Jobs at TASSC

Do you want to get involved by working at TASSC? While we are an extremely small staff, we occasionally have openings. See our open jobs below and apply for a rewarding position at TASSC!

Open Positions

TASSC is looking for a Legal Services Program (LSP) Manager on a full-time schedule (37.5 hours per week) to direct the legal services program at TASSC. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct the legal services program at TASSC, which includes provisions of direct legal representation in asylum cases, managing pro bono attorney program, and conducting legal orientations. 
  • Oversee supervision, mentorship, and professional development of the entire legal team and foster a collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Develop and manage the legal intake process to identify survivors who are eligible for legal services through TASSC’s Legal Services Program (LSP);
  • Expand TASSC’s network of pro bono collaborations to increase capacity to represent survivors in asylum cases.
  • Oversee management of all grants and contracts for the legal program.  Maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders, including government agencies, private funders, nonprofit legal service providers and law firms.
  • Develop, maintain, and periodically refine policies and procedures necessary for the provision of legal services through LSP;
  • Develop a comprehensive training program for LSP interns, fellows, pro bono attorneys. Offer training's to community partners and agencies on TASSC's service model, trauma-informed legal service delivery and working with survivors of torture.
  • Ensure that legal interns, fellows, and pro bono attorneys receive prompt and complete legal and procedural support on all legal matters handled by LSP.
  • Coordinate LSP services with other TASSC staff, particularly the Social Service Program Manager, the Health and Psychological Services Program Manager, and the Clinical Case Managers;
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to legal and/or procedural changes that affect survivors of torture and other asylum seekers, including statutory changes, executive orders, proposed regulations, and decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals or the federal courts;
  • Ensure all eligible survivors receive high-quality legal representation by exercising due diligence and strongly advocating for each survivor;
  • In collaboration with TASSC Advocacy and Outreach Program Manager, engage in advocacy on behalf of survivors of torture by meeting with members of Congress, legislative aids, and other local officials at the Department of Homeland Security, its various agencies, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review;
  • Attend regular TASSC staff meetings and other events;
  • Prepare and submit other reports deemed necessary by TASSC’s Executive Director.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide supervision to LSP staff, including staff attorneys, legal interns, fellows, and pro bono attorneys.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Law degree (JD) from an ABA-accredited US institution and admission to any state bar;
  • Minimum five years of experience in direct representation of asylum applicants and at least two years of management experience, preferably working with survivors of torture or serious trauma. Previous immigration non-profit management experience would be highly valued;
  • Strong leadership skills, preferably with managing other attorneys and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage an extensive caseload;
  • Commitment to working with survivors of torture, and commitment to the campaign to rid the world of the scourge of torture;
  • Desire to work effectively with all TASSC staff, including legal interns, fellows, pro bono attorneys, psychologists, clinical case managers, advocacy consultants, job counselors, and social work interns;
  • Ability to communicate patiently, respectfully, and empathetically with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including survivors of torture coming from many different countries;
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, work under pressure, and identify and properly analyze legal issues, strong attention to detail, all while meeting deadlines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills characterized by clarity and accuracy;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • A team-building, collegial approach to interacting with coworkers;
  • Fluency in a second language a plus (particularly Amharic, French, or Arabic).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humor
  • Resourcefulness
  • Personal integrity in handling ethically complex and confidential situations
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working in stressful situations
  • Strong research and analysis skills
  • Trauma-informed and sensitive listening and communication skills

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript (if you have been out of school for less than 5 years), and 2 references with contact information to info@tassc.org by Wednesday, June 25th at 5:00pm. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

BENEFITS

TASSC offers health and dental benefits to full-time employees. TASSC offers a PPO plan through Blue Cross/Blue Shield and pays 80% of the premium cost. We also offer dental under Dominion National and pay 80% of the premium costs, with the option of enrolling in the PPO or EPPO. TASSC offers a generous paid-time off package for full-time employees.