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Senior Staff Attorney, Anti-Trafficking Initiative (ATI)

Company: JobTarget
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. We provide a range of wrap-around services to help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse, and work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy. Our services are available in 11 locations throughout New York City. POSITION OVERVIEW The Senior Staff Attorney, Anti-Trafficking Initiative (ATI), supervises the representation of survivors of human trafficking before federal immigration agencies and federal courts. In addition, the Senior Staff Attorney educates the public, government, social service, legal, medical, and law enforcement communities about issues relating to immigrant survivors of human trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence, and advocates for legislative and policy changes. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent non-U.S. citizen survivors of trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), as well as before federal courts.
  • -Advocate for human trafficking survivor clients in a wide variety of legal and social systems, including immigration, criminal justice, landlord/tenant, public benefits, etc.
  • Supervise ATI staff attorneys, pro bono counsel, and legal interns in cases before USCIS and EOIR with a focus on Nonimmigrant Status and removal proceedings.
  • Represent Sanctuary for Families at community events, and on advocacy committees and task forces.
  • Provide legal technical assistance through local and national listservs for attorneys serving domestic violence and trafficked communities.
  • Collaborate with state and federal law enforcement and government agencies, Human Trafficking Intervention Courts, community-based organizations, and the medical community to improve systemic responses to trafficked individuals; educate and provide technical assistance concerning immigration issues affecting immigrant survivors of sex trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence.
  • Contribute to Sanctuary's efforts to educate the public, government, legal, medical, and social service communities about issues pertinent to immigrant survivors of trafficking; develop written materials and curriculum for such purposes.
  • Collaborate with Sanctuary's Data Team to compile, analyze, and provide periodic progress reports to funders.
  • -Lead ATI outreach efforts to engage with and offer services to potential East Asian victims of human trafficking in illicit massage businesses
  • Provide technical legal assistance to community-based and other social and legal services organizations.
  • Perform any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by Director. Requirements
    • Admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction;
    • At least five years of related legal experience;
    • Excellent writing, -research, and analytical skills;
    • Excellent judgment and common sense;
    • Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and communication skills;
    • Excellent supervisory skills;
    • Experience working in the fields of gender-based violence and immigration required;
    • Knowledge of federal and state laws that pertain to human trafficking preferred -
    • Ability to work -independently and under pressure;
    • Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural, and professional backgrounds;
    • Ability to inspire and motivate;
    • Passionate about Sanctuary's mission to combat gender-based violence and human trafficking
    • Demonstrated understanding of different national, cultural, and religious backgrounds; and
    • Fluency in Mandarin is strongly preferred. Minimum Salary: $80,000.00 Annually -
      • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance -
      • Employer-paid life insurance -
      • Employer retirement contribution
      • Paid time off
      • Flex spending account -
      • Student loan assistance
      • Gym reimbursement program All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest. D.E.I Commitment: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values at Sanctuary for Families that represent our dedication to fostering a safe, respectful, responsive, and fair work environment. We recognize the value diversity holds in embracing all employees, clients, and volunteers regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or professional level.

Keywords: JobTarget, New York , Senior Staff Attorney, Anti-Trafficking Initiative (ATI), Legal , New York, New York

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