Chicago Community Bond Fund ("CCBF") seeks a Legal Advocacy Coordinator to support CCBF’s revolving bail fund by facilitating the bond posting process, tracking and documenting case progress and resolutions; and recruiting, training, and supervising law student and attorney volunteers. The Legal Advocacy Coordinator should value both direct legal services, policy, and advocacy work. This is an associate-level position and a unique opportunity for a program coordinator seeking additional experience in legal services and/or criminal justice policy. The candidates best suited to this role will be committed to social justice and abolition and have some experience supporting organizing by communities most impacted by mass incarceration. As part of a very small staff, the Legal Advocacy Coordinator will be required to be flexible, including occasionally handling administrative and fundraising tasks on an as-needed basis.
Salary and Benefits
CCBF’s Legal Advocacy Coordinator will be based in Cook County at CCBF’s office at the Westside Justice Center. While CCBF works remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role requires at least two days of in-office work. This is a full-time, salaried position with some evening and weekend hours required. This position has a three-month introductory period. The anticipated starting salary for this position is $59,000 annually. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, Beam dental and vision insurance, education assistance, and generous paid time off policies. Start date is as soon as possible.
Reports to: Director of Programs
Supervises: Law Clerks, Attorney Volunteers (with Post-Release Support Coordinator and Director of Programs)
Please send your resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is open until filled.
CCBF is an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other People of Color, women, LGBTQI-GNC people, formerly incarcerated and other people who have been directly impacted by criminalization are strongly encouraged to apply.
Chicago Community Bond Fund ("CCBF") seeks a Legal Advocacy Coordinator to support CCBF’s revolving bail fund by facilitating the bond posting process, tracking and documenting case progress and resolutions; and recruiting, training, and…