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We employ people that believe in The Resurrection Project’s mission, and offer opportunities for personal growth. We have achieved our success because of the people we employ.

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, language (any language use not related to job duties), or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are interested in applying for a position, please send us your resume and cover letter by e-mail at [email protected].

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the attention of our Human Resources Department. We kindly request no phone calls please.

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Accounting Manager

06/05/2024

The Accounting Manager provides oversight of all TRP’s accounting transactions and is primarily responsible for cash management and tracking, accounting transactions and preparation of necessary financial reports and materials for the annual audit processes. This position supervises an Accounting Technician. The Accounting Manager is responsible for working with other divisions, staff, and leadership to further the overall mission of the organization.

Position Title: Accounting Manager

Supervisory Relationship: Controller

Work Location: 1818 S. Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60608

 

Organization General Description:

The Resurrection Project (TRP) builds trusting relationships to educate and propel individuals, immigrants, and families to achieve their social and economic aspirations, stable homes, and equitable participation in their community. TRP is a leading provider of affordable housing, financial education, and immigration services on Chicago’s Southwest side.

During the past three decades TRP, has worked to improve the lives of individuals and families by creating wealth, building assets, and engaging residents to be catalysts for change. Rooted in the Pilsen community, TRP’s impact now extends across the City of Chicago and through the State of Illinois; we are making steady progress towards leveraging and preserving more than $1 billion in community wealth by 2025.

 

General Job Description

The Accounting Manager provides oversight of all TRP’s accounting transactions and is primarily responsible for cash management and tracking, accounting transactions and preparation of necessary financial reports and materials for the annual audit processes. This position supervises an Accounting Technician. The Accounting Manager is responsible for working with other divisions, staff, and leadership to further the overall mission of the organization.

 

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees accounts receivable, and general accounting functions.
  • Train new staff on their assigned function and assisting current staff as need arises.
  • Escalate questions and concerns for any accounting function to the Controller.
  • Oversees the preparation of monthly financial activity for the organization.
  • Prepares certain monthly financial activity for the organization, as needed, and assigned.
  • Assists in preparation of monthly management report and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives including “Budget vs Actual” variance reports.
  • Assists in providing follow-up and documentation of significant variances.
  • Oversees and assists the preparation and maintenance and reconciliation of accrual schedules for all accounts.
  • Reviews and approves all bank reconciliations monthly, and reconciles the corporate bank account
  • Coordinates and resolves various issues with banks, such as cleared check differences, bank fees, targeted balance calculation, and enhancements to online services.
  • Leads the accounting team with the preparation of the annual audits.
  • Maintains required job skills and core professional competencies.
  • Attends and participates in required organizational programs, committee, and staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Supervise and mentor staff to ensure adherence with policies and procedures and allow for professional growth.

 

Performance Measures

  • Accurate and timely preparation of monthly financial update entries for entire organization by the 10th business day of each month.
  • Accurate and timely quarterly reconciliation of financial statement account balances with corresponding schedules.
  • Produce error-free accounting reports.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data.
  • Assist and analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations, and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Active participation in required staff meetings and events.

 

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or relevant experience required.
  • Minimum five years’ general ledger accounting-related work experience preferred with a non-profit organization and property management a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills required. Well-organized and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, MIP accounting programs and the Internet preferred.
  • Experience with MIP or fund accounting software, Yardi or property management software strongly preferred.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards.

 

Special Working Conditions and Demands

  • Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as extended hours are required during audit time.

 

Position Classification 

Full-Time, Exempt. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Salary Range

$70,000 - $80,000

 

Statement of Equal Opportunity

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, or language (any language use not related to job duties). In addition to federal law requirements, The Resurrection Project complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

 

Application Instructions

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  No phone calls please.

 

Staff Attorney – Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

05/01/2024

TRP seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney to work on removal cases, both detained and non-detained, in TRP’s Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic.

Position Title: Staff Attorney – Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

Supervisory Relationship: Managing Attorney, Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

Work Location: 1805 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608

Offsite: this position requires significant time off site reaching new arrivals at hotels, shelters and community centers

 

Organization General Description:

The Resurrection Project (TRP) builds trusting relationships to educate and propel individuals, immigrants, and families to achieve their social and economic aspirations, stable homes, and equitable participation in their community. TRP is a leading provider of affordable housing, financial education, and immigration services on Chicago’s Southwest side.

During the past three decades TRP, has worked to improve the lives of individuals and families by creating wealth, building assets, and engaging residents to be catalysts for change. Rooted in the Pilsen community, TRP’s impact now extends across the City of Chicago and through the State of Illinois; we are making steady progress towards leveraging and preserving more than $1 billion in community wealth by 2025.

 

General Job Description

TRP seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney to work on removal cases, both detained and non-detained, in TRP’s Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic. The staff attorney will maintain their own caseload and collaborate with the managing attorney and the removal defense paralegal on cases received via the Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic and the Midwest Immigration Defenders Alliance (MIDA), which is a collaborative with other organizations as part of a universal representation program to represent detained immigrants before the Chicago Immigration Court.

