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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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Community Development Fellow

02/08/24 02/25/2024

The Community Development Fellow will work closely with the Chief Real Estate Development Officer on a variety of projects ranging in stages of planning and construction. The Fellow should understand the effects of displacement and gentrification on communities of color, be interested in mitigating these effects through the development of affordable housing and be inclined to work on the financing aspects of development.

Position Title: Community Development Fellow

Supervisory Relationship: Chief Real Estate Development Officer

Work Location: 1805 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 DescriptionThe Community Development Fellow will work closely with the Chief Real Estate Development Officer on a variety of projects ranging in stages of planning and construction. The Fellow should understand the effects of displacement and gentrification on communities of color, be interested in mitigating these effects through the development of affordable housing and be inclined to work on the financing aspects of development.
 

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

1.Assists in project planning, site assessment, and property acquisition.

2. Works on financing packages and predevelopment due diligence including the development of pro-forma budgets.

3. Conducts research on diverse acquisition and finance strategies.

4. Assists in managing development team relationships in the legal, construction, and finance fields.

5. Prepares applications and progress reports.

6. Attends community meetings as needed and incorporates feedback into planning.

7. Maintains required job skills and core professional competencies.

8. Other duties as assigned.

 

Performance Measures
1. Achievement of overall goals.

2. Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems and makes rapid decisions regarding management and development issues.

3. Demonstrates initiative and work as a team player.

4. Adheres to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development.

5. Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the nonprofit sector.

6. Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.

7. Effective, strategic development of relationships with peers, funders, community residents, leaders, and partners.

Essential Knowledge and Skill1.Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum educational requirement. Master’s degree in urban planning preferred.

2. Knowledge and familiarity with Chicago’s southwest communities, particularly Pilsen and Back of the Yards.

3. Proficient knowledge of Excel, Mapping, and Project Management programs required.

4. Strong analytic and strategic thinking skills. Ability to work as part of a team. Well-organized, strong attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects.

5. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social, faith, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.

6. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

7. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

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 needed.
Position ClassificationFull-Time, Exempt

Salary commensurate with experience

 

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, 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 or mail. No phone calls please.
Contact

Information

Email: [email protected]

Mail: Human Resources, 1805 South Paulina, Chicago, IL 60608

Managing Attorney – Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

1/16/24 02/25/2024

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]

Managing Attorney – New Immigrants, Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

1/16/24 02/25/2024

TRP seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative attorney to lead in collaboration with the Director of the New Immigrants and team. The managing attorney will supervise attorneys, DOJs, and paralegals on the New Immigrants team. The managing attorney will review new immigrant intakes and work with the Director to assess cases for pro se workshops or referral for full representation. The managing attorney will maintain their own caseload.

Position Title: Managing Attorney – New Immigrants, Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

Supervisory Relationship: Director, Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

Work Locations:

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

Offsite: This position requires significant time off-site at hotels, shelters, and community centers to meet with new arrivals.

 

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 lead in collaboration with the Director of the New Immigrants and team. The managing attorney will supervise attorneys, DOJs, and paralegals on the New Immigrants team. The managing attorney will review new immigrant intakes and work with the Director to assess cases for pro se workshops or referral for full representation. The managing attorney will maintain their own caseload.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

New Immigrants Team Management and Mentorship

  • Must be an inspiring and inclusive manager of our New Immigrants team
  • Work collaboratively with and mentor staff, volunteers, and interns. 
  • Actively participate in case review and other meetings needed to provide excellent quality service to all clients effectively. 
  • 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 in partnership with the Legal Director and managing attorneys.
  • 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 for new immigrants during Saturday clinic 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.
  • Work with partner organizations to assist new immigrants at pro se asylum workshops.
  • Maintain a caseload of affirmative and defensive cases under the supervision and mentorship of the Legal Director.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • A Juris Doctorate and three or more years practicing immigration law are required—experience handling asylum and removal defense caseload is required.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances.

Special Working Conditions and Demands:

  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed; some evening and weekend hours may be required
  • Must drive, have a valid driver’s license, and a vehicle

 

Position Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 DOE
Preparation Date: 12/13/2023

 

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]

Director of Leadership and Advocacy, Immigrant Justice

1/16/24 02/25/2024

The Director of Leadership and Advocacy within the Immigrant Justice department leads, mentors, and trains Immigrant Justice Organizers, Parent Mentor Organizers, and Community Navigators (volunteers trained in immigration law). In partnership with the team, the manager assures the success of the community navigator and parent mentor programs within TRP.

