Senior Field Engagement Strategist- Supervisory


The Senior Field Engagement Strategist has responsibility for creating and implementing strategy to build deep relationships with CLINIC’s network of charitable legal services organizations (“CLINIC affiliates”) and partner legal service providers (“LSPs”). Through leveraging the observations and information gathered from these engagements, the Senior Field Engagement Strategist will expand immigration legal services capacity through strategic, innovative, immigrant inclusive and collaborative service delivery and legal empowerment models. The Senior Field Engagement Strategist will provide support and mentorship to other Field Engagement staff and assist with more complicated inquiries and project management concerns. The Senior Field Engagement Strategist –Supervisory will also provide direct supervision to other members of the Field Engagement team.

Primary Responsibilities

Field Engagement

  • Maintain a broad knowledge and understanding of the highlights, challenges, and promising practices of CLINIC’s network of charitable legal services organizations (“CLINIC affiliates”) and partner legal service providers (“LSPs”) to assist in:
    • Determining topics for CLINIC’s trainings and resources and working with TTA team as subject matter expert to develop new resources as appropriate;
    • Identifying internal and external barriers that impede local program successes and creatively brainstorm solutions and make recommendations to programmatic challenges in partnership with CLINIC’s various sections;
    • Defining areas for continued excellence or improvement in CLINIC’s Network Services.
  • Build deep relationships with members of the field through check-in calls, conference calls, coalition building and other engagement activities. 
  • Create, lead, and maintain CLINIC’s communication channels for robust and regular engagement, including cohort calls and peer to peer learning opportunities.

Project Management

  • Manage capacity building projects for immigration legal services including project design, creation and updates (as needed) to standard operating procedures, opportunities for legal empowerment, immigrant inclusion and development of project evaluative processes.
  • Define project deliverables, roles, dates, funding levels, and terms through the creation of Memoranda of Understanding.
  • Provide strategic forward-thinking on project and grant sustainability and expansion, as well as proposals for flowthrough disbursement to CLINIC’s network.
  • Conduct project-specific and other assigned site visits as needed.
  • Monitor and document project performance by partners and sub-grantees of assigned projects and provide subject matter support as needed.
  • Oversee the collection of project data and maintain accurate records and current statistics. Lead the analysis and distribution of project related data to assess the quality and impact of the project as well as to determine areas for continued excellence or improvement.
  • Provide the Director of Field Engagement with information needed for funding applications, Board of Directors, and management consumption, as requested, and for budgeting purposes.
  • Partner with CLINIC’s Finance team to coordinate, facilitate and monitor process of flow-through payments and Memorandum of Understanding deliverables.
  • Partner cross sectionally to ensure proper coordination of deliverables, service delivery and adequate support of funded partners.

External Relations

  • Provide accurate and comprehensive information and guidance to CLINIC affiliates and partner LSPs (as appropriate) on CLINIC affiliate benefits, tools to discern whether and how to create authorized immigration legal services, and other general inquiries as needed.
  • Represent CLINIC to other national and local organizations and attend virtual and in person meetings required by grants and as assigned.
  • Partner with CLINIC’s Communications team in promoting CLINIC’s Field Engagement work through the creation and updating (as needed) of CLINIC’s publications, resources, website, and social media.
  • Collaborate with CLINIC’s Advancement team on promoting CLINIC’s Field Engagement work through drafting of reports to funders and assisting in the development and maintenance of relationships with select funders as assigned.
  • Work with CLINIC’s Advocacy team to further CLINIC’s administrative advocacy priorities by providing subject matter expertise and engaging with government contacts as assigned.

Staff Mentorship

  • Help mentor newer staff on conducting field engagement, responding to general affiliate inquires, and on project management of Field Engagement initiatives.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Field Engagement written resources to facilitate efficient workflow and onboarding of new staff.
  • Provide support on more complicated affiliate inquiries and project management concerns, as needed.


  • Provide direct reports with necessary direction, supervision, and support to ensure clarity in roles, responsibilities, and expectations.
  • Ensure that direct reports have updated position descriptions, current work plans, and are familiar with and comply with CLINIC personnel and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and offer regular feedback and guidance to direct reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in management, social work/related discipline or equivalent experience required, graduate degree or equivalent experienced preferred.
  • At least 8 years of experience working in the immigration services field.
  • 5 years of authorized immigration legal services practice, preferred.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Intimate understanding of California nonprofit legal services landscape preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and training skills.
  • Able to develop deep relationships with numerous CLINIC affiliates and non-affiliates and coordinate/provide support to each as needed.
  • Able to meet multiple deadlines simultaneously while maintaining a detail-oriented focus
  • Deep understanding of immigration laws and immigration legal service needs of immigrant communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and on a team, showing respect for diverse constituencies.
  • Able to travel as needed to conduct instruction, project coordination meetings, meetings with partners and funders, other CLINIC meetings and training as assigned in and outside CA.
  • An uncompromising commitment to immigrants' rights and race equity
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support the organization’s mission, vision, value statements, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Fulfill CLINIC’s expectations that all staff:
    • Serve with integrity
    • Develop innovative solutions
    • Promote learning — for themselves, for their colleagues, and for our network
    • Cultivate constructive relationships
    • Model stewardship
    • Maintain professionalism and positivity in workplace interactions
    • Demonstrate leadership and takes initiative
    • Take responsibility for actions, results and mistakes
    • Communicate in a timely and effective manner, keeping individuals informed of key issues and needs
    • Develop and exercise strong problem-solving skills and judgement
    • Focus on building and strengthening relationships across and outside the organization
    • Demonstrate flexibility and openness by adapting to changing priorities, ideas, strategies, procedures and methods
    • Make effective decisions
    • Resolve conflicts constructively
    • Demonstrate behavior that supports fundraising as a critical and shared responsibility


Salary Range

  • $87,000 - $95,000

Emplyment Level

  • Two-year employment contract with possible extension.


  • Anywhere within the continental United States

Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Commitment

  • CLINIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibilities, religion, age, disability, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. CLINIC also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.
  • We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
  • Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key components and primary responsibilities.

Closing Date

Employment Type


Employment Level



Full Time



Reports To

Field Engagement Director


Senior Field Engagement Strategist- Supervisory


The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Job Location

Anywhere within the continental United States, MD 20910
United States