UC Advocate

Americans for Immigrant Justice Temporarily Remote in Miami, FL
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January 5, 2023
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Temporarily Remote in Miami, FL


Agency Background:

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrants' rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies.


AI Justice is seeking a qualified, UC Advocate for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody as well as in the community. The shelter advocate will primarily assist and coordinate legal services for unaccompanied children in immigration custody.

The UC advocate will be responsible for following duties:

1. Provide “Know Your Rights” presentations for detained unaccompanied minors.

2. Conduct individual client interviews and follow-up meetings.

3. Facilitate referrals to other legal service providers.

4. Participate in regularly scheduled calls and in-person meetings with stakeholders and team members.

5. Work closely with various government agencies and social service providers.

6. Conduct daily case management, performing clerical duties such as data entry, filing and database maintenance.

7. Ensure necessary reporting data is accurately captured and updated.

8. Support attorneys by copying documents, completing and preparing applications for review by the attorney.

9. Interpret for clients and/or attorneys at interviews, hearings or presentations and prepare written translations of documents as needed; and

10. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


· Fluency in written and verbal Spanish required. Speakers of Mayan languages strongly encouraged to apply;

· The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic, friendly and responsible;

· Ability to work independently and under pressure;

· Ability to work collaboratively with multiple attorneys and staff members;

· Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds;

· Ability to adapt to a high-volume workload with fast changing deadlines and priorities;

· Experience working with children preferred;

· Demonstrated commitment to advocating on behalf of immigrant rights and/or children’s rights;

· Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office applications required;

· Must have own transportation; and

· Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks.


· Bachelor’s degree required.

Location: Miami, FL

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health, vision, and dental, and life insurance coverage; 15 paid days of vacation leave; 13 paid holidays; 10 paid health days; 1 personal day. TriRail discount commuter benefit and $50/month cell phone stipend to off-set communication expenses. After one year of employment, staff are entitled to paid parental leave and up to 3% matching employer contribution to 403(b) retirement plan.

How to apply

AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups. We value strength in diversity and inclusion within our office and are actively working towards providing an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment free from discrimination for all.

Please apply via really and provide your resume, cover letter, and 3 references in PDF format.

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references.
Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Our offices are currently closed. We are temporarily working remotely.


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • & write fluently in Spanish (Required)

Work Location: One location

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