Posted by: BPSOS | March 18, 2009

Việc Làm – Jobs: Boat People SOS Seeks Legal Services Manager

March 18, 2009: Boat People SOS (BPSOS) is a national community-based organization serving primarily Vietnamese-American refugees and immigrants with programs ranging from community development to victim services. Through its 13 branches, BPSOS provides a web of services to support individuals, families, and communities.

BPSOS is seeking a Legal Services Manager.  The Legal Services Manager is responsible for managing and developing the legal aspects of BPSOS programs including the Community Against Domestic Violence, Victims of Exploitation and Trafficking Assistance, Immigration Service Centers and Disaster Relief. He or she also serves as the managing attorney for staff attorneys, providing direct supervision and training.

Primary Responsibilities

– Assist in the development, revision, and implementation of legal policies, procedures, and protocols for BPSOS programs

– Assist in the recruiting and hiring of all staff attorneys

– Provide training, supervision, and support for all staff attorneys and Immigration Service Center personnel

– Assist in providing training and technical assistance to service providers

– Provide program management and financial management support for legal services grant programs

– Assist in program development and implementation

– Provide legal caseload support for staff attorneys if necessary

– Develop the BPSOS Pro Bono Attorney Program

– Work with the Professional Services management team to develop internal systems to better provide holistic services


– Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required

– Admission to practice law in any state in the US is required

– Three or more years experience in immigration law is required

– Experience with victims of trauma (domestic or family violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers) is required

– Experience in supervision is required

– English fluency is required; Vietnamese fluency desired

– Deep commitment to social justice and dignity for refugees, immigrants and their families

Reports To

Professional Services Director


Dependent upon experience plus full benefits.


Falls Church VA

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to:

BPSOS Human Resources

Fax: 703-647-6499

BPSOS is an equal opportunity employer. For more BPSOS jobs, please click here.

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