Job Announcement:

Economic Justice Director

About Us 

Texas Immigration Law Council (TxILC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to protecting and promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees in Texas. The organization was formed to develop and implement bold strategies to significantly help immigrants access justice and to move forward practical immigration solutions. Our Economic Justice for Immigrants Project creates a new statewide legal service model to narrow justice gaps for low-income immigrants in Texas.  

 

Job Summary 

The Economic Justice Director will bring together non-profit legal service providers, community-based organizations, and pro bono attorneys to narrow service gaps across multiple geographies in Texas. Reporting to the Executive Director, the position will provide leadership to manage relationships with nearly a dozen key partners while supporting a dynamic team of over 30 attorney and non-attorney fellows. This position will develop and pilot strategies to increase low-income immigrants access to employment law and other targeted basic civil legal services in various geographies across Texas, including Dallas, Houston and northwest Texas.  

 

Location & Travel Demands 

This remote position can be performed from anywhere in Texas. Travel within Texas is required.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Oversee partnerships with 8-10 non-profit legal service providers who will leverage bold strategies to deliver free legal services to low-income immigrants living in Texas.  
  • Work with project partners to pilot innovative approaches to legal service delivery, including using community justice workers, licensed paraprofessionals, and pro bono attorneys to deliver civil legal services immigrants.  
  • Build and manage a cohesive legal cohort where 8-10 legal service providers and 30+ paid fellows share substantive knowledge and learnings to significantly increase the number of low-income immigrants able to obtain economic justice. 
  • Work with technology vendors and help project partners integrate technology enhancements such as AI powered tools to magnify service capacity and to ensure language justice.  
  • Ensure project outcomes align with strategic goals through monitoring, evaluation and adjustment of strategies.  

Qualifications 

  • Extensive experience and track record of helping immigrants access justice, preferably in Texas.  
  • Understanding of basic civil legal needs faced by immigrants, such as employment law, probate law, and consumer law.   
  • J.D. degree and licensed to practice in Texas. 
  • 5+ years of experience of non-profit legal services project management and evaluation. 
  • Strong ability to lead diverse stakeholders and teams to achieve targeted goals and outcomes.  
  • Technology proficiency and a desire to pilot and evaluate the impact of integrating new digital tools in service delivery. 
  • Spanish proficiency. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to build trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders. 
  • Deep commitment and ability to uphold a nonpartisan stance.  
  • Respect for diverse perspectives, and a recognition that inclusive collaboration leads to stronger outcomes. 
  • Commitment to fostering a culture that values individuals and perspectives from all backgrounds, identities, and experiences.  

 

Compensation & Benefits:  

Texas Immigration Law Council’ benefits and salaries are designed to support the needs of all employees, providing outstanding insurance coverage, generous time-off policies, flexible work hours, 401k employer contributions, and ample professional growth opportunities. The salary range for the Economic Justice Director is $130,000 to $140,000 per year, commensurate with experience.  

To Apply 

Submit a cover letter, a resume, and a list of at least three professional references to recruitment@txilc.org. Priority will be given to applications received by Monday, June 10 , 2024. 

Texas Immigration Law Council is committed to equal opportunity and promotes equity and transparency as core values. The Council does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, ability, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants committed to equity from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and identities, including those from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.   

Contact Us

We want to connect with you to protect and promote the rights of immigrants and refugees living in Texas. Please let us know how we can partner and reach you.

Please note, Texas Immigration Law Council does not provide legal advice or individual assistance. If you need legal help visit Immigration Advocates Network Directory or Texas Law Help’s Legal Directory.