Position Summary: Tahirih Justice Center, a non-profit legal services organization, seeks to hire an engaging and empathetic lawyer for a Staff Attorney role in our Baltimore, Maryland office. This position will provide critical legal interdisciplinary representation to Tahirih’s clients who are adult and minor immigrant survivors of violence seeking humanitarian immigration protection and related family law relief before the Department of Homeland Security, federal immigration courts and Maryland state courts. The successful candidate will be well-versed in immigration law and be adept at facilitating trauma-informed legal representation and have a thriving passion for social justice. The ideal candidate is an activist-minded, self-starting professional with excellent oratory and written communication skills. We are seeking a dynamic individual that can seamlessly operate in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining their passion for our mission and supporting internal and external collaboration. This position will report to the Executive Director.
Interdisciplinary Legal Services
Stakeholders Advocacy and Policy Support
Fundraising and Communications
Additional Desired Qualifications
Annual salary and benefits: Competitive compensation depends on experience. Generous benefits include fully-paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
About the Tahirih Justice Center: The Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s 100 employees work from offices in the DC metro area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Submissions: Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.
Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
Tahirih Justice Center is committed to diversity, equity and unity as core values. We practice inclusiveness in decision making through consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih seeks to hire and retain employees whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. We encourage candidates who are committed to equity and who are from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities to apply.