Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combating economic, racial, and social injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. Our services include comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. NYLAG exists because wealth should not determine who has access to justice. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving individuals and families whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality. NYLAG goes to where the need is, providing services in more than 150 community sites (e.g. courts, hospitals, libraries) and on our Mobile Legal Help Center. During COVID-19, most of our services are virtual to keep our community safe. NYLAG’s staff of 300 impacted the lives of nearly 90,000 people last year.
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) uses the power of the law to help New Yorkers experiencing poverty or in crisis combat economic, racial, and social injustice. We address emerging and urgent needs with comprehensive, free civil legal services, financial empowerment, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community partnerships. We aim to disrupt systemic racism by serving clients, whose legal and financial crises are often rooted in racial inequality.
Values that guide us
- We reduce the effects of poverty by providing high quality, effective civil legal services.
- We strive to serve individuals and communities through a race equity lens to counteract systemic racism.
- We work to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment that reflects the communities we serve.
- We achieve systemic change through class actions, impact litigation and by advocating for just laws and policies.
- We partner with our clients to help them transform their lives and strengthen their communities.
- We address our clients’ multiple legal needs by collaborating across our practice areas.
- We are at the forefront of identifying and understanding New Yorkers’ most pressing legal needs, rapidly adapting to meet these needs with innovative programs and partnerships.
- We assess need broadly, recognizing that need is not a function of income alone.
- We collaborate with community organizations and engage pro bono attorneys and volunteers to serve a greater number of people with unmet civil legal needs.
- We teach and train the next generation of legal service professionals.
NYLAG seeks a Data Coordinator to oversee all aspects of its LegalServer case management system, which stores data entered by 250+ attorneys and paralegals serving 45,000+ clients annually. The Data Coordinator will also be responsible for producing reports and analyzing data used for intensive grant reporting and internal tracking, as well as maintaining data integrity. The Data Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of Foundation & Government Relations and will work closely with the Institutional Giving team, the Managing Attorney, and NYLAG’s broader management team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting & Analysis
- Work with NYLAG’s programmatic units to report on government and foundation grants, specifically related to housing, immigration, family law and other areas, in some cases leading the reporting effort and submissions
- Compile statistical data and provide analysis related to grants deliverables and overall unit performance; create dashboards and visualizations to exemplify findings
- Participate in the preparation of larger reports such as those for the Office of Court Administration and Interest on Lawyer Account funds
- Assemble data to support responses for Requests for Proposals and grant renewals
- Work with the Managing Attorney and NYLAG’s IT contractor to ensure that NYLAG’s case management system, LegalServer, meets the needs of each unit
- Build out, test, and implement new modules, fields, and workflow solutions to optimize user experience
- Analyze new features and stay current on system applications to optimize usage
- Monitor data integrity and ensure that case handlers are entering necessary data into the system
- Utilize LegalServer’s reporting system to export data into Excel and manipulate and analyze data for external and internal reports
- Enhance and automate existing reporting efforts
- Develop familiarity with a wide variety of data fields used to report work to NYLAG’s funders
- Develop and execute projects to help NYLAG use data to work more effectively and efficiently
- Train new staff and volunteers on how to use LegalServer; conduct refresher courses for existing staff
- Bachelor’s degree
- 1 year or more of related experience in the nonprofit sector
- Sophisticated knowledge of Excel, formulas and other data manipulation approaches is required
- Experience with database technology
- Experience analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data is preferred
- Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
- Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
- Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize a diverse workload
- A self-starter with strong problem-solving capabilities
- Ability to exercise discretion and work closely with the agency’s management team
- Passion for NYLAG’s mission to help New Yorkers with low income
NYLAG’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
NYLAG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.
☐ Entry Level
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. The salary range is $45,900 – $55,725.
Benefits: Excellent benefits.