Supervising Attorney – Detained

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America, and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Supervising Attorney to assist in the management of the delivery of legal services to children and families impacted by family separation and other emerging legal and policy changes affecting migrant children seeking safe haven in the U.S., provide direct representation, pro bono mentoring, and strategic legal counsel and program planning and implementation in a cutting-edge area of humanitarian immigration work on behalf of highly vulnerable children. As needed, the Supervising Attorney will supervise Staff Attorneys, Senior Paralegals, Paralegals, and program staff. The Supervising Attorney will report to the Managing Attorney.

Essential Functions:

Supervise and lead Detained program staff in the relevant jurisdiction(s), in consultation with the Managing Attorney, including:
Program oversight, direct representation and pro bono placements, supervising casework, managing caseloads and other assignments, promoting, and advising supervisees on professional growth, conducting employee performance evaluations, meeting regularly with each supervisee, and providing consistent and effective supervision to ensure high-quality legal work and achievement of deliverables.
Plan and implement effective recruitment, mentoring, and case placement strategies to increase pro bono representation of unaccompanied immigrant children with support from the Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships. Ensure staff adherence to KIND standards for pro bono mentorship.
Lead, delegate, and develop pro bono training resources and local training curriculum, including sample filings and guidance packets, in coordination with KIND’s Legal and Technical Assistance Team and Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships. Assist with development and conducting of a local KIND training for both staff and external partners and stakeholders.
Provide both mentoring to KIND pro bono attorneys and direct legal representation to KIND clients:
In the pro bono mentoring function, provide robust consultation and technical assistance to pro bono attorneys who have accepted a KIND case.
In the direct representation function, perform ordinary functions of legal counsel including legal research and formulating the legal strategy for the case; conducting client interviews; appearing before immigration and/or state courts or agencies, and drafting and filing court pleadings and applications for benefits.
Provide legal skills training and technical case assistance to in-house staff, pro bono attorneys, or other stakeholders, in coordination with field office colleagues and KIND’s Training and Technical Assistance Team.
Support the Managing Attorney to develop and implement management strategies to meet ambitious programmatic and funding deliverables, including staff recruitment and development-support functions, employee engagement, and quality control of KIND’s legal services delivery.
Partner with the Managing Attorney to ensure mid-level supervisors in the field office are equipped and trained to effectively supervise and coach their direct reports.
Oversee data management, ensuring data integrity through regular case audits, technical fluency with KIND’s case management systems, and oversight of data upkeep and accuracy by supervisees.
In collaboration with the Managing Attorney, lead and manage large and complex programs, including oversight and drafting of grant reports, metrics oversight, and assisting in the drafting of funding proposals as needed.
Maintain internal and external stakeholder relations; participate in local coalitions of various stakeholders supporting unaccompanied immigrant children.
Collaborate with other KIND departments on specific projects and initiatives as needed, including KIND’s Policy, Advocacy, Communications, and International departments.
Participate in and lead local and national KIND meetings, committees, retreats, and events.
Qualifications and Requirements:

J.D. and admitted to the local state bar (If not admitted to local state bar, must sit for bar exam or start waiver to be admitted within 6 months and be able to be admitted within one year of employment).
Must be fully bilingual English/Spanish.
Minimum of 6 years of experience practicing immigration law, which should include representation of clients in humanitarian immigration claims such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and T visas.
Minimum of 4 years of experience working with children, preferably immigrant and refugee children, and/or working with survivors of abuse, human trafficking, or other trauma.
Experience working with law firm attorneys and or other legal volunteers.
Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising attorneys and non-attorney staff.
Minimum of 2 years of experience in program management, including experience such as project management, tracking deliverables, hiring, planning and development.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a detained setting, if the position is over a detained program.
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing.
Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
Be disciplined and nimble to ensure delivery on our core mission of access to justice and protection of children’s wellbeing and rights.
Showing the ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.
Salary range: $93,040 – $116,300 dependent on experience.

KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role. (Acceptable to request writing sample for certain roles).

