Job Opportunity – Legal Rights Presenter

UPDATE – 03/22/2019 – position has been filled.

02/20/2019

Job Opportunity with MIA: Legal Rights Presenter (Memphis, TN – Tutwiler, MS)

Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is seeking to fill a part-time position to provide legal orientation presentations to immigrants detained in the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, MS one day per week (Thursdays). The facility is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Memphis, TN.

Qualified candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish, with excellent interpretation and translation skills. A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented, compassionate, and have an interest in immigration law.

Responsibilities:

  • Traveling to the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility each Thursday with MIA staff.
  • Conducting legal orientation presentations for detained immigrants in Spanish, including providing information on the asylum process individually and in group settings.
  • Working with telephonic interpreters to provide orientations and screenings in third languages for non-English/non-Spanish speakers.
  • Data entry.

This position is perfect for college graduates considering law school, individuals with a social work or political science background interested in immigrants’ rights, or anyone who is organized, thorough, and wants to make a positive impact in the lives of immigrants in the Mid-South. Hourly pay is dependent upon qualifications and experience. This position could lead to full-time work in our Memphis office, contingent upon funding.

To apply, please send your resume with a cover letter to info@miamemphis.org.