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Pro Bono Coordinator

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Bay Area Legal Aid
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Oakland, CA
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Published 7 days ago

Bay Legal seeks an Pro Bono Coordinator to actively support the engagement of a full range of volunteers in the delivery of legal services for low-income communities, from private attorneys to high school volunteers. The Coordinator supports the planning, delivery, and evaluation of BayLegal's firm-wide pro bono programs. The position is based in BayLegal's Central Support office in Oakland and reports to the Pro Bono Director. This is a non-union position within BayLegal. See below description of our current work environment due to COVID-19.

As Pro Bono Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn and assist with the diverse legal needs of underserved and vulnerable communities across seven Bay Area Counties (Napa, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara).
  • Coordinate student and non-attorney (including interpreters) volunteer recruitment, onboarding and retention efforts.
  • Respond to volunteer inquiries and coordinate with BayLegal’s regional offices and units regarding volunteer opportunities and needs;
  • Maintain database of pro bono program records, data reporting and analysis;
  • Prepare cases for placement with pro bono attorneys;
  • Develop and streamline processes and procedures;
  • Support recruitment and ongoing engagement of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers
  • Assist with the coordination of pro bono legal clinics (see BayLegal website for a description of full range of legal matters and clinics) including assisting with preparing clinic materials, overseeing logistics, and coordinating with volunteers and local staff in preparation and on-site as needed;
  • Assist with the coordination of trainings;
  • Work closely with BayLegal’s Development & Communications teams to promote BayLegal's mission and resource development; and
  • Engage in other tasks and projects that further BayLegal's mission and operations as a non-profit.

Requirements/Qualifications/ About the Successful Candidate:

  • Humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/ or limited English proficiency.
  • BA/BS educational degree.
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish preferred.
  • Experience with data entry, database management and reporting (LCRM Salesforce, Microsoft Excel).
  • Experience with social media platforms for volunteer engagement and recruitment is a plus.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team.
  • Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be done.
  • Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor and proactive problem-solver.
  • Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be done.
  • Detail oriented.

COVID-19 remote work: BayLegal is committed to the health and safety of our staff, clients, and community. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most BayLegal employees remain primarily working remotely.  BayLegal has implemented detailed health and safety protocols to minimize risk of exposure and has an evolving plan for expanding local receptions hours to the public and increased in-person activities in our offices and community-based advocacy sites.  Employees are expected to reside in California and at a distance allowing them to commute to their physical BayLegal base location and service delivery locations as needed and in compliance with public health advisories.

While BayLegal remains primarily remote, all employees are issued BayLegal computers and provided appropriate supplies. BayLegal has implemented and continues to explore additional technologies to make working remotely as efficient and connected as possible.  All employees receive a flat-rate monthly amount to reimburse for work-related use of personal IT equipment, including internet, and home. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on personal lives, BayLegal is open to providing flexibility regarding work schedules to the extent feasible for the position.

Compensation and Benefits: We offer a diverse, family friendly environment, and compensation based on competitive public interest salaries along with a generous benefits package. The estimated annual salary range is $48,000 - $60,000 (placement in range determined primarily by years of related experience).  BayLegal's benefits package includes 100% employer covered medical, dental, and life insurance for employees and up to 40-50% for dependents; BayLegal student debt reimbursement program; long term disability insurance; employee assistance program; stipends for bilingual employees whose language skills are used in the provision of work tasks; dependent childcare employer contribution program; employer paid CA Bar license and/or social work license fees; and 401k retirement plan with BayLegal contribution following first year.  BayLegal has a generous paid leave policy which includes: sick leave; parental leave; 14 holidays each year; 3 floating holidays each year (days chosen by employee); and vacation (starting at 13 days and increasing with additional years of employment). 

Applications: BayLegal thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals, veterans, individuals who have been impacted by the criminal justice system, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law.  We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact BayLegal’s Human Resources Manager at: jobs@baylegal.org or (510) 250-5225. 

BayLegal will begin reviewing applications upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Please submit (1) cover letter including response to question below (no page limit), (2) resume, (3) references, and (4) writing sample through BayLegal’s career application portal located: https://bayarealegalaid.applytojob.com/apply”.

As part of your cover letter, please address the following:

BayLegal’s clients are low-income and very low-income members of our communities. They include LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals, the working poor, seniors, people who are limited English proficient, veterans, persons with disabilities, survivors of abuse and exploitation, individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, and people who are experiencing or at risk of homeless, and persons from other underrepresented groups. To ensure our organization is best serving these populations, BayLegal strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively across cultures, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients; to raise the level of positive client outcomes; and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to serve our diverse client base effectively, work effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds than your own, and to contribute to our commitment to humility, inclusion, and diversity? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.

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Bay Legal seeks an Pro Bono Coordinator to actively support the engagement of a full range of volunteers in the delivery of legal services for low-income communities, from private attorneys to high school volunteers. The Coordinator…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
Oakland, CA 94612, US

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