KIND seeks a Staff Attorney for KIND’S Mexico Initiative, which will engage in cross-border efforts to provide unaccompanied children with initial legal orientations, protection screenings, and options counseling in collaboration with civil society and government-run shelters for unaccompanied children. Based in Ciudad Juárez, México, the Staff Attorney works alongside a Managing Attorney and Program Coordinator and will focus primarily on identification, screenings and intake, options counseling, and know-your-rights orientations to unaccompanied children.
The Staff Attorney helps build engagement and coordination with local coalitions of service providers. S/he may plan and assist in overseeing the activities of bono attorneys and other volunteers deployed to the border to assist in protecting the rights of unaccompanied children attempting to access protection. This position is housed in KIND’s Legal Strategy and Special Programs (SSP) team and reports into the Managing Attorney.
The Staff Attorney supervises Paralegals, Program Assistants, Program Coordinators, interns, and/or other non-legal staff.