Who We Are:
The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is the only non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area focused exclusively on providing free legal assistance to child and adult immigrants detained by the government in the Capital Region.
The Detained Children’s Program provides legal orientation and screening to the majority of detained migrant children in Maryland and Virginia region. We also offer free legal services to children released from the Office of Refugee Resettlement custody to this region.
CAIR Coalition is dedicated to equity and inclusion and to constantly working towards anti-racism both internally and externally.
The Program Director of the Detained Children’s Program manages and leads all aspects of a program of approximately 30 staff, in coordination with the program’s Deputy Director. This includes having oversight for: strategic vision; legal strategies; administration; budget; hiring and staff structure; and personnel development. It is the Director’s responsibility to ensure that the program operates in an efficient, effective and equitable manner so as to (i) provide excellent, culturally competent client services, (ii) meet all contract and grant requirements, (iii) ensure the professional development of all staff, and (iv) cross-work effectively with other programs.
The Director will also serve as a member of the organizational Leadership Team and help set organization-wide policies. The Leadership of CAIR Coalition is undergoing a restructuring that will result in a larger leadership team, centered on collective management and staff-centered communications.
General Duties and Responsibilities :
Program Administration Services:
What Else You Should Know:
This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may require some travel to the Washington, DC. and/or Baltimore, MD office, and/or court during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff will be expected to enter ORR facilities and state, or immigration courts should client-needs demand them before November 1, 2021. CAIR Coalition will provide its employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) per our COVID-19 policies.
This is a full-time in-person position. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all CAIR Coalition staff are currently working remotely. It is anticipated that staff will work from their respective offices on November 1, 2021. This date is subject to change.
CAIR Coalition’s benefits package includes (a) subsidized health, dental insurance, and vision insurance (CAIR Coalition pays a very high rate of the insurance package, for which we can provide additional information); (b) life insurance valued at $50,000, as well as long and short term disability; (d) the option to set up a Flexible Spending Account (beginning January 1, 2021); and (d) the option to set up a 403(b) account (the equivalent of a 401(k) account for nonprofits) which the organization has the option, for all employees on an annual basis, to match at a certain percentage after one year of continuous employment.
Complete application in its entirety. Be sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample of no more than 10 pages. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; early submissions are encouraged as the position is open immediately. No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2021. Start date is September 30, 2021.
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. CAIR Coalition prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CAIR Coalition conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
The employee utilizes their expertise in the law to develop creative solutions to novel legal issues and to help lead efforts to develop changes in the law. The employee works to develop new initiatives at the organization to increase efficacy, efficiency, and cultural competency of legal services. The employee is a thought-leader on client services and advocacy.
Client and Programmatic Proficiency
The employee proficiently manages their program’s shelter, client, and in-office programmatic obligations to ensure that the children and clients receive zealous and culturally competent representation, meets its funding obligations, and collaborates effectively within the organization and with peer groups. The employee skillfully supervises their staff and ensures that staff are in a position to grow professionally.
The employee ensures that all administrative aspects of their position (and their staffs’ positions), attendant to the provision of services to clients and looks to streamline and improve administrative aspects.