 

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

Direct Services, Case Management, and Data Collection Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert consultation and representation to clients and potential clients including case preparation and follow-up.
  • Handle a caseload that includes removal defense for detained and non-detained clients including, but not limited to, bond hearings, representation in immigration court (EOIR) and before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
  • Maintain required job skills and core professional competencies.
  • Keep current on changes in immigration law and procedures through research and trainings.
  • Make appropriate referrals as necessary for immigration legal services beyond the scope of the program.
  • Maintain comprehensive up-to-date notes of client contact, indicating date, subject matter, and resolution in the client file, per TRP’s Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic procedures, and notify client of all activity regarding their case in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate in case review and other meetings needed to effectively provide excellent quality service to all clients.
  • Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Juris Doctorate degree or Full DOJ accreditation and two or more years practicing immigration law required.  Experience handling bond, asylum, removal defense, and detained representation strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced community nonprofit.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office and case management software.
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.

 

Special Working Conditions and Demands

Some Saturdays may be required.

Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.

Reliable transportation.

 

Position Classification 

Full-Time, Exempt. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Salary Range

$65,000 - $75,000 DOE

 

Statement of Equal Opportunity

The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, or language (any language use not related to job duties). In addition to federal law requirements, The Resurrection Project complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

 

Application Instructions

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  No phone calls please.

 

Managing Attorney – Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

1/16/24 06/23/2024

TRP seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney to guide and support attorneys, DOJs, and paralegals working in TRP’s Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic. The managing attorney will supervise staff, review and assign new cases, provide technical assistance, and oversee the legal clinic on Saturdays. In addition, the managing attorney will maintain their own caseload.

Position Title: Managing Attorney – Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

Supervisory Relationship: Director, Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

Work Locations: Main Office: 1805 S. Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

 

Organization General Description:

The Resurrection Project (TRP) builds trusting relationships to educate and propel individuals, immigrants, and families to achieve their social and economic aspirations, stable homes, and equitable participation in their community. TRP is a leading provider of affordable housing, financial education, and immigration services on Chicago’s Southwest side.

During the past three decades TRP, has worked to improve the lives of individuals and families by creating wealth, building assets, and engaging residents to be catalysts for change. Rooted in the Pilsen community, TRP’s impact now extends across the City of Chicago and through the State of Illinois; we are making steady progress towards leveraging and preserving more than $1 billion in community wealth by 2025.

 

Department Description:

The goal of TRP’s Immigrant Justice Department is to provide opportunities for authentic local immigrant leadership, to offer holistic community-based immigration legal services, and to work in coalitions to expand access to legal representation. The Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic offers direct legal services while engaging clients in advocacy and education. and provides resources for the community to prepare for changes in immigration policy.

 

General Job Description:

TRP seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney to guide and support attorneys, DOJs, and paralegals working in TRP’s Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic. The managing attorney will supervise staff, review and assign new cases, provide technical assistance, and oversee the legal clinic on Saturdays. In addition, the managing attorney will maintain their own caseload.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Legal Clinic Management and Mentorship

  • Must be an inspiring and inclusive manager of our Legal Clinic Team. 
  • Work collaboratively with and mentor staff, volunteers, and interns. 
  • Provide technical assistance to staff attorneys, DOJs, and pro bono attorneys working on TRP cases, including U-visa, VAWA, TPS, asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), naturalization, petitions for family relatives, and removal defense.
  • Actively participate in case review and other meetings needed to effectively provide excellent quality service to all clients. 
  • Lead the team in maintaining reporting and case management systems as required by internal policies and grant requirements.
  • Participate in legal clinic development and strategic planning with the Legal Director. 
  • Keep current on changes in immigration law and procedures through research and trainings.
  • Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings. 
  • Maintain required job skills and core professional competencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Direct Legal Services

  • Conduct legal intake interviews to assess a client’s immigration status, eligibility, and admissibility issues.
  • Provide expert consultation and representation to clients and potential clients, including case preparation and follow-up.
  • Maintain a caseload of affirmative and defensive cases under the supervision and mentorship of the Legal Director.
  • Handle immigration matters, including U-visa, VAWA, TPS, asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), naturalization, petitions for family relatives, and removal defense. 
  • Prepare immigration applications, attend USCIS interviews, make appearances before the EOIR, research applicable law, compose memoranda, write client affidavits, and draft motions and briefs as needed.
  • Make appropriate referrals as necessary for immigration legal services beyond the scope of the program.
  • Maintain comprehensive, up-to-date notes of client contact, indicating the date, subject matter, and resolution in the client file, per TRP’s Immigration Legal Services Program procedures, and notify clients of all activity regarding their case in a timely manner.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • A Juris Doctorate and five or more years of practicing immigration law are required. Experience handling removal defense caseload is strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic, and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, writing, and organization skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office and case management software.
  • Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Special Working Conditions and Demands:

  • Tuesday-Saturday schedule
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed

 

Position Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 DOE
Preparation Date: 3/14/23

 

Statement of Equal Opportunity:
The Resurrection Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), military status, disability, language (any language use not related to job duties), or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Application Instructions: Please send resume and cover letter by email.

Contact Information Email: [email protected]