ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking) is a non-profit organization that exists to unlock a fresh start for human trafficking survivors. Founded in 2014, ALIGHT is a Colorado-based, female-founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects survivors’ diverse legal needs to untapped expertise in the legal community in Colorado and beyond.
In passing Resolution 113 in February 2020, the American Bar Association recognized the need for the innovative tech-based model that ALIGHT has established in Colorado. ALIGHT has been invited to present this innovative work at the 2017 United Nations Conference on the Status of Women’s human trafficking event, the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy, and the American Bar Association.
We are seeking individuals who are highly talented, passionate and thrive in an entrepreneurial culture that values justice, collaboration, innovative solutions with impact and a multidisciplinary approach to the injustices of human trafficking. For more information, please visit www.alightnet.org.
If you are looking to
- Positively impact the lives of the most vulnerable members of various at-risk communities
- Work with other passionate professionals to fight for the rights of human trafficking survivors to unlock a fresh start
- Develop expertise working at the intersection of law, technology and human trafficking
- Gain entrepreneurial experience with a start-up
Then you have found the right place.
Volunteering as a Legal Program Associate is an opportunity for an attorney or law student who is passionate about fighting for human trafficking survivors’ rights. The Legal Program Associate focuses on growing and supporting ALIGHT’s mobilized network of attorneys. This role is central to serving the most vulnerable and bridging the gap to meet their legal needs.
The Legal Program Associate joins the program team to contribute approximately 7 hours per week to this position. Responsibilities include working remotely to conduct outreach, on-boarding and follow-up with attorneys. Strong work ethic, proactive attitude and comfort with working remotely required. JD or JD candidate seeking experience. Because this role requires significant training and supervision, preference is given for candidates who can commit to 9+ months.
Depending on the individual’s interests and skills, this position will also have opportunities to participate in other aspects of nonprofit work such as project management, community advocacy, social media communications, event planning, and marketing.
Recruit, screen and train attorneys to join the program:
- Research and identify potential attorney partners to participate in the program.
- Initiate, build and strengthen relationships with potential attorney partners.
- Conduct remote onboarding of attorney partners, including reference checks.
- Train attorney partners on the use of technology, collaborative practices and trauma-informed considerations for working with survivors.
Support field use of program technology and support community-building:
- Assist attorney partners with technology setup (i.e. downloading and working the app).
- Research and provide additional resources, as necessary.
- Regularly interact with attorneys to build relationships, represent ALIGHT at community events, and support initiatives to bolster attorney engagement in the program.
Collect and analyze program data:
- Conduct project-management follow up on ongoing matters, including surveys and other communications.
- Utilize Asana to track progress and provide status updates at weekly virtual team meetings.
- Record and analyze results in ALIGHT systems within Google Docs.
- Has completed, or is in the process of completing, a graduate degree in a field relevant to ALIGHT’s work (J.D. or knowledge of legal system preferred).
- Holds 1+ years of experience in positions requiring legal content knowledge and experience.
- Passionately advocates for justice and survivor-centric solutions for vulnerable groups and individuals.
- Communicates clearly and effectively and is adept at networking and relationship-building.
- Has strong organizational skills and a self-starter mindset to developing relationships (sales and/or recruiting experience a plus).
- Has proven ability to work well independently, innovate, problem-solve, collaborate and meet deadlines.
- Holds sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, advisory council, volunteers, donors, program participants and other supporters.
- Comfort in an entrepreneurial environment and proficiency with mobile technology, remote working tools and Google applications.
- Proven and demonstrable track record of success working in related industry/sector.
- Operations, processes and tech systems experience a plus.
- Graphic design experience a plus.
- Fulfill public service work requirements (preference for ongoing commitment 9+ months).
- Gain real-world professional experience that expands your current knowledge of human trafficking and survivors’ diverse legal needs.
- Learn and directly participate in the implementation of innovative technology solutions to human trafficking problems.
- Build and maintain a strong network of legal professionals in Colorado.
- Strengthen your resumé with operational and entrepreneurial experience.
- Obtain potential references for future career opportunities.
- Maintain a flexible work schedule.
- Implement your own skills and ideas into a sustainable legal program.