Nonprofit

Project Coordinator (Bilingual), Immigrant Justice Project

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 28 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Salary
At least USD $46,509 / year

Description

The Project Coordinator works closely with and under the supervision of IJP’s Directors to handle the following areas of responsibility, among others:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for immigrants seeking legal assistance, conducting eligibility screening and client interviews and providing case assessment support.
  • Carefully maintain client and volunteer databases and diligently track case statistics.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications / reports and other fundraising activities.
  • Provide administrative help by answering phones and setting up client appointments, while also providing caring follow-up to clients, who typically seek our assistance at very vulnerable moments in their lives.
  • Provide organizational and logistical support for both virtual and in-person training programs, legal clinics, and community outreach events.
  • Conduct research and draft initial applications under the supervision of IJP attorneys.
  • Liaise with attorney volunteers from large firms and corporate legal departments.
  • Other City Bar Justice Center administrative work, including with other CBJC Projects, as needed.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or substantially equivalent work experience in a professional setting.
  • Minimum 6 months of work experience (relevant internships acceptable).
  • Spanish fluency required—written and spoken.
  • Strong data-entry, organizational and project management skills; high attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable communicating both by telephone and in direct contact with the public; self-starter with a record showing (or a demonstrable capacity for) consistent professional timeliness and reliability.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, and the ability to quickly learn and effectively use LegalServer and other technology.
  • Ability to connect with people from different backgrounds, and demonstrated enthusiasm for public interest legal work, serving communities that are under-resourced, and advancing racial equity and social and economic justice is required.
  • A team player with an ability to interact respectfully with clients, volunteer attorneys, government employees, and fellow staff members.

We are looking for candidates who are willing to make a minimum commitment of two years to the Project Coordinator role and can start as soon as possible. Candidates for this position must be available for in-person work at our Midtown Manhattan office on a hybrid schedule requiring roughly 2-3 days of scheduled in-office work per week, with the balance of time being work-from-home.

This is a Local 153, Office and Professional Employees International Union position, with a starting annualized salary of at least $46,509 based on a 35-hour workweek (with an anticipated increase currently under negotiation), and other benefits and employment terms and conditions determined by a collective bargaining agreement. The City Bar’s competitive benefits package also includes generous paid time off (vacation, personal, sick time, holidays, day off for volunteer work, extra time off in the summer), choice of medical plans (some offered at almost no cost to employee), dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, short-term/long-term disability insurance, employee discounts, and more!

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

To apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and three professional business references.

The City Bar Justice Center is a proud equal opportunity employer, and we particularly encourage applications from candidates belonging to communities historically under-represented in the legal profession. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds and unique experiences to apply. We welcome diversity of all kinds. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the organization will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons due to their religious beliefs, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition or because the individual was a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking.

The Project Coordinator works closely with and under the supervision of IJP’s Directors to handle the following areas of responsibility, among others:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for immigrants seeking legal assistance…

Benefits

This is a Local 153, Office and Professional Employees International Union position, with a starting annualized salary of at least $46,509 based on a 35-hour workweek (with an anticipated increase currently under negotiation), and other benefits and employment terms and conditions determined by a collective bargaining agreement. The City Bar’s competitive benefits package also includes generous paid time off (vacation, personal, sick time, holidays, day off for volunteer work, extra time off in the summer), choice of medical plans (some offered at almost no cost to employee), dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, short-term/long-term disability insurance, employee discounts, and more!

This is a Local 153, Office and Professional Employees International Union position, with a starting annualized salary of at least $46,509 based on a 35-hour workweek (with an…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Spanish fluency required—written and spoken.
  • Spanish fluency required—written and spoken.

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
42 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

How to Apply

To apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and three professional business references.

To apply: Please send a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and three professional business references.

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