Client Services Coordinator


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Compensation dependent upon experience

Published:

05/11/2018

Start Date:

06/11/2018

Application Deadline:

05/31/2018

Address

220 4th street Stuite 103
Oakland
California
94618
United States

Description

Client Services Coordinator- Full-time


UnCommon Law’s mission is to provide access to justice and healing for people impacted by incarceration. We deliver trauma-informed mental health and legal counseling to help provide a safe pathway home for people currently serving life sentences in California prisons. We represent people in their parole hearings, and we engage in litigation and policy advocacy to address systemic discrimination in the criminal justice system. We also provide training for prisoners, attorneys, family members and law students in order to improve the overall quality of preparation for and representation in parole hearings. Our clients cannot be released from prison unless and until they have participated in counseling and other training programs and can show the parole board they are truly ready to rejoin their communities. We help them do that.


We have an opening for a client services coordinator in our office near Oakland’s Jack London Square.

While the bulk of your work will be administrative, you’ll get intimate exposure to the inner workings of a small non-profit firm doing unique work. You need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and demonstrate a commitment to criminal justice reform.


Responsibilities

Administrative: 50%

  • Managing phone calls, email and all written communication with clients, their families, prison staff, attorneys and law students
  • Maintaining client database (Clio) for deadlines and case updates
  • Preparing court filings and calendaring deadlines
  • Scheduling legal visits and securing access to prison files for office attorneys, social workers, and volunteers
  • Ensuring adequate supplies and reliable equipment to support the office staff
  • Processing client payments and managing payment plans

Legal: 35%

  • Ongoing legal communication and file preparation in advance of parole consideration hearings
  • Assisting and writing transcript reviews, petitions, and consultations

Development: 15%

  • Managing donor database (Neon) and using it to track all charitable contributions, grants, and correspondence with donors


Qualifications

  • Compassion for incarcerated persons and their family members and a demonstrated interest in criminal justice reform
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • At least two years’ experience as an administrative assistant, case manager and/or executive assistant (preferably in a law firm or nonprofit organization), or an equivalent amount of education and professional experience
  • A professional demeanor and pleasant disposition 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Previous work or volunteer experience on behalf of incarcerated persons (strongly preferred) 
  • Sensitivity to confidential matters   
  • A strong working proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (required), Google Suite (required), and CRM software (strongly preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation dependent on experience

Comprehensive health coverage, vacation, and sick leave

We represent California prisoners and because nearly 70% of them are Black or Latino. Members of those groups and formerly incarcerated persons are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.   

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names of three references to jobs@uncommonlaw.org. Be sure to include “Client Services Coordinator Application” in your subject line. Please do not inquire by telephone or in person. 


Benefits

Health coverage, vacation and sick pay.

Level of Language Proficiency

Ideal candidate would be conversational in Spanish.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@uncommonlaw.org

http://www.uncommonlaw.org

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names of three references to jobs@uncommonlaw.org. Be sure to include “Client Services Coordinator Application” in your subject line. Please do not inquire by telephone or in person.



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