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Director of Immigration Services

4290 East Ashlan Avenue, Fresno, CA, USA


Full-Time; Exempt

Department/Program Focus:


Reports to:

Immigration Services

$85,000 - $110,000 DOE

Executive Director, Education and Leadership Foundation


Job Description

The Director of Immigration Services (Attorney) is responsible for the oversight, administration, and
execution of immigration programs and grants for the Immigration Integration Help Center (IIHC)
according to ELF’s vision and mission statement. Moreover, the director provides legal immigration
counseling to immigrant families in the Central Valley.

Responsibilities may include initiation and setting goals for immigration programs to the strategic
objectives of the organization, planning the programs from start to completion involving deadlines,
milestones, and processes, and developing or approving budgets and operations. Furthermore, the
director ensures that applicable federal, state, and local regulations, ELF case management policies,
and the Code of Ethics and Conduct provide assigned legal services. The Director works
collaboratively with our staff, including the Program Manager, Staff attorneys, administrative support
staff, and case workers, to provide client-centered, holistic services. The Director represents clients
before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS only) in the following areas of immigration:
Adjustment of Status; Consular Process; Extension of Non-Immigrant Status; DACA Renewal
Applications; Naturalization; Acquisition and Derivation of Citizenship; Legal Permanent Resident
(LPR) Renewals; Advance Parole; Parole-in-Place; U-VISA; VAWA; Inadmissibility Waivers; Removal
Defense Cases, TPS, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, K-1 Visas, T-Visas, CAT, and other similar


Responsibilities & Requirements

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to Ana Luisa Lopez, Human Resources Manager, at


  • Juris Doctorate degree

  • CA bar membership is preferred and will be given preference.


  • A minimum of 2 to 5 years of immigration law experience, removal defense-specific experience, and affirmative cases.

  • Experience in drafting affidavits about family-based cases and hardship waivers; legal issues experienced by diverse immigrant communities.


  • Valid CA driver's license, vehicle insurance, and daily access to a vehicle

  • Must be in good standing with the state bar (CA state bar preferred)


  • Fluent in English and Spanish

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Excellent writing abilities

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Ability to quickly build and maintain rapport with people of diverse social backgrounds

  • Ability to stay organized, manage a high-volume workload and work under strict deadlines

  • Professional level skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and other relevant computer programs such as Quickbase and Egnyte case management software.

  • Knowledge of best practices in working with clients with mental competency issues, including those suffering from mental health challenges and children

  • Ability to work collaboratively and handle multipe demands in a sometimes hectic and busy environment

  • Knowledge of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, Code of Federal Regulation, and USCIS Policy Manuals

  • Ability to connect clients to existing community resources


The Education & Leadership Foundation is a community benefit non-profit organization that provides education, civic engagement, and immigration services. 

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