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Senior Service Provider – Legal Services

  • Full Time
  • Bakersfield, California
  • $67,000.00 to $77,000.00 USD / Year
  • Salary: $67,000.00 to $77,000.00

Website UFW Foundation

Our purpose is to empower communities to ensure human dignity.


Bakersfield, CA

$67,000.00 to $77,000.00, with the anticipated starting salary not to exceed $67,000.00 unless the applicant has significant experience.

About UFW Foundation:  For 17 years, the UFW Foundation has mobilized farm workers and their organizations across the country to advocate for more equitable policies, such as immigration reform, pesticide protections, heat standards, hazard pay and other worker protections. We engage constituents in systemic change to break the cycle of poverty while also providing critical services. In fact, the UFW Foundation is the largest federally accredited immigration legal service provider in the state of California. The organization has staff in California, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan.

The UFW Foundation’s Immigration Legal Services Program provides high quality comprehensive affirmative and removal defense services and representation before U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and California State Courts. We represent low-income clients in an array of affirmative and defensive applications, including but not limited to family petitions, U-visa/VAWA, Waivers, Naturalization and DACA, as well as Asylum/Withholding/CAT, Cancellation of Removal and Special Immigrants Juvenile Status (SIJS). We also represent unaccompanied minors as a VERA/Office of Refugee and Resettlement sub-grantee before EOIR and CA Family and Probate courts across 7 counties.

The Senior Service Provider position will (1) provide affirmative immigration relief services; (2) may provide representation of clients in deportation proceedings; (3) outreach at assigned community college campuses; and (4) work closely with other UFW Foundation programs to drive an organizing culture which influences systemic change. The Senior Service Provider will be a member of the Community Colleges Immigration Services Project whose goal it is to provide students, staff, and faculty free immigration legal services, including education and outreach services, on campus as well as through the UFW Foundation’s Teleconsulta services, (Telemedicine model for immigration consultations).

The UFW Foundation seeks an individual with experience working with immigrant communities that can help the organization, in collaboration with the UFW Foundation’s various programs and departments, as well as its partners, to develop a service delivery model that will maximize the limited resources in rural communities and leverage relationships from urban centers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (This list is not exhaustive):

Provide services to community college students, staff, faculty and their families with affirmative immigration applications, as well as removal defense cases;
Assess immigration relief needs of community college students, staff, faculty and determine eligibility for available immigration benefits, including but not limited to: naturalization, DACA renewal, employment authorization, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, and renewal of permanent resident card, asylum, and removal defense issues
Assist at UFW Foundation led naturalization and DACA renewal group processing events;
Assist with community legal education presentations and outreach activities, such as Know Your Rights presentations and other affirmative immigration relief information sessions;
Attend all “triage” meetings as scheduled to screen for potential clients;
Explain initial and/or appeal processes and timelines;
Give clients a clear analysis on their cases, relief options and next steps;
Identify trends in Department of Homeland Services practices and community needs that will help inform advocacy efforts;
Prepare and submit applications, legal briefs, and supporting documentation for immigration relief, including but not limited to: naturalization, DACA renewal, employment authorization, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, and renewal of permanent resident card, asylum, withholding, relief under the Convention Against Torture, U visa, VAWA, adjustment of status with applicable waivers, refugee waivers, Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas and other general removal defense issues.
Prepare and submit reports to program funders as assigned;
Provide trainings and technical assistance to UFW Foundation staff, volunteers and partner organizations;
Regular travel to necessary court hearings community colleges (as assigned), UFW Foundation service centers and trainings;
Review criminal dispositions and analyze immigration consequences;
Support UFW Foundation member services department application workshops and other events, when possible;
Work closely with Attorney Coordinators and Directing Attorneys to maximize case output;
Work diligently to file cases;
Support UFW Foundation’s fundraising goals; and
Other tasks as needed.


Train and supervise service providers, legal assistants, and others as they prepare for DOJ accreditation or renewal.
May include coordination and supervision of volunteers/fellows/interns as needed.


The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:
Bilingual (English and Spanish or English and indigenous language or English and other language as needed to meet communities’ needs);
Detail oriented and strong writing skills;
Supervisory experience a plus;
Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, listening skills and attitude;
Ability to work both independently and under supervision;
Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
Ability to keep track of projects and deadlines, and communicate progress in real-time.
Problem solving/analysis and results driven;
Dedication to mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights.
Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking.
Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write legal briefs, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Requires ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Three years of affirmative immigration relief services. Previous experience working with the Latino community.


BA/BS degree in Social Sciences, Business, Organizational Management, a related field or equivalent experience.
Worked as a DOJ Accredited Representative with 3+ years of affirmative immigration experience.


The annual salary range for this position is, $67,000.00 to $77,000.00, and benefits include:
Accruals of 2, 3, and 4 vacation weeks per year depending on tenure, along with 16 paid holidays and 1 mental health day
Access to health, dental and vision benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
403(b) retirement plan with 2% employer match
Employer-sponsored pension plan
Life insurance
Professional development opportunities and access to thousands of courses
Employee discounts through UnionPlus and Lifemart
Flexible schedules and/or work arrangements

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