Come join an exciting non-profit transforming lives, strengthening communities and protecting the human rights of all Alaskans

Position Title: Language Interpreter Center Coordinator

About Alaska Institute for Justice: At the Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ), we are committed to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans. AIJ is an award winning program with dedicated professionals that provide statewide legal services to immigrants, language access services and public policy work. AIJ has nine staff who speak English, Spanish, Korean, French, & Hmong. As an agency we uphold certain basic values. These include: 

  • Commitment to equity and justice, and respect for the rights and dignity of others. 
  • Integrity, responsibility and accountability in all our work. 
  • Pursuit of excellence, in creating long-term sustainability for AIJ’s work within Alaska characterized by principles of shared values and team engagement.

The Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ) is a nonprofit organization. Since opening our office in 2005, AIJ has been on the frontlines of promoting justice and equality of treatment for immigrants and refugees residing in Alaska. AIJ’s three programs protect, defend, and advance the rights of some of Alaska’s most underserved communities including: 1) Alaska Immigration Justice Project legal Program; 2) Language Interpreter Center; and 3) Research and Policy Institute.

The Language Interpreter Center improves the quality of life for Alaskans with limited English proficiency by increasing access to legal, medical and social services through trained interpreters and translators.

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: 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 nonprofit 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 multitask, 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:

  • 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 clerical 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:

Kari Robinson

Deputy Director Alaska Institute for Justice

kari.robinson@akijp.org

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Position Title: Human Trafficking Staff Attorney/Case Manager

Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ): AIJ is an award winning non-profit agency committed to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans and upholds these basic values:

• Commitment to equity and justice, and respect for the rights and dignity of others.
• Integrity, responsibility and accountability in all our work.
• Pursuit of excellence, in creating long-term sustainability for AIJ’s work within Alaska characterized by principles of shared values and team engagement.

Since opening our office in 2005, AIJ has been on the frontlines of promoting justice and includes three programs to protect, defend, and advance the human rights of Alaskans: 1) Alaska Immigration Justice Project; 2) Language Interpreter Center; and 3) Research and Policy Institute. The legal program Alaska Immigration Justice Project provides statewide comprehensive low-cost and free immigration legal services. Our work overcomes barriers for asylum seekers and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking to access safety and justice.

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 Responsibilities:

1. 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.

2. Provide legal representation of clients in proceedings before the Alaska Court System, Department of Homeland Security, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Includes appearances at hearings, preparation of witnesses, legal research, and the preparation of briefs and other pleadings.
3. Manage case files in accordance with program policy and procedures.
4. Work with paralegals and volunteers when they are assisting in your client-related work. Includes oversight of case management, telephone assistance and preparation of documents.
5. Meet deadlines imposed by state court judges, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the Department of Homeland Security and the Supervising Attorney of the Alaska Immigration Justice Project.
6. Provide consultations and prescreen clients to review client eligibility for human trafficking services.
7. Participate in outreach and education activities to immigrant community, social service, legal services and health care providers and attorneys to increase awareness about human trafficking.
8. When appropriate work with law enforcement officers to advocate for protection and safety for human trafficking clients.
9. Provide comprehensive case management supportive services for human trafficking victims to assist with housing, public assistance benefits, employment services, mental health services, physical health care services and any other services to assist the client to meet her/his needs.

10. Provide legal representation of human trafficking clients in other courts when material to immigration, family law and other legal issues related to the crime victimization of clients.
11. Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate resource material for human trafficking victims, if needed.

12. Perform general office duties, such as faxing, copying and filing.

13. Participate in weekly staff meetings.
14. Maintain case statistics for reports to funders.
15. Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
16. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The individual for this position must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, self-confidence and be able to advocate on behalf of clients with compassion. The person must be dependable, be able to work with a team of co-workers in stressful situations and to work with people from diverse cultures whose first language is not English. The individual must also be committed to providing legal representation to indigent individuals and those normally excluded from the justice system.

Education/Experience: J.D. degree required and licensed to practice law in the United States. Licensed in AK or willing to get licensed in Alaska. Excellent oral and written communication skills and work experience with culturally diverse clients required. Previous legal work experience with human trafficking, domestic violence, or sexual assault survivors. Minimum two years legal experience. Bilingual required.

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
Alaska Institute for Justice
anna.taylor@akijp.org

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Position Title: Grants & Operational Director 

Alaska Institute for Justice (AIJ): AIJ is an award winning non-profit agency committed to protecting the human rights of all Alaskans and upholds these basic values:

  • Commitment to equity and justice, and respect for the rights and dignity of others.
  • Integrity, responsibility and accountability in all our work.
  • Pursuit of excellence, in creating long-term sustainability for AIJ’s work within Alaska characterized by principles of shared values and team engagement.

Come join an exciting non-profit transforming lives, strengthening communities and protecting the human rights of all Alaskans

Since opening our office in 2005, AIJ has been on the frontlines of promoting justice and includes three programs to protect, defend, and advance the human rights of Alaskans: 1) Alaska Immigration Justice Project; 2) Language Interpreter Center; and 3) Research and Policy Institute. The legal program Alaska Immigration Justice Project provides statewide comprehensive low-cost and free immigration legal services. Our work overcomes barriers for asylum seekers and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking to access safety and justice. The Language Interpreter Center improves the quality of life for Alaskans with limited English proficiency by increasing access to legal, medical, education and social services through trained interpreters and translators. The Research and Policy Institute is dedicated to social and environmental justice research to inform public policy at the local, national and international level.

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 team working to protect the human rights of all Alaskans.

The Grants and Operational Director:

  • Leads the AIJ grants management operations to ensure well-coordinated, efficient and effective implementation of grant financial and programmatic policies and procedures. This includes all stages of grants management duties, including complying with all financial and programmatic grant reporting and documentation requirements, maintaining grant files for audit, grant writing, development of grant opportunities, submission of grants, and grant close-out procedures.
  • Ensures federal grant compliance on legal, financial and other due diligence.
  • Maintains AIJ’s financial and personnel policies including updating the grants policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all federal laws and regulations.
  • Designs, implements and optimizes the grant data management tracking tools.
  • Supervises and coordinates with accounting and grant administration staff on matters related to grants, grant payments, other financial transactions and the annual audit to ensure accurate reporting and timely payments.
  • Manages human resources including maintenance and renewal of employee health insurance, vision and dental, long-term and short-term disability, and retirement benefits, timesheets, payroll, ACH approvals, and grant coding.
  • Works with daily financial monitoring, check requests and grant coding.
  • Assists with general non-profit filing and legal requirements such as licensing, Department of Labor and Workers Compensation requirements.

Position Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and a minimum of five years’ experience with program management and grants administration in non-profit or other settings, or transferable work experience.
  • Supervision experience and ability to lead a team. Experience in administering and writing federal or state grants desired.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Track record of coordinating multiple projects and successfully building agency capacity.
  • Ability to manage competing demands, establish priorities and meet all deadlines.
  • Demonstrated effective problem-solving skills.
  • Professional-level oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, sound judgment, initiative, high productivity, flexibility, and commitment to social justice change work.

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:

Kari Robinson

Deputy Director

Alaska Institute for Justice

kari.robinson@akijp.org