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Immigration Paralegal

| Chicago

**Please Note: this role is open for GIA, the Immigration Law Firm that we exclusively partner with, not at Envoy** 

Global Immigration Associates, P.C. is an independent employment immigration law firm based in Chicago. GIA has a rapidly expanding team of 50+ highly skilled attorneys and paralegals and we have continued to grow over the past 20 years. We serve over 1,000 clients, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.

We’re also at the cutting edge of using immigration technology, and work exclusively with the customers of Envoy Global (www.envoyglobal.com), using its best-in-breed technology platform to help better serve our clients.

At GIA, we strive to empower our staff, attorneys and paralegals alike, to own and manage their case work with the support they need. We foster a culture where paralegals get the respect they deserve for the hard work they provide to an immigration firm. 

We believe that by creating a laid-back culture with the right people, anything is possible, and we want to ensure that you, the employee, will enjoy coming to work each day. On top of that, dress code is generally casual and wearing your headphones is not looked down upon!

 

As a GIA Paralegal, You Will:

  • Prepare immigrant and non-immigrant visa cases for major corporations and individuals on Envoy’s patented, online platform which includes duties, including but not limited to:
    • Review and proofread complex evidence and documents for client cases
    • Track, monitor, and log evidence and documents for client cases
    • Create, compile, and prepare documentation for case filings
    • Finalize government-ready case filings for final attorney review
    • Draft and edit client Letters of Support for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Proactively research new legislation and legal changes in immigration law
  • Prioritize multiple responsibilities and deadlines for client cases
  • Perform administrative and clerical duties, as necessary

 

You Have:

  • Experience with employment-based immigration, preferably in a large law firm environment
  • Paralegal Certification or degree from accredited college or university is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; English grammar must be excellent
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with ability to effectively multi-task
  • Strong client service skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, and document/case management systems
  • Requires the ability to sit or stand for extended period at a computer workstation, use a computer and a monitor, and lift to 25 lbs

 

So, What About Benefits?

  • Extremely competitive salary and benefits plan including robust medical coverage, and FREE employee dental & vision coverage
  • 15 days of Paid Time Off during first year of employment in addition to 9 paid holidays per year
  • 401 K plan with firm match and immediate vesting
  • Pre-tax benefits for qualifying transportation
  • Company sponsored lunches, happy hours, and events throughout the year
  • Healthy snacks & unlimited LaCroix & coffee
  • Convenient downtown Chicago Office Location
  • Opportunity to work for an organization that changes lives every day!

 

Global Immigration Associates, P.C., is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other protected classification.

 

[email protected]

www.giafirm.com

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Location

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An Insider's view of Envoy Global

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in our office is open and welcoming! We have a mixture of people from all over which makes day to day interactions truly enriching. We make sure to get to know one another; rather it be at our monthly All Hands meetings,or grabbing a cup of Cold Brew in the kitchen. Our vibe is to “vibe” with one another & make Envoy one big happy family!

Bri

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Technology is only as good as the real people backing it up - from all angles. We collaborate as one to provide a service and platform that is a seamless experience for a typically very document-heavy process. We want people to feel empowered and excited while navigating through a very nerve-wracking process. That is what we are all here for.

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Senior Sales Account Executive

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth is about carrying a sense of urgency and accountability at all times. Build your career by finding the opportunity and not waiting for the opportunity to find you. It’s important to drive change amongst your team, company, but most importantly – yourself.

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Sales Director

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our semimonthly All Hands Meetings allow employees to see how the company is doing and ask questions in real time to members of leadership. One of our core values is our ability to be candid: we have pulse surveys, manager meetings, hackathons, and encourage all employees to bring up questions and suggestions to any member of leadership.

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Vice President, HR

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As the Recruiter here at Envoy, I work with my fellow employees across the board, all departments in one way or another. Envoy really encourages a collaborative and cross-functional culture - where all of our teams unite toward one common goal: helping people work anywhere in the world, and essentially provide the coveted American Dream.

Jess Krichevsky

Talent Acquisition, Senior Recruiter

What are Envoy Global Perks + Benefits

Envoy Global Benefits Overview

•Convenient Chicago Loop location – 2 blocks from Metra trains and the CTA
•Extremely competitive benefits plan including BCBS medical coverage, including FREE employee dental and vision coverage, and a company-matched 401k plan that vests immediately
•Stock options after one year of employment
•Annual accrual of 18 days of paid time off (PTO), 2 personal days, and 9 paid holidays per year
•Paid Parental Leave Program
•Casual work environment
•In-office company-paid gym membership with LifeStart Gym
•Company sponsored lunches, happy hours, and events throughout the year
•Healthy snacks & unlimited LaCroix
•Monthly Product Lunch & Learns and ongoing Career Development/Training
•Built In Chicago’s 2019 Best Places to Work
•Moxie Award Winner for Best Service Provider in 2015 and Most Disruptive Startup in 2016
•Rated as one of the top 50 employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago
•Chicago Inno 50 of Fire – B2B Winner
•Growing social responsibility programs & partnerships
•Opportunity to work for an organization that changes lives every day!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Options Program
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
18 days of PTO + 2 "Floating" days
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Envoy offers full-time employees with seven years of continued service the opportunity to take a four-week paid sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide thorough and ongoing training. Highly competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance with an option for PPO or HMO. Regular opportunities to interact with co-workers through social events, intramurals, and collaborative projects. Fully stocked kitchen, including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle!

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