POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: IMMIGRATION DETENTION ATTORNEY (SAN FRANCISCO)

Pangea Legal Services (Pangea) is a growing non-profit organization based in San Francisco and Santa Clara County. We advocate for immigrants in deportation proceedings who have avenues to lawful status through legal representation, community empowerment, and policy advocacy.  Our vision is to live in a world where the fundamental right to move is respected by all.

We are recruiting an attorney to join our San Francisco legal team and increase our capacity to represent detained immigrants. In addition to providing legal representation, the attorney will work closely with grassroots partners to develop a community-led deportation defense model that places directly impacted community members at the center of their own defense and advocacy. The attorney will engage in community education, outreach, and advocacy to create and sustain a network of neighborhood-led response teams equipped with the know-how and resources to meet the needs of the immigrant community when faced with detention and deportation. If you are someone with a positive attitude, high standards of excellence, and a love for the community we serve, then please apply!  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct legal representation to detained immigrants in removal proceedings
  • Coordinate advocacy, public campaigns, and community-led initiatives with family members of detained immigrants and grassroots partners
  • Work closely with partners to develop and disseminate education and self-defense materials
  • Manage and coordinate our phone consultations program for families of detained immigrants
  • Help establish internal policies as our non-profit grows

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one year of removal defense experience
  • Fluency or proficiency in Spanish (other languages a plus)
  • Ability to take on leadership in various projects, in addition to direct legal services responsibilities
  • Desire to invest in Pangea’s growth and development
  • J.D. degree with membership in good standing with a State Bar (California preferred)

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Pangea is a collaborative, nonhierarchical/horizontal organization, where salaries are equal among all staff after the first six months of employment at $52,000/year
  • Benefits include state bar dues, professional membership fees, medical and dental, preventative health benefits, a socially responsible retirement package, and an annual right to move stipend

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position will begin in early 2017 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  If you believe you might be a good fit, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, copy of your law school transcript, and three references to welcome@pangealegal.org.  Please indicate “SF Immigration Detention Attorney Application” in the subject line of your email. 

Pangea is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We believe diversity makes us stronger and we welcome applicants diverse in race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other areas. 

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: REMOVAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY (SANTA CLARA)

Pangea Legal Services (Pangea) is a growing non-profit organization based in San Francisco and Santa Clara County. We advocate for immigrants in deportation proceedings who have avenues to lawful status through legal representation, community empowerment, and policy advocacy.  Our vision is to live in a world where the fundamental right to move is respected by all.

We are recruiting an attorney to join our Milpitas legal team and increase our capacity to represent detained and non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings. In addition to providing legal representation, the attorney will work closely with grassroots partners to develop a community-led deportation defense model that places directly impacted community members at the center of their own defense and advocacy. The attorney will engage in community education, outreach, and advocacy to create and sustain a network of neighborhood-led response teams equipped with the know-how and resources to meet the needs of the immigrant community when faced with detention and deportation. If you are someone with a positive attitude, high standards of excellence, and a love for the community we serve, then please apply!  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct legal representation to immigrants in removal proceedings
  • Coordinate advocacy, public campaigns, and community-led initiatives with family members of clients and grassroots partners
  • Work closely with partners to provide know your rights and self-defense education for the community
  • Train and supervise interns and volunteers
  • Help establish internal policies as our non-profit grows

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one year of removal defense experience
  • Fluency or proficiency in Spanish (other languages a plus)
  • Ability to take on leadership in various projects, in addition to direct legal services responsibilities
  • Desire to invest in Pangea’s growth and development
  • J.D. degree with membership in good standing with a State Bar (California preferred)

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Pangea is a collaborative, nonhierarchical/horizontal organization, where salaries are equal among all staff after the first six months of employment at $52,000/year
  • Benefits include state bar dues, professional membership fees, medical and dental, preventative health benefits, a socially responsible retirement package, and an annual right to move stipend

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position will begin in early 2017 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  If you believe you might be a good fit, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, copy of your law school transcript, and three references to welcome@pangealegal.org.  Please indicate “Santa Clara Attorney Application” in the subject line of your email. 

