Legal Program Associate (Temporary)

 

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT


Temporary Position—Legal Program Associate
Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) is looking for a part-time temporary employee (20-25 hrs. /week). The temporary employee will be responsible for managing our Vietnamese Immigrant Information Hotline, providing naturalization application assistance to eligible immigrants, and providing community education presentations on issues related to immigration law and benefits. Agency Description – Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) is a leading immigrant rights organization in the South Bay dedicated to providing immigrant rights advocacy, community education and organizing, and immigration legal assistance to Silicon Valley’s diverse immigrant communities. The mission of SIREN is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in the Silicon Valley through direct services, community education and organizing, leadership development and policy advocacy. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.
Requirements:
Must be fluent in Vietnamese and English
Must be able to read and write in Vietnamese and English
Must have good telephone etiquette
Must have knowledge of and be familiar with the Vietnamese community residing in Silicon Valley
Must be available on Thursdays from 9 am-6 pm

Preferred:
Bachelor’s Degree
Immigration legal experience (strong plus)
Paralegal experience
Public speaking experience
Spanish speaking abilities a plus

Duties:
Check phone messages and return phone calls in Vietnamese and English
Provide naturalization application assistance to eligible immigrants
Conduct education and outreach to Vietnamese community
Serve as a Vietnamese interpreter on Thursdays (for walk-in clinics)
Provide language translation in Vietnamese for SIREN documents and outreach materials

Salary & benefits: Based on experience.
Starting date: Interviews will begin immediately
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, references and a 1 page writing sample in Vietnamese to:
Legal Program Associate, SIREN, 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95112 OR by email to:
SIREN Human Resources at HR@siren-bayarea.org. For more information, visit our website at
www.siren-bayarea.org.