The NIWAP Policy Analyst is key member of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) team assisting with the implementation, evaluation, and improvement of NIWAP’s training, technical assistance, public policy advocacy and legal programs. The overarching goal of the work is to protect and expand the legal rights of and services open to immigrant women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking.
This position is contingent upon external grant funding.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
J.D. or LLM degree required
Admission to the DC Bar or willingness to become a member of the DC Bar
Applicants who are awaiting bar results must be willing to apply for D.C. bar membership in the D.C. Bar within 90 days of being sworn into the bar of another state
Minimum of one (1) year experience working on immigrant women’s or immigrant crime victims legal rights
Exceptional written, verbal, presentation and persuasion skills with the ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization (supervisor, interns, staff and staff attorneys) and with allies across the country (inside and outside of government and across a range of professional and/or educational backgrounds)
Excellent legal research and blue booking skills
Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects efficiently and effectively
Proven commitment to collaborative cross cultural work and women’s and immigrant rights
Strong computer skills (word, excel, power point, word press)
Experience developing training materials for use by state government officials
Proficiency speaking a second language
Experience with immigrant victims’ legal rights in the areas of public benefits, immigration law, language access and/or family law
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.