Pangea is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We believe diversity makes us stronger and we welcome applicants diverse in race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other areas. 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: RECEPTIONIST AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

Pangea Legal Services (Pangea) is a growing non-profit organization based in San Francisco and Santa Clara County. We advocate for immigrants in deportation proceedings who have avenues to lawful status through legal representation, community empowerment, and policy advocacy.  Our vision is to live in a world where the fundamental right to move is respected by all.

We are recruiting a receptionist and operations manager to join our San Francisco team. This is a pivotal position in creating a welcoming atmosphere for a diverse community of immigrant clients who visit our space and call on a daily basis.  If you are someone with a positive attitude, high standards of excellence, and a love for the community we serve, then please apply! 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere as the first point of contact with diverse community members, clients, government officials, funders and other partners
  • Receive and respond to a high volume of phone calls and emails
  • Manage office space, calendaring, and stocking of supplies
  • Provide general administrative support, process mailings, and ensure smooth technological operations
  • Take on grant reporting and bookkeeping responsibilities
  • Help establish internal policies as our non-profit grows

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluent in written and spoken Spanish (native strongly preferred) and English
  • Ability to prioritize multiple and changing tasks
  • Desire to invest in Pangea’s growth and development
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience)

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Pangea is a collaborative, nonhierarchical/horizontal organization, where salaries are equal among all staff after the first six months of employment at $52,000/year
  • Benefits include professional development training, medical and dental, preventative health benefits, a socially responsible retirement package, and an annual right to move stipend

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position will begin in early 2017, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  If you believe you might be a good fit, please submit a cover letter, resume, copy of your transcript (if applicable), and three references to welcome@pangealegal.org. Please indicate “Receptionist and Operations Manager” in the subject line of your email. 

Pangea is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We believe diversity makes us stronger and we welcome applicants diverse in race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other areas.

 

Spanish Document Translation Needed

Pangea Legal Services (Pangea) is a growing non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California.  We serve the immigrant community, particularly in the area of deportation defense.  In addition to direct services, we advocate on behalf of immigrants through policy advocacy, education, and legal empowerment efforts.  Our vision is to live in a world where the fundamental right to move is respected by all. 

Pangea is currently looking for volunteer Spanish to English translators.  This is a remote position, perfect for busy students and working professionals looking to make an impact.  Translations can be done at home during flexible hours.

TRANSLATOR POSITION DESCRIPTION:

•          Translate legal documents, personal letters, and news reports from written Spanish into written English

DESIRED SKILLS, QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

•           Proficiency in written Spanish and English

•           Attention to detail in writing

•           Ability to work independently

•           Passion for refugee, immigrant, and human rights

HOW TO APPLY:

If you believe you might be a good fit, please submit a resume and 1-paragraph description of your Spanish and English language abilities to celine@pangealegal.orgPlease indicate “Translator Application” in the subject line of your email. 

 

 

 

Law Clerk Position (Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis)

Pangea Legal Services (Pangea) is a growing non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California. We serve the immigrant community, particularly in the area of deportation defense.  In addition to direct services, we advocate on behalf of immigrants through policy advocacy, education, and legal empowerment efforts.  Our vision is to live in a world where the fundamental right to move is respected by all. 

We bring positive attitudes, enthusiasm, and humility to our work.  We accept applications for fall, spring, and summer law clerks to join our team on a rolling basis and will accept up to two clerks per semester.  

Law Clerk Position Description:

  • Assist in providing direct legal representation to immigrants in removal proceedings
  • Work with Pangea and coalition advocates to lead policy advocacy initiatives, community education, and coalition building efforts in the Bay Area
  • Contribute to a small, tight-knit, and innovative nonprofit

Desired Skills, Qualities and Experience:

  • Fluency or proficiency in Spanish (other languages a plus)
  • Passion for refugee, immigrant, and human rights
  • Prior immigration or refugee law experience
  • Ability to work independently and in teams alike
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 

During the academic school year, we require a minimum commitment of 16 hours/week. During the summer, we require a full time commitment for a minimum of 10 weeks.   

How to Apply:

If you believe you might be a good fit, please submit a cover letter, resume, copy of your transcript, and three references to welcome@pangealegal.orgPlease indicate “[Semester/Year] Law Clerk Application” in the subject line of your email. 

Pangea is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.