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Federal Advocacy Liaison Attorney

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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POSITION: Federal Advocacy Liaison

REPORTS TO: Director of Advocacy

SECTION: Advocacy

STATUS: Exempt

Summary Description: The Federal Advocacy Liaison provides case assistance services to CLINICs 400 affiliates, creating a bridge between the nations largest network of nonprofit immigration legal services providers and the government. Through this work, the Liaison identifies systemic issues and is on the forefront of advocacy that improves every aspect of the immigration legal services system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Affiliate Case and In-House Services:

  • Provide case services to CLINICs affiliate network of nearly 400 member organizations.
  • Draft and manage case escalation guide and related materials.
  • Manage and cultivate government relationships.
  • Engage with government directly and create opportunities for affiliate to directly engage.
  • Provide trainings to affiliates.
  • Conduct outreach to expand services.
  • Respond to inquiries on systemic issues identified by other CLINICs in-house programs.

Manage CLINICs Agency Updates Listserv:

  • Track immigration-related communications and policy changes from government agencies and generate content for CLINICs rapid response listserv, in coordination with other CLINIC programs.
  • Create templates and systems to streamline processes.

Trend Analysis:

  • Draft reports and policy papers on identified trends to bolster CLINICs systemic advocacy work.
  • Make regular contributions to CLINICs affiliate newsletter.
  • Represent CLINIC in select coalitions and cultivate and manage strategic partnerships.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Accredited Representative or member in good standing with the bar of the highest court in any state or the District of Columbia.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in immigration direct legal services, with demonstrated knowledge of DHS and USCIS structure and operations.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in policy and advocacy work in the non-profit sector preferred.
  • Experience with advocacy and policy writing, including drafting policy papers and reports.
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrants rights and anti-racist, intersectional advocacy.
  • Ability to integrate Catholic Social Teaching into advocacy work and materials.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communications skills.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support the organizations mission, vision, value statements, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
  • Occasional travel may be required to attend CLINICs board of directors meetings, and other special events
  • Fulfill CLINICs expectations that all staff abide by the following Organization Behaviors
  1. Serve with integrity
  2. Develop innovative solutions
  3. Promote learning for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
  4. Cultivate constructive relationships
  5. Model stewardship
  6. Maintain a positive attitude
  7. Exhibit leadership skills and initiative
  8. Communicate effectively
  9. Own your work
  10. Teamwork and cooperation with colleagues
  11. Resolves conflicts effectively and makes effective decisions

Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Commitment

CLINIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibilities, religion, age, disability, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. CLINIC also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.

We embrace and encourage our employees differences in race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

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Posted: 2021-06-24 Expires: 2021-07-25

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