The Iranian American Bar Association in collaboration with the Asian Law Caucus are seeking a Policy & Education Fellow for the duration of one year, with possibility of extension. The Fellow will be housed in the National Security & Civil Rights Program of the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco, CA and will be responsible for addressing the racism and stereotyping borne by “post 9/11 impacted communities,” including the Iranian-American community, through policy, communication, public education, and law.
Engage in public policy advocacy to advance civil rights for communities impacted by overbroad or invasive national security policies and the growing climate of anti-immigrant policies.
Community education regarding post 9/11 impacted communities.
Coordinate activities with our community partners, to the end of promoting and protecting civil rights of 9/11 impacted communities.
Reports to Staff Attorney, National Security & Civil Rights.
B.A./B.S. and J.D. degrees, California Bar Admission highly preferred.
Experience in legal services and/or policy work furthering civil rights and immigrants rights.
Substantive law experience in a relevant area such as national security, civil rights, and constitutional law.
Highly motivated and self-starting.
Excellent research, analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to work with a highly diverse group of mission-driven lawyers and staff with a range of substantive law knowledge, experience, and expertise.
Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently and in collaboration with other attorneys, community advocates, and community-based organizations.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of 9/11 impacted communities.
Compensation and Benefits
This position is financially co-supported by the Asian Law Caucus and the Iranian American Bar Association with the assist of the PARSA Community Foundation. Salary range will be between $48,000 and $52,000, depending on experience, and is based on principles of internal equity. A full benefits package is included.
Interested candidates should submit via email (Microsoft Word compatible attachments) a cover letter and resume summarizing your interest, qualifications and experience, a legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Target start date is September 2011.
Please no phone calls.
The Asian Law Caucus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religious affiliation.