Manager - Immigration Legal Services


Job Type: Ministerial

Reports to: Senior Director

Position Description

This full-time benefited position provides overall administrative management for the Immigration Legal Services program. The position will communicate the mission of the program, set and reach departmental goals, and supervise the Attorneys, DOJ Accredited Representatives, and support staff.

The mission of the Immigration Legal Services program is to bring dignity, justice and hope to the immigrant among us by providing direct legal services in immigration matters to low-income clients in Eastern Oklahoma, so that immigrants can fully engage in and contribute to our community.



  • As a ministerial representative of CCEOK, it is expected that both professional and social behavior be aligned with the ethical and moral standards of the Catholic Church
  • Pray daily for the needs of the poor; opportunities include personal prayer, daily Mass, and/or adoration
  • Willingness to learn how to articulate Catholic teaching with a commitment to its application in the job function
  • Build a common culture of ministry and management/program operations


  • Motivate, lead and inspire staff and volunteers to accomplish the program’s vision and goals
  • Supervise all legal staff; Responsible for hiring and training employees, assigning work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees and problem resolution
  • Facilitate peer case file review
  • Regularly update the case management procedures to ensure high quality and efficient administration of legal services
  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of the ILS program
  • Assess the need for immigration legal services in Eastern Oklahoma and adjust the program activities to meet the needs of those we serve
  • Implement the strategic plan within the program
  • Maintain status, compliance and membership in AILA, CLINIC, OK Bar Association, and DOJ Recognition and Accreditation

Budget Management/Fund Sourcing

  • Create and manage program budget and responsible for monitoring funding sources and expenses
  • Oversee the collection of receipts and financial procedures
  • Responsible for program funding including fee generation and assisting with grant writing/execution
  • Manage grant compliance and research new funding opportunities with the Development office

Immigration Legal Assistance

  • Assign consultations, review and provide feedback on analysis notes, and monitor caseloads for each legal representative
  • Maintain a minimal caseload that allows to keep apprised of immigration law and to provide adequate supervision
  • Stay up to date with changes in immigration law and other immigration related developments to ensure staff members understand these changes
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director, assure program success by defining and measuring outcomes for non-granted funded program activity

Community Outreach

  • Provide education and outreach in the community
  • Represent program at community meetings
  • Create and maintain partnerships with community organizations for capacity building and funding opportunities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


  • J.D. and admittance to the Bar of any state required, Oklahoma Bar preferred; or DOJ Accredited Representative
  • Work experience in the immigration legal field, other legal field (3-5 years)
  • Management experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish and fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking) preferred
  • Ability to lead teams and work in context with the larger organization as a whole
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Ability to organize and delegate tasks to other members of the team
  • Computer proficiency including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Office 365