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: KIND is committed to an ethical recruitment and hiring process and maintains a firm “no fees” recruitment policy. We will never charge a fee or ask for money as part of the application process. KIND also conducts all interviews via telephone or video conference, and at no time will KIND engage in a text or mobile app-based application or interview process. For more information, please visit the following website:


Communications and Development Coordinator

Communications and Development Coordinator

Posting Number: 1285

Closing Date:

Location: Remote, USA, based at the Public Health Institute, partners with women, girls, and allies who are transforming their communities and countries as part of a global movement for justice and equity. We build power with these local leaders as they work for equity in education, health, and economic opportunity to create a better future for all. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of over 600 leaders have successfully advocated for 120 new and improved laws and policies impacting the lives of 135 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S.

Rise Up is at an exciting time of growth and expansion — We are implementing a new strategic plan that will maximize the organization’s impact to more effectively support Rise Up Leaders to create large-scale change for gender equity globally, and we recently received our largest gift ever from Mackenzie Scott. As a new member of Rise Up’s diverse team, you will have the opportunity to grow Rise Up’s audience and engagement and provide critical development support.
Position Summary
The Communications and Development Coordinator is an exciting opportunity for a proactive, creative, collaborative individual wanting to strengthen their professional communications and development experience and advance gender equity around the world. Reporting to the Communications and Marketing Manager, the Communications and Development Coordinator will help co-create and implement the organization’s communications strategy and all external communications, website, public relations messages, and collateral to consistently articulate and support Rise Up’s mission and attract donors.

The Communications and Development Coordinator is an essential role on Rise Up’s growing team and is able to handle complex competing priorities. The Communications and Development Coordinator will work closely with program, development and communications staff and with vendors and stakeholders to uplift Rise Up Leaders and the organization’s brand across digital channels. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer, an independent worker, and has some experience in nonprofit communications and development.

This is a full-time remote position. Candidates based in the San Francisco Bay Area are preferred, but candidates from other regions in the United States are welcome to apply.

Pay: $59,759 to $72,666 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $59,759 to $72,666 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Employment Type: Full Time
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Communications (65% time)

• Support the development and implement of communications strategies that raise awareness of Rise Up’s mission and grow the organization’s audience and engagement.
• Write a variety of content to support communications and marketing efforts, including newsletters, website copy, outreach materials, and press releases.
• Support the development and execution of digital campaigns around key communications initiatives.
• Create new and innovative ways to enhance and expand the organization’s social media presence in collaboration with the Digital Communications Associate.
• Manage the organization’s contact management system in Salesforce and maintain MailChimp email platform.
• Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of communications campaigns and strategies.
• Stay up to date on industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices.
• Maintain communications calendar.
• Contribute copywriting, copyediting, and proofing to other Rise Up communications as needed.

Development (35% time)

• Co-lead the planning, promotion, and execution of individual fundraising appeals and donor communication strategies along with the Development Coordinator.
• Work closely with development staff to produce messaging and communications tools for donor outreach and events, such as our annual Gala and events for Rise Up’s Member Communities (Leadership Council and Ambassadors).
• Coordinate development collateral projects, including the Annual Report and external evaluation reports.
• Assist with gift processing, Salesforce donor management, and acknowledgement letters as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

• 3 years of communications, marketing, and development experience in non-profit or advocacy space.
• Experience working in a multi-cultural work environment and different time zones.
• Willingness and ability to travel 10-20% of the time, both domestically and internationally (when it is safe to do so).
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, marketing/business administration, public health, or a related field; or substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Exceptional writing and editing skills.
• Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal communications skills, with the ability to work well in a team and build relationships with people from a diversity of backgrounds.
• An analytical mind and ability to think critically.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Knowledge of email marketing software such as MailChimp or a similar online marketing platform.
• Knowledge of donor database software such as Salesforce or a similar CRM.
• Proven knowledge of communications, marketing, and fundraising best practices.
• Experience in donor fundraising events.
• Proficient in Spanish and/or other languages.
• Commitment to advancing gender equity globally.

Important Information
Rise Up is committed to advancing social, gender, and racial justice. We value having a team that brings a wide range of perspectives and identities including ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, language, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and abilities. We believe that the lived experiences of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions. As such, we especially seek applications from people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, transgender, gender-nonconforming, LGBQ+, and people living with disabilities.


This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.


Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

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