representation before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and/or Executive Office of Immigration Review (Immigration Court)
Prepare applications for immigration relief for SOT clients, including but not limited to applications for T visas, U visas, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and Asylum
Screen ILS clients for eligibility for SOT program and/or T-visa eligibility
Maintain resource library for trafficking-related legal remedies and provide technical assistance to ILS attorneys on trafficking-related cases
Maintain case files in accordance with existing office procedures; use online case management software and grant tracking databases.
Maintain close contact with SOT caseworkers and program manager regarding case status and client needs
Other duties may be assigned in the sole discretion of the Organization. The Organization may assign or shift duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Required qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
JD degree from an accredited law school.
Licensed to practice law in any state (Staff Attorney) or awaiting bar results or sitting for upcoming bar exam (Law Clerk).
Demonstrated interest in immigration law, specifically in forms of relief for survivors of trafficking such as T- and U-visas
Excellent coordination and organizational skills and the ability to complete tasks correctly and on time.
Dedication to provide client-centered, holistic, trauma-informed services
Fluency or high proficiency in written and spoken English and Spanish
Preferred qualifications: The requirements listed below are not required but are desired.
Demonstrated experience in immigration law, specifically in U- and T- visas, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, and/or removal defense
Opening Doors’ mission is to enrich communities by supporting immigrants, refugees, and survivors of trafficking on their path to stability, self-sufficiency, and belonging. We meet immigrants, refugees, and survivors of human trafficking wherever they are on their journey, supporting them as they work toward stable housing, financial security, overall wellness, and strong community connections. As we walk alongside our neighbors, we connect them with resources, help them navigate complicated systems, and support them in gaining access to education, employment, and healthcare.