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YLA Program Assistant

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Centro Legal de la Raza | Oakland, CA
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

YLA Program Assistant

Reports to the YLA Program Director

About Centro Legal de la Raza

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services and advocacy organization protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities through bilingual representation, education, and advocacy. We combine quality legal services with know-your-rights education, affirmative litigation, and youth development, ensuring access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout Northern and Central California. Centro Legal’s multifaceted approach to legal advocacy on behalf of the most vulnerable amongst us is purposefully designed to ensure access to justice. To this end, we pride ourselves in the three key components of our work: creating leadership, empowerment, and equity in our community. We focus on leadership by providing guidance and mentorship to the next generation of attorneys and judges of color through our Youth Law Academy and Diversity Legal Pipeline programs. We incubate community empowerment by advocating for positive change in local and state governments, creating meaningful dialogue on issues through our communications and media strategies, and by engaging in true, collaborative based, community lawyering. Finally, we ensure equity through high quality bilingual legal services and courtroom advocacy.

For more information, please visit our website: https://centrolegal.org/

The Youth Law Academy

The Youth Law Academy is fostering the next generation of talented judges and lawyers from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds. Through leadership development, mentorships, academic support, scholarships, college preparation, and career guidance, the Youth Law Academy encourages and supports youth in pursuing academic excellence and educational and professional opportunities in law.

Position Summary

Centro Legal seeks an experienced, creative, knowledgeable and dynamic Youth Law Academy Program Assistant who thrives working independently and in team settings. The Youth Law Academy Program Assistant is responsible for providing support to the YLA Program Director and Program Coordinator, as well as coordination with Centro Legal’s communications team to ensure program success and visibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Help develop and manage communications to parents, students, diverse stakeholders, funders, partners and the community, including emails, phone calls, and online materials

 Assist with the entry/tabulation/organization of data and the compiling of program reports

 Assist with the design of program design and evaluation, including the development of materials

 Assist in the development of social media, website, and video communications

 Help draft forms and compile information using google forms or equivalent for internal evaluations, grant reports, student progress reports, event planning, and other programming

 Responsible for student and program file management, including audit and shared repository

 Help prepare and present information about the YLA to community partners, school sites, and other key internal and external stakeholders

 Scheduling assistance for the YLA Program Director, program events and related activities

 Assist with logistical arrangements for program-related meetings, convenings, panels, college site visits, parent-student conferences, etc.

 Provide logistical support during YLA high school classes

 Provide logistical support to YLA programming such as field-trips, the youth leadership retreat, and the mock trial

 Provide logistical support to the Diversity Legal Pipeline

 Consistently develop content for Centro’s social media platforms

 Identify stories and storytellers within their communities and community organizations

 Collect and maintain Centro’s student photo galleries and story banks to raise program visibility

 Update Centro’s website, including content management and updates for YLA program  Other duties as assigned Qualifications:

 Demonstrated commitment to cultural humility

 Bilingual - Spanish and English (Oral and Written)

 Strong writing and editing skills

 Proficiency with social media platforms

 Demonstrated ability to work independently and consistently meet multiple deadlines.

 Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

 Graphic design, web design, or video development skills highly desirable

 Data analysis and presentation skills highly desirable

 Familiarity with WordPress highly desirable

 Ability to work occasional evening hours and weekends, for program related classes and events

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We provide a generous benefits package, including 401K, life insurance, leave policies, vacation, and December holiday office closure at full pay.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is June 16, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place these words in the subject line “YLA Program Assistant.”

Contact Information:

Raymundo Jacquez, Youth Law Academy Program Director

Centro Legal de la Raza

3400 E. 12th Street

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Diversity Statement

Centro Legal’s mission includes advancing social, economic and racial justice. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion within and ensuring a workplace where all staff can flourish and grow professionally and well beyond. Our staff are the most important part of our ability to achieve our mission. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation, sustainability and our organization’s success. Centro Legal de la Raza is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, marital status, family responsibilities, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity (including transgender status), gender expression, weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, HIV/AIDs status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Centro Legal also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that an individual has any of the characteristics of the protected classes listed above, and further prohibits discrimination against an individual who is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics. 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

YLA Program Assistant

Reports to the YLA Program Director

About Centro Legal de la Raza

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services and…

Details at a glance

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  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We provide a generous benefits package, including 401K, life insurance, leave policies, vacation, and December holiday office closure at full pay.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We provide a generous benefits package, including 401K, life insurance, leave policies, vacation, and…

How To Apply

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is June 16, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three professional references to jobs@centrolegal.org. Place these words in the subject line “YLA Program Assistant.”

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is June 16, 2019. Applicants are…

Location

3400 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601
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