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WASHINGTON STATE PRO BONO COUNCIL

and

EASTSIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

www.ProBonoCouncil.org and www.ELAP.org

 

Pro Bono Council and Dementia Legal Planning Project Coordinator Position


Washington Pro Bono Council (PBC) has an opening for a coordinator position to provide statewide support to PBC initiatives and assist with the implementation of Dementia Advanced Legal Planning services. This position will assist in the regular operations and special initiatives of PBC, particularly including the Dementia Advanced Legal Planning contract that will help establish systems statewide for attorney training and client routing. While funding is expected to continue, this is a two-year grant funded position contingent on continued funding.


Note that this position is a full-time remote work from home position, with significant travel around the state to meet with volunteer lawyer programs and coordinate pro bono legal activities.


About Pro Bono Council and Eastside Legal Assistance Program:

The Washington Pro Bono Council (PBC) is the organization that supports, coordinates, and advocates for the network of the 16 Volunteer Lawyer Programs (VLPs) in the State of Washington. The VLPs are independent nonprofits offering free, high quality, efficient, and innovative civil legal assistance to low- income people in ways reflecting the history, resources, and needs of their local communities. This position responds to the needs of VLPs statewide, but is “housed” at Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) in Bellevue, WA. ELAP is one of the VLPs and provides civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence throughout King County, medical-legal assistance to individuals experiencing health- harming legal issues, assistance to individuals facing eviction or other housing problems, and pro bono legal aid.


Duties:

·        Provide assistance with the administration, scheduling, planning, content development, and execution of the Dementia Advanced Legal Planning project and other PBC operations

·        Act as the primary client contact for intake and referral for pro bono legal services

·        Work closely with the other PBC staff to implement Dementia Advanced Legal Planning

·        Organize, build and maintain a system for tracking attorneys trained in advanced care planning for people with dementia, and route clients appropriately when contacted via statewide intake line or website

·        Manage volunteers to make sure they are properly connected with clients, provided with educational materials, and supported and appreciated.

·        Monitor, manage, and update the pro bono council websites, social media accounts, and listservs to reflect up to date info on the Dementia Legal Planning project and other collaborative PBC projects

·        Occasionally assist in reviewing, drafting, or preparing legal or other documents for the statewide Pro Bono Council

·        Attend regular meetings within the legal aid community and represent VLP interests

·        Develop a collaborative working relationship with and regularly support the volunteer lawyer programs around the state

·        Develop mechanisms and tools for the sharing of resources within the pro bono community including such material as forms, volunteer recruitment and retention techniques, and program development strategies

·        Participate directly in the coordination and delivery of pro bono legal services to clients

·        Report to Washington Pro Bono Council Manager

 

Qualifications:

·        Demonstrated strong written and problem solving skills, and enthusiasm to make a positive difference for legal aid in Washington State

·        Demonstrated cultural competence and experience working with diverse low-income client communities, including communities of color, limited English proficiency and persons with disabilities

·        Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to respond competently to colleagues and clients via email, phone, zoom, and in person

·        Independent work ethic and the ability to accomplish tasks without constant supervision (this is a full remote work from home position with regular virtual and in person check ins)

·        Experience or familiarity with the legal, social service, or nonprofit fields is helpful,

particularly regarding areas outside of King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

·        Ability to learn quickly, good judgment, sense of humor, and excellent organizational and time management skills.

·        Intermediate to high computer and technology competency required (familiarity with MS Office Suite or Google Apps required, ability to set up basic computer hardware and software given extra consideration)

·        Regular travel throughout the state to attend or lead meetings or legal services events is expected, though many meetings are now virtual

 

Working Conditions and Work Hours:

Work Hours        Base 40 hours / week

Location             Full remote work at home position, with significant travel across the state for meetings and program coordination.

Salary                  $51,500 / year

Benefits              Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with match, 12 paid holidays plus the week between Christmas day and new year’s off, vacation and sick leave, and compensated continuing education and professional development

 

Application Process:

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to PBC Manager Michael Terasaki via email using your name and the words “PBC Coordinator” in the subject line to michael@probonocouncil.org.

References will be requested upon offer for an interview.

 

Interviews will begin in late May, priority will be given to candidates who apply by May 13, 2022. This posting is open until filled.

 

Any questions should be directed to michael@probonocouncil.org.

 

Equity and Inclusion:

PBC and ELAP are organizationally committed to fighting racism and incorporating equity and inclusion in our advocacy work and our internal systems and work environment. ELAP expects all staff to uphold this organizational commitment and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area. As with all our staff, the person filling this role will be expected to center race equity in their work and support the goal to operate as an anti-racist organization. ELAP is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. ELAP promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork, and productivity in the workplace. People of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, those with disabilities, mature workers, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. ELAP is committed to operating as an organization whose staff, board, and clients are diverse in background experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious preference, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sensory mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen our work while reinforcing our mission.

 


WASHINGTON STATE PRO BONO COUNCIL

and

EASTSIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

www.ProBonoCouncil.org and www.ELAP.org

 

Pro Bono Council and Dementia Legal Planning Project Coordinator Position


Washington Pro Bono Council (PBC) has an opening…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 23, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    May 13, 2022
Salary
USD $51,500 - USD $51,501
/ year

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1239 120th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005, USA
Suite J

How to Apply

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to PBC Manager Michael Terasaki via email using your name and the words “PBC Coordinator” in the subject line to michael@probonocouncil.org.

References will be requested upon offer for an interview.

 

Interviews will begin in late May, priority will be given to candidates who apply by May 13, 2022. This posting is open until filled.

 

Any questions should be directed to michael@probonocouncil.org.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to PBC Manager Michael Terasaki via email using your name and the words “PBC Coordinator” in the subject line to michael…

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