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About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator will support the Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships in the administration of pro bono programming across 12 field office locations nationwide serving over 5,500 clients, and the collaboration with other organization components to serve KIND’s mission. The Program Coordinator will provide nimble, savvy, high-level support to senior staff in a fast-paced and fluid setting. 

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain and update contact information on KIND’s pro bono partners and help ensure KIND’s case database contains accurate data on KIND’s partners.
  • Assist with requests from other KIND components regarding pro bono partner contact information.
  • Support the annual collection of pro bono hours and equivalent value from partner law firms, corporate legal departments and other attorneys.
  • Assist with management of pro bono attorney and other volunteer background checks.
  • Create weekly pro bono case blast template email for field offices.
  • Support with the administrative tasks related to nationwide pro bono trainings, clinics, campaigns and special pro bono initiatives.
  • Assist with scheduling internal trainings for KIND staff on pro bono mentoring and sending attendees training materials and agendas in advance.
  • Provide administrative support for KIND’s local advisory committees, including calendaring twice yearly meetings, inviting speakers, creating the meeting agendas and recording meeting minutes.
  • Assist with responding to email and telephone requests for more information about KIND’s pro bono program.
  • Draft and maintain flyers, FAQs, and PowerPoints on KIND’s pro bono program.
  • Provide administrative support for collaboration with KIND’s communications team to highlight KIND’s pro bono attorneys and partners during pro bono month in October and other similar events.
  • Research and track local bar association and similar awards given to KIND pro bono attorneys.
  • Conduct research on existing and potential law firm and corporate partners.
  • Provide administrative support to Senior Director for Pro Bono Partnerships such as travel and meeting coordination, compiling meeting agendas, recording and synthesizing meeting minutes, and related support tasks.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • At least one year experience with office organization or administration.
  • Previous experience working with data management tools such as Legal Server.
  • Previous experience interacting with volunteers or pro bono attorneys.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working on improving and/or understanding issues impacting immigrants in the United States or in another region.
  • Facility with Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.
  • Strong cultural competency and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-volume workload with fast-changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Highly motivated and able to operate independently.
  • Ability to work within a physical or remote office environment, have regular interaction via telephone, teleconference, IM and email with KIND’s team.
  • Strong professional judgment and discretion, and ability to maintain confidential information.

KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Salary range:  $39,920 - $49,900

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role.

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Please apply at: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/jobs/

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role.

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply at: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/jobs/

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in…

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