Santa Fe Dreamers Project is HIRING!

We are looking to hire one staff attorney or BIA Representative for immediate start

JOB DUTIES

Santa Fe Dreamers Project is hiring  an attorney to work on the following projects and have the following responsibilities:

  • FAMILY  PROGRAM: Santa Fe Dreamers Project is seeking to expand our ability to provide free legal services in the areas of Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, and I-601A Waivers. While we currently file a small number of cases in this area, this staff attorney will be given considerable creative license in designing a family program that is consistent with our mission and values.

  • U-VISA CASE LOAD: This staff attorney will be expected to assist our lead U-Visa attorney in our considerable U-Visa case load. We have a very long waiting list and ambitious goals for the volume of cases we will handle.

  • OTHER DUTIES: Attorney will have an opportunity to participate on an ad-hoc basis in a wide variety of cases based on his or her interest (SIJ,, T-Visa, etc), but especially political asylum cases and work in the Cibola prison.  Additionally, attorneys at Santa Fe Dreamers Project are expected to cooperate and collaborate with other organizations working in our community, including New Mexico Dream Team, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, public schools, healthcare providers, and universities.  This may include collaborating on projects, providing trainings, hosting events, and other community-oriented activities.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • [REQUIRED] Bilingual English/Spanish is a requirement for employment with the Santa Fe Dreamers Project.  Please do not inquire about this position unless you have strong Spanish skills.

  • [STRONGLY PREFERRED] Licensed to practice law.  Ideal candidates will be licensed to practice in the state of New Mexico, but a license to practice in other states will be considered as well. We will consider recent graduates with strong qualifications taking the July 2018 Bar Exam. We will consider highly qualified BIA accredited representatives

  • [REQUIRED] Self starter with a sense of humor and adventure committed to addressing the issue of access to legal services for people living in poverty and excited to work with NM’s vulnerable and wonderful immigrant population. Must be good at working on a team and in a collaborative environment

  • [PREFERRED] Experience in immigration law.  Ideal candidates will have at least one year experience working with immigrants, and must have at least basic  knowledge of immigration law. This can include experience as a law student clinician, intern or extern, or professional experience serving immigrants as a non-attorney.  We will consider non-immigration attorneys as well with experience serving vulnerable populations.

  • We strongly encourage applicants from the immigrant community to apply.

  • Start date flexible.  New attorneys in these positions may start as early as May 1, 2018, but must begin no later than July 31, 2018.  

  • Applicant will likely work in both our Santa Fe and Albuquerque offices so living in and around either of those cities would work

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and letter of interest  in the body of the email to our Director, Allegra Love at allegra@santafedreamersproject.org.  We are accepting applications on a rolling basis but looking to hire the right applicant as soon as possible.

Please direct any questions about these positions to our Director, Allegra Love, at


INTERNSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

If you are a student seeking an internship or fellowship opportunity please contact our director, Allegra at allegra@santafedreamersproject.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you


ABOUT SANTA FE DREAMERS PROJECT

Santa Fe Dreamers Project is a non-profit legal services organization serving New Mexico’s immigrant community.  Since our beginning in 2014, the Dreamers Project has served primarily immigrant youth and families, focusing on economic and community development. Since 2017 we have also served detained immigrants in the Cibola County Detention Facility. Santa Fe Dreamers Project is committed to representing every qualified immigrant who walks through our doors (or the doors of a detention center). We make every effort to understand the barriers that normally prevent immigrant families in our community from accessing legal representation and design our services with those barriers in mind. We urge applicants to explore more about the organization at www.santafedreamersproject.org