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Associate Director/Stein Center
Fordham University in New York, New York
Date Posted 05/11/2022
Admin-Legal Affairs
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Associate Director/Stein Center

Law School, Lincoln Center

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

Position Summary

The Associate Director will provide programmatic and administrative support to Fordham Law School’s Stein and Feerick Centers and lead the Feerick Center’s Immigrant Justice Project.

Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. Founded in 1976, the Louis Stein Center examines the critical role of lawyers in building a more just society and explores how ethical values inform and improve the legal profession. The Stein Center works in collaboration with law students, practitioners, judges and legal scholars to study and improve the legal profession by: supporting a wide range of conferences and publications; honoring exemplary lawyers; inculcating ethics into teaching law; incorporating ethical and professional values into academic and mentoring programs; and encouraging scholarly inquiry and scholarship on the professional conduct and regulation of lawyers. Above all, the Stein Center fosters an understanding of “ethical legal practice” that goes beyond adherence to the rules set forth in professional codes of conduct.

Feerick Center for Social Justice. The mission of the Feerick Center for Social Justice is to promote the rights and address the problems facing New Yorkers and asylum-seekers at the border who have been marginalized or disadvantaged by the systems within which they interact. The Center links our work and our partner social justice advocacy communities to Fordham and engages the Fordham community in initiatives directed at our mission. The Center works with nonprofit and legal services organizations, public agencies, court partners, bar associations, and individuals to advance access to justice, social justice, and racial justice. Through education and collaboration, the Center engages with Fordham students, alumni, faculty and administrators to create and implement long-term innovative solutions critical for lasting change.

The Feerick Center for Social Justice is committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining a staff from different cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, ages, genders, and abilities, especially staff members from those groups that have historically been underrepresented in legal professional settings. The Center firmly believes that a diverse staff is important to developing and operating programs that take into account and respond to the impact of the systems – economic, educational, and legal – within which clients interact and which marginalize and disadvantage them and which operate in the communities where the Center seeks to make positive contributions. Our staff members share a profound commitment to public service.

Essential Functions

  • Work directly with the Stein Center Director and Feerick Center Executive Director on initiatives involving ethics, access to justice, pro bono, social and racial justice, and public interest practice.
  • Lead the Feerick Center’s Immigrant Justice Project.
  • Help to administer and coordinate the Centers’ programs including organizing and overseeing conferences, CLE programs, awards receptions and colloquia.
  • Help to manage the day-to-day activities and overall administrative operations of the Centers, including budgets.
  • Oversee the communications strategy and work products for the Centers, including social media. Develop and prepare written materials on the Centers and maintain the Centers’ websites, annual reports and other publications, including regular e-newsletters.
  • Oversee the Centers’ alumni affairs and play a key role in Feerick Center’s development efforts.
  • Report directly to the Executive Director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice.
  • With regard to the Feerick Center:
  • Serve as the principal senior staff member responsible for grants management, including grant writing and grant reporting;
  • Serve as the Feerick Center’s Immigrant Justice Project Director: (1) develop and oversee all aspects of limited-scope pro bono programs (e.g., (a) establish partnerships, (b) organize service trips, © recruit, train, supervise, and manage volunteers, (d) establish program manuals, policies, and protocols, etc.), (2) organize convenings and conferences, (3) engage in fact finding, (4) write reports, (5) lead the Center’s immigration advocacy efforts, (5) engage and collaborate with Fordham law students interested in immigrant justice, and (6) participate in and support coalition efforts.
  • Establish, direct, and or help support other Feerick Center social justice initiatives, as necessary.
  • Spearhead community engagement efforts to ensure community- and client-centered programming in connection with the Feerick Center’s immigration and other initiatives.
  • Organize training programs with a focus on cultural humility and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Develop Know-Your-Rights and outreach materials.
  • Maintain accurate and robust data collection and tracking systems and integrate program operations into Feerick Center case management systems.

Required Qualifications

  • A J.D.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a lawyer, with significant experience providing immigration services in a non-profit civil legal services setting.
  • Admitted or eligible for admission to the bar of the State of New York.
  • A commitment to race equity and anti-racism in the workplace and in the provision of civil legal services.
  • A demonstrated passion for enhancing access to justice, especially in the immigration field.
  • Extensive experience with pro bono and volunteer management.
  • Demonstrated analytical, legal writing, and advocacy skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player with ability to work in a positive, collaborative, and inclusive environment.
  • Self-motivated worker with strong initiative, ability to work independently, with superior judgment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Spanish essential; fluency in Spanish and English preferred.
  • Commitment to the Stein Center and Feerick Center’s missions.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.



APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/2952


Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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