Legal Coordinator
Washington, DC, DC

We Are …

The American Immigration Council (the "Council") works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring. 


Your Role …

The American Immigration Council seeks a highly motivated, impact-driven, flexible individual for its legal department. The Legal Coordinator’s primary  responsibilities are to provide litigation and administrative support to the  legal department. The Legal Coordinator also plans national litigation  meetings, updates content on the Council’s website, participates in internal  Council task forces, and develops policies and protocols designed to  facilitate the work of the legal department. 

As with all positions at the Council, this position requires commitment to the Council’s mission and the organization’s culture of philanthropy.

Essential Job Functions. . .

  • Provides litigation support by 1. formats, copies and submits legal documents for filing with federal courts and/or immigration agencies 2. reviews court rules 3. tracks pending cases and calendars court deadlines 4. maintains files with court filings and 5. Corresponds with clients to gather information for litigation.
  • Assists with all aspects of helping legal team staff gain admission to federal courts and filing paperwork to appear in those courts.
  • Interfaces with immigration lawyers, advocates, clients, individuals seeking legal advice or representation, and other stakeholders. Supports the Council’s transparency work, including by tracking, organizing and reviewing government records and leading the drafting of This Month in Government Transparency, a monthly email to constituents.
  • Spearheads monitoring and reviewing data for a large class action lawsuit. 
  • Updates legal sections of website and coordinates with other legal team members to provide updates to the website.
  • Schedules and plans internal and external meetings and events.
  • Leads planning of large conferences, including managing logistics, invitees, necessary technology, and other tasks as needed.  
  • Drafts correspondence, processes expense reports, plans travel for team attorneys, and performs administrative/clerical tasks as needed.
  • Develops and implements processes to ensure communication among legal staff is streamlined and effective.
  • Monitors the team’s Clearinghouse inbox, an inbox where attorneys request technical assistance from legal staff.
  • Monitors and records legal team activities in preparation for board reports and reports to funders.
  • Serves as the point person for organizing and updating collaborative platforms for saving and sharing legal team documents.
  • Coordinates recruitment of legal interns.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks, as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s  degree required. Some related work and/or internship experience is desired.  Spanish fluency is strongly preferred. 
  • Candidates should reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. 


Our Workplace …

We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits).  Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, monthly transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, 3+ weeks’ vacation, 11 Federal holidays, on-site fitness center and many more exciting benefit programs.


Your Colleagues …

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative and compassionate.
  • A  community of individuals passionate about their work.

For consideration, qualified applicants are to submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement. cover letter should include a summary of how your background, knowledge, skills and abilities relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  

NOTE: Applications without cover letters and which do not indicate desired salary may not be considered.

Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax or phone).

The American Immigration Council ("Council") is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.


The Council believes that diversity is a strength. The Council is committed to being a safe, respectful and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.