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Staff Attorney - International Human Rights Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

Full-Time

Mid Level

Chicago, IL, USA

$53.000 - $77.000

27 Oct → 26 Nov

Expired

Job Description

The UIC Law School, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking a Staff Attorney for the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC).

The IHRC is dedicated to the protection of human rights in the U.S. and around the world. It advocates for human rights in international and domestic tribunals and other forums, as well as provide resources and research on human rights and engage in public education and outreach.

All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes Vacation, Holiday and Sick. In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents. Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.

For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by November 5, 2021.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Staff Attorney is responsible for representing clients in asylum and human right cases, creating informational materials, and conducting community outreach. The Staff Attorney will also coordinate intakes and referrals, assist in case management, and supervise law students in the representation of clients and projects.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois license, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar; excellent time management and organization skills; and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. Preferred qualifications include a minimum of two (2) years of practice experience; experience in immigration law, human rights law, civil rights, or relevant field, and ability to communicate fluently in Spanish (written and oral).

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