Temporary Community Engagement Associate – Pro Bono Justice Program (San Francisco)
- Job posted by OneJustice
Full Time Temporary
433 California Street
OneJustice is a nonprofit legal organization that brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. We have three core program areas: (1) Pro Bono Justice, which expands legal services for Californians in need by developing and staffing innovative and effective pro bono projects with law schools, firms, and businesses around the state; (2) Healthy Nonprofits, which ensures legal services nonprofits have the business and management skills needed to survive and thrive, and (3) Californians for Legal Aid, which advocates for California legal services nonprofits on federal policy and funding issues. More information about OneJustice is available at www.OneJustice.org.
The Pro Bono Justice (PBJ) Program Associate plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful implementation of mobile legal clinics that expand the reach of life-changing legal services for underserved and isolated communities around the state. OneJustice’s pro bono clinics serve over 1000 people each year in California with immigration, criminal record change, housing, and other legal services. This position is a great opportunity to have a positive impact on underserved communities in California while acquiring and growing skills necessary for planning and coordinating events and working with collaboratives of legal and community based organizations. This is an excellent position for an individual interested in attending law school in the future. The PBJ Program Associate works out of OneJustice’s San Francisco office and reports to the Senior Staff Attorney for Clinical Programs. Travel within California is required. Participation in occasional weekend mobile legal clinics is required.
Pro Bono Clinic Coordination (approximately 100%)
- Coordinate all logistical elements of Rural Justice Collaborative (RJC) and Justice Bus Project clinics, including arranging food, transportation, and preparing clinic materials
- Manage and conduct client outreach in target communities leading up to RJC and Justice Bus clinics
- Schedule clients and help them prepare necessary documentation for each clinic
- Update OneJustice attorneys on development and planning benchmarks for each RJC clinic and Justice Bus trip
- Manage post-clinic tasks, including some client follow-up, administrative tasks related to clinic materials, and developing clinic impact reports to share with participating partners
- Attend and provide administrative support during RJC and Justice Bus clinics
- Assist in the management of client and volunteer data for RJC and Justice Bus clinics, including working with OneJustice attorneys to track deliverables for grants that support RJC and Justice Bus clinic work
- Work with Pro Bono Justice attorneys to track and monitor RJC and Justice Bus clinic expenses
- BA/BS or Associate’s Degree, or at least 2 years of relevant work experience
- Spanish language ability highly preferred
- Project management and/or event coordination experience
- Excellent organizational skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to write/edit well and produce quality publications
- Previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities preferred
- Starting annual salary for a Program Associate position is $36,000, with increases possible for each year of prior directly relevant professional experience, as dictated by the OneJustice salary scale
- This is a full-time temporary position, lasting 4-6 weeks through the end of May 2018. The salary will be prorated to match these dates.
- This temporary position is not eligible for benefits
- Opportunity to learn the legal aid landscape in California
- A supportive, team-based environment that allows you to take an early lead on projects
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish language ability highly preferred
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please visit: https://onejustice.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=7
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, although we will start reviewing applications on Monday, April16, 2018. The start date will be as soon as possible.
In the online application system listed above, be prepared to submit the following information: 1) a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position that describes relevant work and/or volunteer experience; 2) your resume; 3) three references; and 4) a response to the following question:
OneJustice serves highly diverse communities both in terms of our clients and in the broader legal services sector. To ensure that our agency is best positioned to serve these communities, OneJustice strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with our communities. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients and nonprofits and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. Please address in your cover letter how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity amongst our staff. Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
To promote social justice and best serve our various communities, OneJustice is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally competent services. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, as well as bilingual and bicultural candidates, to apply.