Project Manager (3-month paid engagement)

Job Posting

Project Manager (3-month paid engagement)

Date Posted:

January 4, 2018


The American Immigration Council is a non-profit organization established to increase public understanding of immigration law and policy, advocate for the just and fair administration of our immigration laws, protect the legal rights of noncitizens, and educate the public about the enduring contributions of America’s immigrants. The Council has significant experience leading advocacy and litigation efforts to challenge unlawful asylum, detention, and deportation policies, including its collaborative work at the Artesia, New Mexico family detention facility, which was closed in late 2014, and its ongoing work at the Dilley family detention center. The Dilley Pro Bono Project provides direct legal services to the hundreds of women and children detained in the country’s largest family detention center in Dilley, Texas. 

The Council has an immediate opening for a Project Manager who will support staff and volunteers assisting asylum-seeking women and children detained in Dilley, Texas and assist in compilation of data to end family detention. The Project Manager will report directly to the managing attorney of the pro bono services project.


  • Case management, including intake and informational meetings with clients.
  • Maintaining database integrity and information.
  • Training and managing volunteers.
  • Data collection and compilation.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience: Some legal experience is helpful; Masters or college degree with substantial experience working with immigrants
  • Language skills: Spanish proficiency is required for this position
  • Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel essential
  • Other skills: Knowledge of immigration law, strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience managing multiple projects a plus, past experience working with asylum seekers or vulnerable populations preferred
  • Relocation to Dilley, Texas required

To apply

Please email your resume, letter of interest, three references and a recent writing sample to Shay Fluharty at [email protected] and Katie Shepherd at [email protected] and include “Project Manager” in the subject line. Start date is January 8, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

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