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We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic attorney to serve as a Staff Attorney. The Staff Attorney will work to improve farmworker labor and immigration protections and access to health care through legislative and administrative advocacy.
- Engage in monitoring and analysis of public policy proposals in Congress and administrative agencies regarding issues of importance to farmworkers, including immigration, labor rights, and health.
- Produce reports, comments, newsletter articles, blogs, and public education materials related to farmworker legal, legislative, and administrative developments.
- Participate in and support legislative efforts, including direct lobbying for and against legislative proposals and providing grass roots lobbying assistance to state and local organizations.
- Engage in advocacy before federal administrative agencies to improve regulatory policy initiatives and enforcement of laws addressing farmworkers’ employment and health care, including through meetings and the rulemaking process.
- Represent Farmworker Justice in public settings, including with the government, coalitions, and the media, as well as at conferences.
- Build, strengthen, and maintain relationships with community organizations, health care providers, farmworker legal services providers, and coalition partners.
The position will report to FJ’s Director of Immigration and Labor Rights and FJ’s Director of Occupational and Environmental Health. Read full job description here.
About Farmworker Justice
Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice. Using a multi-faceted approach, Farmworker Justice engages in litigation, administrative and legislative advocacy, training and technical assistance, coalition-building, public education and support for union organizing. Our staff collaborates with talented, dedicated people all over the country to empower farmworkers to improve their working and living conditions.
Our volunteers and interns as well as our employees, find Farmworker Justice to be a warm, invigorating, intellectually stimulating work environment. Our location in the nation's capital guarantees a lively, educational experience. Washington, D.C. is a diverse city, filled with history, offering tremendous opportunities to enjoy cultural, sports, political and other activities, as well as beaches, forests and other opportunities to enjoy nature within a short distance away. We offer competitive salaries and benefits for a small not-for-profit organization.
Farmworker Justice was founded in 1981. In 1996, FJ became a subsidiary corporation of National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest constituency-based Hispanic civil rights organization. Farmworker Justice maintains an independent Board of Directors and 501(c)(3) status as a charitable corporation.