Position title: Director of Leadership and Advocacy, Immigrant Justice

Supervisory Relationship: Vice-President, Immigrant Justice

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

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:

TRP’s Immigrant Justice Department aims to help immigrants access and attain justice by providing ethical legal representation, uplifting immigrant leadership, and building partnerships to win campaigns. Our organizing efforts focus on providing a space and opportunity for immigrant women to lead and work in partnership with organizations across the state to form winning campaigns on issues affecting immigrants' lives.

 

General Job Description

The Director of Leadership and Advocacy within the Immigrant Justice department leads, mentors, and trains Immigrant Justice Organizers, Parent Mentor Organizers, and Community Navigators (volunteers trained in immigration law). In partnership with the team, the manager assures the success of the community navigator and parent mentor programs within TRP.

 

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership Development and Base Building

  • Supervise and support organizers.
  • Assist organizers in developing and executing trainings, actions, and celebrations with TRP’s base of leaders.
  • Assure organizers and a base of amazing immigrant women have the tools, opportunity, and space necessary to achieve their goals and are included in the organization, department, and campaign priorities.
  • Train staff and leaders in campaign strategy and tactics, building relationships with community leaders and elected officials, and forming coalitions.

 

Campaigns

  • Lead strategy to establish and execute or participate in effective winning campaigns.
  • Train partners in campaign strategy and tactics, building relationships with community leaders and elected officials, and forming coalitions.
  • Champion TRP’s influential role as a leading partner in local, state, and federal coalitions.
  • Organize team, community leaders, and partners to execute campaign strategies, tactics, and goals.

 

Organizational/Department Leadership

  • Work closely with the Vice-President and the Organizing team to develop and articulate overall strategy, goals, and plans.
  • Work closely with the Immigrant Justice Partnership team to lead budget advocacy campaigns.
  • Build strong working relationships with partner organizations, agencies, and elected officials.
  • Represent TRP in various settings, including coalitions, conferences, funders, community partners, and media.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrant justice.
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, and inspire community organizations and members to take action.
  • Five or more years of experience in working with immigrant communities.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office and the Internet is required.

 

Salary Range: $85,000-95,000

 

Special Working Conditions and Demands:

  • Willingness to work flexible hours; some evenings and weekends required.
  • Access to a car, valid driver’s license and insurance, and ability to travel throughout the state.

 

Position Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

 

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 [email protected].

 

Immigration Paralegal – Recent Arrivals, Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

12/1/23 02/25/2024

Direct Services, Case Management, and Data Collection Responsibilities:

  • Work with managing attorney, program managers, and partner organizations to assist applicants on-site at largescale workshops
  • Maintain applicant folders and reconcile data daily
  • Provide professional and courteous service to clients and potential clients including answering and returning phone calls, case preparation, and case follow-up
  • Work with attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives to prepare forms for various case types, mailings to USCIS, and filings to immigration court or the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • 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.
  • Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Title: Immigration Paralegal - Recent Arrivals, Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

Supervisory Relationship: Managing Attorney for Recent Arrivals, Immigrant Justice Legal Clinic

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

Offsite Office: This position requires significant time off-site at the TPS and EAD clinics and workshops.

 

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.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Services, Case Management, and Data Collection Responsibilities:

  • Work with managing attorney, program managers, and partner organizations to assist applicants on-site at largescale workshops
  • Maintain applicant folders and reconcile data daily
  • Provide professional and courteous service to clients and potential clients including answering and returning phone calls, case preparation, and case follow-up
  • Work with attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives to prepare forms for various case types, mailings to USCIS, and filings to immigration court or the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • 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.
  • Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an immigration paralegal strongly preferred
  • Ability to assist attorneys with new client intake with limited supervision
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced community nonprofit.
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds
  • MUST BE BILINGUAL IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

 

Special Working Conditions and Demands:

  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed; some evenings and weekends required.

 

 

Position Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 DOE
Preparation Date: 1/12/2024

 

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]