Saturday, April 21, 2012

Job Opening in New Mexico

From NMILC:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) is a dynamic, new immigrant legal service organization based in Albuquerque that is dedicated to providing access to justice to New Mexico’s immigrants.  NMILC’s core services include representation of immigrants facing separation of family due to deportation, victims of domestic violence and crimes, immigrant children and asylum-seekers. While we focus primarily on the legal needs of New Mexico’s immigrant communities, we also recognize that immigration problems and solutions are intricately inter-connected with other areas of life and that our advocacy is stronger when we engage in holistic and interdisciplinary care for those we serve though strategic collaboration with community partners.

THE POSITION
NMILC is seeking an Executive Director to lead and help build this growing organization. The Executive Director is charged with developing and implementing the organization’s vision; overseeing and providing legal services and advocacy; leading the fundraising process and developing donor relationships; managing internal operations in collaboration with the leadership team; meeting the organization’s financial goals; providing leadership in community affairs and collaborative initiatives; and serving as the public voice of the organization.

REQUIREMENTS:
*J.D., admitted in at least one state. A minimum of 5 years relevant legal experience.
*Bi-lingual Spanish/English
*Significant knowledge and experience in immigration law, immigration legal services, and advocacy
*Demonstrated success securing national and local grants and developing a strong base of individual donors and supporters. At least 2 years of relevant experience in a non-profit setting.
*Significant experience in providing strategic organization leadership
*Significant experience in leading, collaborating with and managing leadership teams, support staff and volunteers.
*Excellent written and oral communication skills
*Demonstrated skills in building community partnerships.
*Strong understanding of non-profit finances, budgeting, and governance.
*Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire.
* Excellent reputation for integrity and high ethical standards
 
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits, including health, dental, and paid annual leave. For best consideration, submit cover letter and resume to nmimmigrantlaw@gmail.com by May 4, 2012.  Position to begin as soon as practicable.

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