Director, Immigration Justice Project



Principal job accountable for the attainment of both short- and long-term objectives for the ABA’s Commission on Immigration operations in San Diego, CA.

  • Fulfillment and development of strategic goals and operational objectives for the location.
  • Accountable for the efficient operations of the location while maintaining cost within standards without degradation of quality or service delivery.
  • Leads the identification, outreach, and attainment of funding sources that are aligned with the location’s mission, vision, and values, as overseen by ABA Commission on Immigration.
  • Oversees establishment of protocols and policies on service delivery, detention facility interaction, grant compliance, immigration court representation, and the development of complementary services.
  • Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, performance appraisal and, where appropriate, applies discipline to and through subordinates.
  • Accountable for the stewardship and efficient utilization of all allocated grant funding and for compliance with all grant plans, provisions, and deliverables.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Juris Doctorate or Master of Law (LLM) from an ABA-accredited law school and be in good standing, and one or more years’ experience in representing clients preferably on immigration matters.
  • Licensed to practice law in a U.S. state or territory as required to appear as representative before immigration court(s). 
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish in written and spoken forms. 
  • At least five years of experience practicing immigration law. 
  • At least three years of experience supervising a team of employees which must have included goal setting, performance management/feedback, and hiring and termination of staff. 
  • At least three years of experience managing budgets and maintaining service quality/delivery. 
  • At least three years of experience in developing, fostering, and expanding grant operations in support of a not-for-profit entity. 
  • Intermediate proficiency in both the Microsoft Office suite of products and with Google tools and products.

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