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Program Coordinator - Education Defense and Justice for Youth (EDJY)

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The Opportunity

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is excited to recruit a Program Coordinator for its Education Defense and Justice for Youth (EDJY) program. The EDJY program provides holistic legal and social work services to young people ensnared at the intersection of the juvenile legal and education systems. The EDJY program is the umbrella program for two clinics: the Youth Defender Clinic and the Education Advocacy Clinic. These clinics work together closely to confront the criminalization of youth of color to ensure they are able to remain in their communities and to get the education they are entitled to and deserve. EDJY attorneys, advocates, and social workers provide representation in juvenile court (delinquency proceedings), school discipline, special education, and juvenile record sealing cases. EDJY staff also provide training and supervision to law students and social work interns as part of EBCLC’s year-round clinical program. In addition to providing holistic legal and social work services, EDJY staff engage in community-driven policy, legislative, and organizing efforts. EBCLC is looking for a strong Program Coordinator with a passion for racial justice to support EDJY staff, clients, students, and community partners. 


Primary Responsibilities:

·      Operate EDJY’s intake line assisting callers with youth-related legal issues ranging from special education, school discipline, discrimination, to interactions with police. The Program Coordinator, in consultation with supervisors, will provide callers with advice, referrals, self-help materials, and other limited scope assistance

·      Develop and maintain partnerships with community-based organizations, including engaging in policy advocacy addressing youth incarceration, electronic monitoring, school policing, school push-out and the school-to-prison pipeline in close collaboration with community partners

·      Compile and maintain database of community resources

·      Coordinate outreach activities, including working with community groups and schools to conduct a range of legal workshops

·      Provide administrative support to EDJY, including obtaining and reviewing records, preparing and filing documents with the court and administrative agencies, serving subpoenas, assisting with file management and data entry, and other administrative tasks

·      Support operation of EDJY’s clinical program, including maintaining updated email listservs, obtaining security clearance for students from probation and coordinating law student scheduling and training

·      Prepare and maintain office forms and self-help materials

·      Provide translation assistance and interpret for client meetings and interviews as needed 

·      Meet with clients and prepare paperwork under the supervision of attorneys 

·      Other tasks as assigned by supervisor

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·      Spanish language fluency required

·      Demonstrated commitment to racial justice

·      Ability to work with people in crisis, including people struggling with mental health issues, in an empathetic and professional manner

·      Excellent time-management, priority setting, and organizational skills

·      Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

·      Strong verbal and written communication skills

·      Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to pick up new computer skills quickly

·      Experience working with youth and families preferred

·      Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including youth, people of color, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with disabilities, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty 


Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary for this non-exempt position is $53,000 - $63,000 based on the number of years of relevant experience, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.


Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.


Workplace Expectations:

Due to COVID19, all EBCLC employees are working remotely. Any necessary use of the office must be pre-approved. The expectation is that the Program Coordinator will work in our office in Berkeley, California when it is safe to do so. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

 

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to jobs@ebclc.org (include “EDJY Program Coordinator” in the subject line). Please note we will review applications on a rolling basisThe position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a cover letter and resume.


Working At EBCLC

EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters. With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 8,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.

Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications, and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued. In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

The Opportunity

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is excited to recruit a Program Coordinator for its Education Defense and Justice for Youth (EDJY) program. The EDJY program provides holistic legal and social work services to young…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 16, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$53,000 - $63,000Starting salary for this non-exempt position is $53,000 - $63,000 based on number of years of relevant experience, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.

Benefits

Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.

Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language fluency required

Spanish language fluency required

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Berkeley, CA
Associated Location
1950 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
Suite 200

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit application materials here: https://eastbaycommunitylawcenter.easyapply.co  Please note we will review applications on a rolling basisThe position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a cover letter and resume.

Interested applicants should submit application materials here: https://eastbaycommunitylawcenter.easyapply.co  Please note we will review applications on a rolling basisThe…

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