Administrative Assistant, Bilingual – Part-Time

October 12, 2016

Reports To:              CWS Lancaster Immigration Legal Services Program Coordinator
Team:                         Lancaster Immigration and Refugee Program
Salary:                        $22,264 for 30 hours/week
Status:                       Non-Exempt; Non-Bargaining Unit

Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.

To Apply:
Please visit the link below to apply directly online to this position.

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Primary Purpose:

The primary purpose of the CWS Lancaster Paralegal is to provide administrative support to the CWS Lancaster Immigration Legal Services Program, and assist BIA Accredited Representatives in providing eligibility screenings, application completion, and follow-up services, to eligible refugees, asylees, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and other immigrants.

Essential Duties:

  • Meet with clients to gather initial information and assist BIA Accredited Representatives in preparing applications for various immigration benefits for refugees, asylees, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and other immigrants ;
  • Provide administrative support to the CWS Lancaster Immigration Legal Services team, including answering client phone calls and scheduling appointments, entering data in case management software; and photocopying documents;
  • Assist BIA Accredited Representatives in immigration case management and follow up with clients and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
  • Maintain accuracy in client case files and case note documentation; update client case status regularly in case management database;
  • Assist in compiling client application packets for various immigration benefits in an accurate fashion to ensure that all required evidence and documentation is attached;
  • Assist BIA Accredited Representatives in maintaining statistics and records to track Immigration Legal Services program results;
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Two years of work or volunteer experience with asylum seekers, refugees, asylees, and other immigrants. At least one year (or two academic semesters) of experience as a paralegal or intern in a law office or non-profit legal services environment is preferred.

Other Skills:

The successful candidate must be highly detail oriented and possess superior organizational and task management abilities. Respect for client confidentiality. Strong computer literacy, with knowledge of word processing and database applications, and ability to use standard office equipment in performing varied activities. Superior written and verbal communication skills.

Bilingual skills in Spanish are required for this position.