Positions Available: KTT Asylum Co-Coordinator and Parole Coordinator

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Keep Tucson Together is hiring 2 new positions: (1) a 20 hr/wk part-time employee to assist with the coordination of our representation of clients in asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention against Torture cases, and (2) a 20 hr/wk part-time employee to coordinate paroles with our release team.

We work completely pro bono and represent anyone with a connection to the Tucson community, including recently arrived asylum seekers. For the asylum team, we are hoping that these additional hires will allow us to re-expand our capacity to work with those in ICE detention who are not from Tucson.

  1. Asylum Co-Coordinator


Job Description

Duties

  • Bottomline submission of evidence for asylum cases, to include 
    • Police reports
    • Medical reports
    • Country conditions reports
    • Human rights reports
    • Affidavits
    • Psychological/medical evaluations
    • Contracting expert witnesses and other witnesses
    • Asylum applications
    • Briefs
    • Declarations
  • Coordination of various groups of volunteers in the above work
  • Conducting extensive interviews, most frequently in Spanish

these duties may shift over time as the political situation changes

Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish and English speaker (preference for native Spanish speakers)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong preference for experience in immigration law/other training in law
  • Strong preference for those experienced working with trauma
  • Potential to work remotely, but must live in/be able to travel to Tucson. 
  • Trans Queer BIPOC applicants strongly encouraged to apply

Salary

  • $16/hr after taxes at 20 hrs/week, paid bimonthly
  1. Parole Coordinator Position

Job Description

Duties

  • Coordination of various volunteers
  • Occasional indepth telephonic Interviews (Spanish to English)
  • Occasional contact with clients and families (Spanish) 
  • Review and finalization of all parole applications 
  • Weekly contact with Deportation Officers via telephone 
  • Submission of Parole Applications 
  • Electronic filing in KTT online systems 
  • Printing and copying at KTT office 
  • Mailing via USPS to ICE offices
  • Flexibility to pick up other KTT work as geography of immigration may change

these duties may shift over time as the political situation changes

Qualifications

  • Fluency with technology
  • Good organizational and management skills
  • Commitment of at least 1 year
  • Fluency in Spanish (Native speaker preferred)
  • Strong reading and writing skills in English and Spanish 
  • Strong written and verbal translation from Spanish to English/English to Spanish
  • At least 1 year experience with volunteer coordination  
  • Must reside in Tucson, Arizona 
  • Fluency in Arabic, French, Portaguese or other languages encouraged to apply
  • Trans Queer BIPOC applicants strongly encouraged to apply

Positions to begin July 1, 2021 with a contract of 1 year, with optional renewal. The asylum co-coordinator position has the potential to transition into a full-time position with managerial responsibilities beginning July 1, 2022. 

Close supervision and training will be provided in each task until both the supervisor and the new employee feel comfortable proceeding more independently. 

To apply, please fill out the following questions, attach a copy of your resume, and email to kttasylum@nomoredeaths.org for the asylum co-coordinator position and clairemurtha@gmail.com for the parole coordinator position by June 17, 2021. Receipts will be issued for every application, but only interviewees will be contacted further. 

  1. How do you understand the work of Keep Tucson Together? 
  2. What draws you to this work? 
  3. How do you understand your role in this work if you were to be hired?