Advancing Justice Southern California,

Managing Director, Immigration Services

13 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

We are the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services, and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

We provide supportive services for individuals wanting to start the immigration process through Family-based immigration, Asylum, Temporary protected status, the Violence Against Women Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T-Visa and U-Visa. We also have free citizenship workshops and resources to help you on your naturalization journey.

About this job

As a member of the organization’s Managing Leadership Team, this position leads the development, execution, and evaluation of AJSOCAL’s immigration legal services practices, including (but not limited to): development and management of program, fundraising, and communications strategies; guiding the organization’s advocacy on immigration issues; and informing impact litigation opportunities to improve access to immigration remedies for our communities.

Roles & responsibilities

Your day-to-day typically includes:

40% Program Execution and Unit Planning

  • Oversee the organizational operation of immigration legal services, in LA and regional offices.
  • Provide substantive legal expertise with program strategies, vision and design.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision of program leaders and staff (as necessary).
  • Build a team-centered client service model, and monitor issues related to services to manage cooperation, ongoing engagements, and client expectations.
  • Coordinate client services with other attorneys and units, including strategy sessions with agency Litigation Director and Policy Director

35% Administration

  • Develop fundraising strategies, and manage current funding, including tracking progress towards deliverables, drafting grant reports, and communications with funders.
  • Manage the overall budget for immigration programs.
  • Work in cooperation with other units within the agency to advance policies affecting clients.

25% Outreach, Education and External Relations

  • Cultivate, maintain, and oversee community partnerships.
  • Support and instruct community outreach opportunities for programs, including how to inform appropriate responses to community needs and requests.
  • Develop communications strategies, and provide communications support, including with media, community stakeholders, and donors.

All other duties as assigned.


J.D. and must be an active member of the California State Bar

Minimum of eight years of diverse immigration legal practice, preferably representing underrepresented client communities.

Minimum of two years of supervision.

To apply

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