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Temporary Education and Outreach Coordinator

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association


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Published 22 days ago

$45,000 - $45,000

**To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter here: https://vlpprobono.wufoo.com/forms/temporary-education-and-outreach-coordinator/

No other submissions will be considered.

POSITION: Temporary Education and Outreach Coordinator              

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch

REPORTS TO: Project Manager             

STATUS: Non-exempt; Contract ending June 30, 2021 with possible extension

LOCATION: Remote and 7 Winthrop Square, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110

SALARY: $45,000

DEADLINE: ASAP    

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is seeking an Education and Outreach Coordinator to provide support, coordination, and outreach for the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP).

The Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has engaged Volunteer Lawyers Project to participate in a statewide coordinated legal services delivery system to deliver free legal assistance to income-eligible tenants and owner-occupants facing eviction or financial hardship due to COVID-19. The COVID Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP) seeks to ensure that legal assistance is available to all who are eligible.

CELHP will provide referrals, legal information, assistance, and legal representation in all sittings of the Massachusetts Housing Court to preserve or achieve housing stability. The initiative will serve eligible low-income tenants and owner-occupants who live in the home they rent. CELHP will provide legal assistance to low-income tenants in the Greater Boston area and owner-occupants statewide who are at 200% or below the Federal Poverty Level in COVID-related eviction cases. 

Through CELHP, trained staff and pro bono attorneys will help tenants and owner occupants as they navigate the eviction process. All work will be done virtually, in collaboration with other regional legal aid agencies and with ongoing mentoring from Volunteer Lawyers Project.

VLP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ a diverse staff. Fluency in both English and a second language is preferred. We encourage those interested to apply who are versed in other languages (oral and written), especially those who speak Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, or Vietnamese as a large percentage of our client population is limited English proficient. This is a grant-funded position through June 30, 2021. Extension of employment beyond this date is contingent on the availability of funding.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

REQUIRED:        

  • Bachelor's degree

PREFERRED:

  • Experience in community organizing or community-based organizations

PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

REQUIRED:

  • Heavy use of computer programs and applications
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer

MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

REQUIRED:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Technology and social media savvy with experience creating and distributing educational presentations and materials
  • Knowledge of MS Office, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and with staff at outside organizations
  • Demonstrated experience working with legal aid, community groups, housing organizations and/or low-income and vulnerable communities

PREFERRED

  • Ability to speak a Spanish or a second language

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • In collaboration with the VLP CELHP team and partners, develop and implement a coordinated statewide education and outreach plan
  • Work with CELHP team to develop regular fact sheets, graphics, and social media content to disseminate project information and resources and facilitate opportunities for community education
  • Build and maintain a calendar of outreach activities including community presentations, clinics, and appearances in collaboration with CELHP partners
  • Build and maintain email distribution list and develop clear channels of communication with all community organizations and project partners statewide
  • Work with CELHP team to design, write, and edit community outreach and education materials, and coordinate translation, printing, and distribution to community stakeholders and partners
  • Work with CELHP team and recruit, train, and coordinate employees and volunteers for community presentations
  • Assist in the development of community events with community partners, as necessary
  • Work with communication and outreach consultants that may be brought in to support the project

Volunteer Lawyers Project is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

**To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter here: https://vlpprobono.wufoo.com/forms/temporary-education-and-outreach-coordinator/

No other submissions will be considered.

POSITION: Temporary…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package

Comprehensive benefits package

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in both English and a second language is preferred. We encourage those interested to apply who are versed in other languages (oral and written), especially those who speak Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, or Vietnamese as a large percentage of our client population is limited English proficient. 

Fluency in both English and a second language is preferred. We encourage those interested to apply who are versed in other languages (oral and written), especially those who speak…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110

How to Apply

**To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter here: https://vlpprobono.wufoo.com/forms/temporary-education-and-outreach-coordinator/

No other submissions will be considered.

**To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter here: https://vlpprobono.wufoo.com/forms/temporary-education-and-outreach-coordinator/

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