HR Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

NWIRP seeks a passionate and talented Human Resources (HR) Director who is eager to administer and lead the varied aspects of NWIRP's human resources needs and expand its capacity. In this role, you will work closely with the unionized staff and management team to support NWIRP’s culture of justice, equity, diversity, and representation during one of the most dynamic times in our history. We bring our core values of fairness, self-determination, and inclusion into all aspects of our work, and seek you, an individual who can manage and expand current HR programs grounded in NWIRP’s values and principles.
As our ideal candidate, you have a combination of strong personal, interpersonal, and organizational competencies. You are collaborative, self-aware, values-based, and an avid learner. You are an engaged, active listener, and have well-honed relational skills that enable you to develop and maintain trust with your colleagues.


  • Collaborate in expanding and improving HR strategy and programs
  • Have and maintain direct knowledge of and experience with all major human resources functions and their administration including workforce planning, recruitment, retention, compensation, employee and labor relations, employment law, and diversity and inclusion
  • Further union-management collaborations and ensure best practices in organizational policies and procedures
  • Report to NWIRP’s Executive Director


  • Experience handling immigration cases for not less than 3 years. Exceptional, in depth clinical work may be considered.
  • Substantial experience handling removal/deportation defense cases before the EOIR and BIA and ICE.
  • Extensive experience in asylum, withholding and CAT cases.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of applying the categorical approach to determine divisibility and other analysis required to determine the immigration consequences of criminal conduct as applicable to discrete burdens of proof and production.
  • Extensive experience in motion practice before the EOIR and the BIA.
  • Exposure to and prior work on family and humanitarian, Special Immigrant Juvenile, and other protection-based immigration cases.

How to Apply:

Submit a single file containing your cover letter and resume here.