Capacity Building Program Manager, Immigrant Justice Partnerships

The Resurrection Project (TRP) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization. Founded by a coalition of Pilsen churches in 1990, The Resurrection Project's mission is to build relationships and challenge people to act on their faith and values to create healthy communities through organizing, education and community development. The organization primarily serves low and moderate-income families in Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards, and Melrose Park.

The goal of TRP’s Immigrant Justice Department is to provide opportunities for authentic local immigrant leadership, to offer holistic community-based immigration legal services, and to work in coalitions to expand access to legal representation.


The Capacity Building Program Manager’s primary function will be to oversee capacity building efforts for TRP’s 40+ immigrant-serving partner organizations, including developing training curriculum and coordinating with external technical assistance partners to provide trainings and other support to agencies. This position will also serve as lead developer and coordinator for the DOJ Accredited Representative Fellowship program. The goal of the DOJ Fellowship Program is to strengthen the existing infrastructure of community-based legal aid and immigrant rights organizations by providing training and mentorship opportunities for individuals seeking partial and full accreditation to ultimately significantly expand the legal profession to Black, Brown, and Immigrant communities, especially in rural areas outside of Chicago; and increase the number of bilingual and bicultural legal professionals. Salary range: $55,000 - $65,000


Coordinate training and technical assistance partners to provide virtual and in-person monthly training opportunities to partner organizations
• Lead in development of Illinois’ first DOJ Fellowship Program for individuals seeking DOJ partial and full accreditation, including:
     o Develop application and selection process in consultation with fellowship planning committee organizations
     o Coordinate with external training partners to develop schedule and training curriculum
     o Develop schedule for observation at host organizations and ensure shadowing opportunities are made available
     o Recruit and oversee DOJ Accredited Representative mentors and pair with fellows
     o Plan and coordinate periodic convenings for fellows including orientation, mid-year retreat, and end of year graduation ceremony
     o Lead in program evaluation and data collection around program deliverables, including developing reporting templates

• Develop Request for Proposals (RFPs), execute Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), and collect and process periodic invoices for technical assistance agencies
• Engage frequently in strategic thinking particularly as it relates to the development of the capacity building programs and provide recommendations as needed
• Assist director in managing budget, evaluation methods, and reporting related to grants and ensuring compliance


• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or significant track record working within immigrant communities
• Minimum of 3 years of experience working with immigration legal services or immigrant advocacy groups
• Previous DOJ accreditation a plus
• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
• Demonstrated leadership in the legal services sector or immigrant rights organizations
• Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with residents, local leaders, and all nonprofits to strengthen and advance multiple aspects of legal services programs
• Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to listen well, convey thoughts clearly, speak in public, and work effectively as a member of a team
• Excellent analytical, writing, and organization skills with the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task, and meet established timelines and goals
• Demonstrated skills in facilitation, relationship building, and collaborative planning
• Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively and to effectively interpret general policy,
criteria, and procedures for specific situations relating to immigration legal services and/or removal defense
• Technical skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and proficiency with data systems and government grant reporting
• Ability to deal effectively and professionally in stressful situation and with a high volume of public and professional inquiries while exhibiting sound judgment and using discretion

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to