Staff Attorney

The Alaska Institute for Justice seeks a full-time staff attorney with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience working with diverse communities.  The position has several major responsibilities including providing immigration legal services and case management social service support to immigrant crime victims, including victims of human trafficking.   We are a busy non-profit agency serving the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States and the only non-profit in Alaska providing immigration legal services.  We represent approximately 850 immigrants annually and also house a statewide Language Interpreter Center, dedicated to training bilingual Alaskans to be professional interpreters and provide an interpreter referral service.

Requirements: J.D. degree, license to practice law in Alaska (may hire contingent upon passing the next Alaska Bar exam after date of hire), excellent written and oral communication skills and work experience with culturally diverse clients, civil rights issues and domestic violence and sexual assault programs.  Strong preference for bilingual applicants.  EOE

Salary DOE.  Open until filled.

Submit resume and writing sample to:

Jason Baumetz
Alaska Institute for Justice
431 W. 7th Ave., Suite 208
Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
Jason.baumetz@akijp.org
907-279-2457

 

 

Paralegal

The Alaska Institute for Justice seeks a paralegal with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and making services accessible to underserved crime victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The position has several major responsibilities including office receptionist, screening and intake with domestic violence/sexual assault and human trafficking survivors, preparing immigration applications, including immigration, family law, and protective order proceedings for rural underserved crime victims. We are a busy non-profit agency serving the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States. We represent approximately 850 Alaskans annually. The Alaska Institute for Justice also houses a statewide Language Interpreter Center, dedicated to training bilingual Alaskans to be professional interpreters and provides an interpreter referral service and Research and Policy Institute focused on climate justice.

Requirements: Paralegal Degree or two years’ experience in legal field required. Bachelor’s Degree in sociology, social work, or related field or two years’ work experience in health or human services field required. Excellent written and verbal skills required. Computer literate. Work experience with culturally diverse clients, civil rights issues and domestic violence and sexual assault programs preferred. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. EOE
Salary DOE. Open until filled.

Submit resume and writing sample to:
Jason Baumetz
Alaska Institute for Justice
431 W. 7th Ave., Suite 208
Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
Jason.baumetz@akijp.org
907-279-2457

 

 

Government Relations Specialist

The Alaska Institute for Justice’s (AIJ) mission is to protect the human and civil rights of all Alaskans through legal services, policy and education. AIJ’s Research and Policy Institute is dedicated to social and environmental justice research to inform public policy at the local, national and international level.

The Research and Policy Institute Government Relations Specialist will:

• Lead AIJ engagement on public policy and advocacy issues related to climate change, disasters, land use planning and hazard mitigation and represent AIJ to federal and state government entities to advance these policy issues;

• Monitor, analyze, and recommend appropriate responses to legislative and regulatory developments that have implications for AIJ’s Research and Policy Institute priorities and the people they serve; and

• Work with the AIJ team to draft legislative analysis, position statements, white papers, letters to key leaders and coalitions, testimony, reports, articles, fact sheets, issue briefs, and other resources.

Minimum Qualifications: The individual for this position must show a demonstrated commitment to working on climate change, civil rights and social justice issues and possess excellent communication and writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills. The person must have demonstrated experience working with Alaska Native communities and tribes and state, and federal government agencies. Education/Experience: J.D., B.A. or B.S. Degree in public policy and prior government relations experience preferred. Computer keyboarding and office skills required. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required.

Salary: DOE with a generous benefits package The Alaska Institute for Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer Position open until filled

To apply pleased submit a cover letter referencing this position, a resume, and the names and contact numbers for three professional-related references electronically to:

Robin Bronen

Executive Director Alaska Institute for Justice

robin.bronen@akijp.org