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Immigration Program Director 

Starting: January 4, 2021

Rate: $60,000 FTE

FTE: 0.50 FTE plus generous benefits 

Report to: NLG-SF Executive Director


The salaried Immigration Justice Program Director will be responsible for managing the revamped collaborative court observation program at NLGSF and building out our immigration program. They will organize trainings and debriefings, oversee use of the online data reporting system, oversee the calendar sign-up and listserv, coordinate efforts to build and expand immigration work of the NLG-SF and manage relationships with volunteers, members and coalition partners.

Description of Duties:

Overseeing data collection, uploading, & analysis (15%)

  • Supporting observers with information, feedback and troubleshooting Court Watch tool
  • Scheduling and possibly co-facilitating periodic trainings for new court watch volunteers
  • Adapting and coordinating around platform and data retrieval as needed
  • Recruiting students as volunteers for data coding and analysis
  • Overseeing data collection and entry
  • Coordinating community data analysis and summarizing with students, lawyers/legal activists and community partners (including members closest to experiences that data reflects)

Trainings and Debriefings (35%)

  • Creating calendar of training and debriefing sessions, identifying and booking venues, doing outreach to recruit observer teams and collecting attendee forms
  • Recruiting trainers and organizing training-of-trainer (e.g. KYR) sessions
  • Planning debriefing agendas and recruiting facilitators

Observer Calendar Coordination (25%)

  • Updating monthly calendar sign up sheet
  • Communicating with Team Leads 
  • Managing Court Watch server and listserv
  • Sending out ICOP updates to listservs
  • Building relationships and coordinate with community partners for court support, observation and accompaniment
  • Developing infrastructure needed for mobilization (text loop, etc.)


Building NLG-SF Immigration Program (25%) 

  • Organizing CLEs focused on disruptive lawyering, court observation and accompaniment
  • Coordinating and co-facilitating strategy sessions around media and organizing campaigns
  • Supporting Immigration Committee and meetings
  • Building out immigration program and recruiting partner representatives to participate in immigration committee and program coordination/collaboration
  • Coordinating efforts with coalition groups
  • Supporting greater coordination across support and representation groups to refer at court

To apply, please email a cover letter, references, and resume to migrantjustice@nlgsf.org and CC sara@nlgsf.org