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Legal Assistant

About this Position: This is a full-time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are looking for applicants who are committed to social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of underserved immigrant and limited English proficient Alaskans. When you join the Alaska Institute for Justice you can expect to be part an exciting team working to protect the human rights of all Alaskans. This position has several job responsibilities including:

 Provide administrative and clerical support to AIJ legal staff

  • File, organize, scan, mail, copy and fax legal documents in a timely manner
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Schedule meetings
  • Ability to help staff attorneys copy, scan and put together legal documents thoroughly and accurately.

Qualifications for Legal Assistant

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Clerical office experience
  • Familiarity with office equipment
  • Good keyboard/typing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
  • Able to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Able to work as a team with attorneys and other colleagues

Personal:

  • Professional demeanor, reliable and punctual
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects independently
  • A flexible, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality

Education/Experience: Prior clerical or administrative office experience desired with great attention to detail. High School diploma or equivalent required, post-secondary education a plus.

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

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

Anna Taylor, Supervising Attorney

anna.taylor@akijp.org

Language Interpreter Center Coordinator

About this Position: This is a full-time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are looking for applicants who are committed to social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of limited English proficient Alaskans. When you join the Alaska Institute for Justice you can expect to be part an exciting team working to protect the human rights of all Alaskans.

This position has several job responsibilities including: assisting LIC program director with language access needs assessment, planning and resource development. This includes follow-up phone calls and work with a wide range of non-profit, state and businesses in Alaska. Interpreter appointment scheduling and monitoring with on-line Language Access Platform; assisting with translation projects; marketing the Language Interpreter Center to businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations to ensure that these entities are making their services accessible to all Alaskans. Working with Language Interpreter Center Program Director to complete all the necessary steps with customers and interpreters for work authorizations as well as customer invoices and interpreter fee payments. In addition, this position will work with the Language Interpreter Center Program Director to conduct needed outreach and support for Alaskan interpreters.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The individual for this position must possess excellent attention to detail, ability to multi-task, communication skills, interpersonal skills, self-confidence, initiative and flexibility. The person must also be dependable and able to work with people from diverse cultures whose first language is not English.

Education/Experience: B.A. degree in a human services or project management discipline preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and work experience with culturally diverse clients required. Experience with technology and formatting is required including programs such as Adobe, database or on-line scheduling programs, Excel, and Microsoft Office. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist LIC program director with language access needs assessment, planning and resource development.
  • Schedule and monitor on-line interpreter appointments through the Language Interpreter Center (LIC) Language Access Platform. Set up and coordinate interpreter and translation requests and appointments when needed.
  • Prepare invoices for customers and payment to contract interpreters/translators.
  • Conduct outreach, recruitment, and assist with training opportunities for Alaskan interpreters.
  • Market and network to build LIC customer base to help with sustainability.
  • Accept payment for LIC services.
  • Check regularly for payments to deposit. Copy checks, credit card settlement reports and receipts for backup for deposit coding from. Assist with remote deposits and paperwork documentation as requested from LIC Program Director.
  • Complete invoicing, remittance notices, and check requests for interpreters.
  • Assist the Language Interpreter Center Program Director to schedule professional development training for interpreters.
  • Assist the Language Interpreter Center Program Director to screen and register new bilingual Alaskans to participate in available training and scheduling of language assessment exams.
  • Perform general administrative duties: photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing. Assist with meetings and conferences for Language Interpreter Center.

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

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

Mai La Vang

Program Director, Language Interpreter Center

maila.vang@akijp.org

 

Human Trafficking Staff Attorney/Case Manager

About this Position: This is a full-time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are looking for applicants who are committed to social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of Alaskans. When you join the Alaska Institute for Justice you can expect to be part an exciting legal team working to protect the human rights of all Alaskans. This position provides comprehensive services including case management and direct legal services for all victims of human trafficking in Alaska.

Job Summary: Provide comprehensive legal services, addressing the range of legal issues that arise from a client’s victimization. Comprehensive legal services will include immigration assistance, assistance with civil legal remedies, such as family law (including divorce, custody, and child support); emancipation, dependency or guardianship, and family reunification); protective orders; employment law (including wage and hour claims); housing and public benefits access; crime victims’ rights enforcement; navigating and understanding the criminal justice process and legal resources available to victims.

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

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

Anna Taylor, Supervising Attorney

anna.taylor@akijp.org

Program Assistant

About this Position: This is a full-time position based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are looking for applicants who are committed to social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of underserved limited English proficient and immigrant crime victims within Alaska including domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.  When you join the Alaska Institute for Justice you can expect to be part an exciting team working to protect the human rights of all Alaskans.

Program Assistant: Activities include general office administrative duties including staffing AIJ’s front desk, greeting clients, monitoring and scheduling appointments with on-line language access platform, processing client payments, back-up phone support, making copies, filing, data entry and other administrative tasks as needed.

Position Required Qualifications: The individual for this position must possess excellent communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail. The person must be capable of dealing with many tasks at once, and identifying priorities in a small and busy office environment. The person must also be dependable and able to work with people from diverse cultures whose first language is not English.

Education/Experience: College (BA/AA) degree and/or office experience.  One year of administrative assistance experience preferred. Computer/accounting experience preferred.

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

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

Indra Arriaga, Grants & Operational Director

Indra.arriaga@akijp.org

 

Request for Proposal for Web Development Services

Purpose:  The Alaska Institute for Justice, hereinafter referred to as “AIJ”, is requesting proposals for the purchase of Web, Client Interface, and Content Management System Development services.

The Alaska Institute for Justice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans. Founded in 2005, AIJ is the only agency in Alaska dedicated to protecting the human rights of immigrants and refugees. Based in Anchorage and Juneau, our staff provides statewide comprehensive immigration legal services, as well as language interpretation and translation services throughout Alaska. AIJ Board and Staff collectively have more than 25 years of legal experience serving Alaska’s immigrants and refugees. AIJ is also dedicated to environmental and social justice issues and works with Alaskan communities through its Climate Justice Research and Policy Institute.
The Alaska Institute for Justice is requesting proposals to redesign its website to make user experience a dynamic, easy, and fully functional experience. In order to present and guide users through its three sections, Immigration Legal Services (Legal Section), Language Interpreter Center (LIC Section), and Climate Justice Program Section, AIJ wants to:
• enhance website user experience and access to resources and information;
• provide functionality for AIJ clients including the ability to download and/or sign user agreements online;
• conduct secure payments from legal and language access clients;
• improve donations page and payment portal; and
• allow users to sign up to receive agency information, news, and updates.

The primary objective of this redesign is to increase AIJ’s web presence and meet the needs of clients and visitors. The secondary goal is to make the website a useful tool for conducting business with clients securely. The third goal is for each of AIJ’s webpage sections to become a key resource for users, policy makers, and communities.

Please Download the RFP Here.