Afghan Legal Services Project
The Asylum Clinic Kansas City, a non-profit legal services provider located in North Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking a full-time Program Assistant to join our energetic team. The Program Assistant will work closely with the Director of the Afghan Legal Services Project (ALSP) to provide critical support for the project's operations. The ideal candidate will have an interest in nonprofit work and be committed to supporting our immigrant neighbors.
In this role, the Program Assistant will assist with federal grant administration and compliance, interact with clients, volunteers, refugee resettlement agencies, and partner organizations on behalf of the ALSP Director, and manage the docket for all ALSP cases. The Program Assistant will also handle scheduling, IT, and other administrative tasks for the ALSP staff.
Assist with federal grant administration and compliance.
Interact with clients, volunteers, refugee resettlement agencies, and partner organizations on the Project Director's behalf.
Assist in the preparation of submissions to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of Asylum Clinic Kansas City's direct clients, including asylum and special immigrant visa applications, among others.
Manage the docket for all ALSP cases.
Handle scheduling, IT, and other administrative tasks for the ALSP staff.
Some experience with federal grant administration and/or nonprofit accounting is preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with fluency in Dari or Pashto language a plus.
Ability to meet deadlines and handle confidential information discreetly.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and other basic computer skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and works well on a team.
Punctual and responsible.
Hours, Compensation, & Benefits
This is a full-time in-person position located at our office in North Kansas City, Missouri.
Our organization is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive. We are excited to welcome a talented and dedicated individual to join our team.
The compensation for this position is negotiable (starting at $20/hr) and will be based on the candidate's experience. We offer a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, which includes:
Three weeks of paid time off (PTO)
100% employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance
Medical benefits, including health savings accounts
A Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching
About The Asylum Clinic Kansas City
The Asylum Clinic Kansas City is a small but rapidly growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing comprehensive immigration legal services to immigrants in our community. Despite our small size, we manage a large caseload and work collaboratively to navigate the ever-changing policies of the immigration system, which greatly affects our day-to-day work. To ensure that we continue to fulfill our mission of providing excellent legal services, our team works closely together to overcome challenges presented by immigration policy and achieve our client goals.
Our organization was founded with a commitment to uphold the rights and dignity of all immigrants, regardless of their background or circumstances. We believe that every person deserves access to high-quality legal representation and comprehensive support services, particularly those who have fled their home countries due to violence, persecution, or other forms of hardship. At ACKC, we are proud to be a trusted and respected resource for immigrants and their families. We are committed to fighting for their rights and providing them with the tools and resources they need to build a brighter future.
About the Afghan Legal Services Project
After the American withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, approximately 76,000 Afghans were evacuated and brought to the United States. Primarily, these individuals were given parole status that allowed them to remain in the United States for 2 years. Parole status provides no assurance that they can remain in the United States after their parole expires. As a result, Afghan parolees are a vulnerable group, arriving in a new country with no guarantee they will be allowed to stay and faced with an overwhelming immigration process, fearing being forced to go back to Afghanistan where they could be harmed.
The Missouri Office of Refugee Administration has designated Asylum Clinic Kansas City to serve as legal services coordinator for the resettlement agencies serving Afghan evacuees in western Missouri. In 2021, western Missouri welcomed approximately 850 Afghan evacuees, most of whom now need legal assistance to file for asylum, special immigrant visas or other immigration options. We are proud to serve this role and invite you to join us in this important work.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line "Project Assistant Position - [NAME]" when submitting your application.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team!