Bilingual Administrative Assistant - Immigrant Justice Project

US-GA-Atlanta
Req No.
2017-1177
Category
Legal
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center works to protect the rights of immigrants and their children to ensure they are treated with fairness and respect for their dignity. Our work is focused in two main areas: (1) protecting migrant workers from exploitation and (2) defending immigrants against unlawful government action, including challenging harsh anti-immigrant laws and practices; protecting the due process rights of detained immigrants facing immigration enforcement; and accessing education for immigrant children. In recent years, we have ended discriminatory practices that reduced immigrants’ access to driver’s licenses in Georgia and to register to vote in Louisiana. We have won millions of dollars in stolen wages and other compensation to migrant workers in states such as South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. We have recently launched an ambitious project to provide free legal representation to immigrants detained in southeastern detention centers, starting at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia.

 

Under general supervision, provide administrative support to maintain a smoothly running office and office projects, particularly the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative.

Responsibilities

• Assist with handling incoming/outgoing calls, conducting intakes with immigrants seeking legal representation, and entering intake notes into office software;
• Assist with scheduling volunteers who will represent immigrants at remote locations, including through entering information into volunteer database, communicating with SPLC security and other departments, and answering volunteers’ questions as directed;
• Prepare and submit expense vouchers for SPLC personnel working in Lumpkin, GA; Ocilla, GA; Jena, LA; and Folkston, GA (“remote offices”), and otherwise process requisitions, invoices, W-9s, and similar documents as needed;
• Coordinate maintenance of SPLC equipment, restock supplies, update library, and coordinate facilities support as needed for remote and Decatur offices;
• Receive, sort, distribute, and send incoming and outgoing mail and faxes and maintain related records;
• Compile and enter data for special reports, as needed;
• Handle printing, copying, and distribution of documents as directed;
• Schedule hotel and car rental reservations as needed;
• Greet vendors and visitors;
• Provide information within scope of knowledge or refer to appropriate individuals;
• Schedule and participate in departmental and other meetings as directed;
• Other duties that may be assigned to meet SPLC needs.

Qualifications

• Fluency in English and Spanish;
• Strong organization skills;
• Excellent and consistent attention-to-detail and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
• Aptitude for and willingness to be a team player.

 

Other Special Considerations
This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.

 

Disclaimer
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

 

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.

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